PADI® Master Scuba Diver certification: the Ultimate Step of the Recreational Diver
Reach the highest non-professional level of the PADI Diver Education System!
The Master Scuba Diver rating makes you stand out from the crowd. It is the highest certification that you can acquire before going pro! You gain this level through a significant amount of experience and scuba training that you have accumulated over your diving lifetime.
PADI Master Scuba Diver level means you have completed the Rescue Diver course, 5 PADI Specialty Courses, and logged at least 50 dives.
Requirements before getting started
Open Water Diver > Advanced Open Water > Rescue Diver Certifications
To begin your path of becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver, you have to start with the basics. You need a PADI Open Water Diver certification, which teaches the basics of scuba diving and allows you to dive down to an 18 meters depth.
Then, you need a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, reinforcing your knowledge from the Open Water course and adding new skills such as navigation. After that, you can go down to 30 meters freely.
After the Advanced Course comes the PADI Rescue Diver certification requirement. With a bit of a different course, you will learn how to tackle potential issues that may arise during diving. You will learn how to handle emergencies, grow your confidence as a diver and become the best possible buddy possible.
Let's choose your PADI® 5 Specialties!
Once you have all the core courses, it's time to expand your repertoire. There are loads of specs that you can choose from to spark your interest. If there is something special you love, we guarantee there'll be a specialty course about it!
You will need 5 PADI specialties to qualify for Master Scuba Diver.
Each specialty course will teach you new skills and knowledge. But, some specialties give you an extra certification. Showing those certifications to dive centers will release new diving adventures!
We recommend you to chose at least those 3 specs below:
- Deep Diver qualifies you to 40m and gives extra training on emergency procedures
- Enriched Air allows you to use NITROX and teach you to analyze your tanks and plan for extended bottom times
- Wreck Diver trains you to assess wrecks for hazards and also to penetrate them safely using lines.
If you combine all three of those specs, you will have some severe adventures here in Koh Tao!
See all the PADI Specialty Diver Courses we offer.
Let's Earn your Master Scuba Diver Certification!
Our highly-trained PADI Instructor from Coral Grand Divers will teach you specific skills and knowledge, supporting you every step of the way.
|- Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
- Minimum 5 PADI Specialty Diver Courses
- Minimum of 50 logged dives
- Medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form)
- Comfortable in the water
|12 years old or older
|Maximum allowed depth 30 m or 40 m with Deep Diver spe
Koh Tao Open Master Scuba Diver Course package includes:
- Training dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
If you have what it takes to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, give us a shout and we'll kick-start your journey!
Make a custom-built package for your needs
Contact our specialists to state your current core certifications and specialist courses.
Get a custom quote for your Master Scuba Diver Package, considering your number of
logged dives and which adventure dives you made during your Advanced Open Water if
you have it already.
What's next after PADI® Master Scuba Diver Certification?
Want to go further and become a professional? Learn more about our professional level courses.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.