The PADI Master Scuba Diver is someone who has earned a place amongst the best of the best PADI divers through extensive scuba training and significant experience. Master Scuba Divers are a group of elite divers and only 2% of PADI divers are able to receive this rating! Diving in a plethora of environments and having a fair share of adventures will diving can get you the PADI Master Scuba Diver bragging rights! There are several scuba diving institutes in India that offer this course. Anyone who is 12 years or older and is serious about having a life in scuba diving, should work towards aiming this goal.
PADI Master Scuba Divers can:
- Live the dive life as a Master Scuba Diver and enjoy the best of recreational diving.
PADI Master Scuba Diver prerequisites:
- Must be a certified PADI Rescue Diver after completing PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses (or equivalent certification).
- Must have completed a minimum of 5 PADI Specialty Diver certifications,
- Must have logged a minimum of 50 dives.
In this course, one must complete a total of 5 adventure dives to obtain the Advanced Open Water Diver certification:
- Deep Adventure Dive: learn to plan dives and the physiological effects and challenges that come with deep-sea diving.
- Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive: fine-tune your navigational skills, and learn to navigate better through time, kick-cycles and visual landmarks.
- 3 adventure dives of your choice can be chosen from a long list of PADI adventure dives including (but not limited to) underwater photography, wreck diving, drift diving, fish identification etc.
All adventure dives may not be available at each dive centre. Centres may have a limited list of adventure dive choices available.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course equipment:
Apart from the basic scuba equipment one learns to use in the OW diver course, the Advanced Open Water Diver course requires the diver to have a compass and a scuba knife or tool. The specialised dive gear will also depend upon your choice of adventure dives such as using dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.