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MASTER SCUBA DIVER Sharpen Your Skills

The Master Scuba Diver Rating with DIVE SOURCE

Sharpen Your Skills with the PADI Master Scuba DiverTM rating

You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.

More than a pipe dream? Absolutely! Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.

The Fun Part

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non-professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.


  • 12 years old
  • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Minimum of five PADI Specialty Diver courses
  • Minimum of 50 logged dives

How to Get There:

  1. Complete your core certifications of Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Diver

  2. Add at least five specialty certifications to your diving resume. Some of the most popular are: Nitrox, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Search and Recovery, Navigation, Night Diver, Drift Diver, O2 Provider, Self Reliant Diver and Photography (and there are many more) 

  3. GO DIVING in the DIVE ZONE: Get involved with our Dive Zone club and increase your number of logged dives well past the 50 required to apply for Master Scuba Diver.

  4. Register with PADI by bringing your Logbook and certification cards into Dive Source to be verified by one of our instructors who will sign off on your MSD application and then send it into PADI who will then issue your new MASTER SCUBA DIVER CARD!

For more information on becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver, contact us at DIVE SOURCE and explore PADI course options with the Team.