Master Scuba Diver

Want to join the best of the best in recreational diving? Explore the underwater world like never before? Live the dive lifestyle? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’ll want to visit Maui Dreams Dive Co. to accept the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Master Scuba Diver is PADI’s highest recreational diving certification. This is where the best of the best come to play because the dive possibilities are endless. To become a Master Scuba Diver you must log 50 dives and complete the following PADI Courses:

No one said prestige was easy to come by, but it is certainly well worth it. As a Master Scuba Diver, your experience will expose you to new levels of confidence whether you’re diving local wrecks, quarries, reefs or exploring exciting dive environments around the world.


The challenge is on – it’s your turn to Want It, Live It and Dive It.



1.  Do all the courses have to be PADI Courses?

No.  All of the SPECIALTY COURSES must be PADI courses, but your core classes (Open Water through Rescue) can be equivalent courses taken through different training agencies.  Divers will need to show proof of all previous certifications, so make sure you keep those cert cards handy!

2.  Do I have to wait until I've taken the Rescue class to start taking specialty courses?

Nope.  Once you're Open Water certified, you can start right in on the specialties! Though some of them might have training level prerequisites higher than Open Water training, most do not.

3.  What if I complete all of this training, but then still don't have 50 logged dives yet?

No problem, just keep on diving!  Your certifications never expire, so if you manage to do all this training but you haven't quite reached that magic number yet, just keep logging those dives. Once you've accomplished that, come back and see us, and we'll take care of the rest!

4. What if I am a total dive maniac and want to knock out this MSD thing at Mach speed?

Glad you asked!  We have actually come up with a plan that would enable divers to complete all of this training in just seven days!  Yes, you heard it right, we said SEVEN DAYS!  This is a special program for those of you who live and breath diving (and whose families don't expect to see you during that time), but it CAN be done.  

We can also take it at a "slower" fast pace.  The point is, we're game if you are!

5. Do you have any tips about which certifications I should go for?

Of course!  We'd say go for the courses that interest you the most, as well as those that challenge you the most.  

Also, it's a great idea to consider what will benefit you the most, and take those courses early on in your training.  For example, having excellent buoyancy control is crucial to your success and enjoyment of any underwater activity (photography, night diving, boat diving, etc.), so we'd recommend that you either start with the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty or that you at least choose it as one of the electives during your Advanced course.

Another tip would be to remember that the dives you do during your Advanced class count as the first dives in any specialty course.  What that means is that while you're completing your Advanced training, you're already well on your way to completing specialties.  

For example, if you do a night dive during your Advanced Open Water training, you will now only need two more dives (instead of the normal three for this level of certification) to complete the Night Diver Specialty!

Finally, remember that the five specialties are the minimum required. Once you've accomplished all five, there's no reason to stop!

What's next?  Well, if you're up for it, it just might be time to Go Pro! Divemaster is the first step in that direction, and as a Master Scuba Diver, you are well on your way towards Instructor levels of training too!



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