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Master Scuba Diver

Master Scuba Diver

Gain the in-depth knowledge that will establish you as a recognized authority in your diving club or group. Hone your diving skills to the level of a professional NAUI Leader. Thrill to the adventure of open water dives in settings that will test your abilities to their limit while enhancing and expanding your diving capabilities. Then proudly wear the most coveted and respected patch in recreational diving – that of the NAUI Master Scuba Diver.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.

What You Will Learn

The course is a continuing education certification course for divers who wish to increase their understanding and enjoyment of diving. Emphasis is on student participation and practical application of knowledge in open water after a classroom discussion of subjects. This course is an excellent progression toward NAUI Leadership roles.

Some subject areas are a review and expansion of material from previous courses. Each subject area is a progression in study not a definitive study in the particular diving activity. However, instructors will specify performance objectives for related course diving activities, for example, during a navigation dive the student will swim a reciprocal course to within 10 feet (3 m) of its origin.

What’s Involved?

Diver’s World Master Scuba Diver class is composed of five classroom sessions at Diver’s World. You will then need to demonstrate your skills as outlined below in the Training Dives.

How Do You Get Started?

As long as you are 15 years or older and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Master Scuba Diver course. You will also need to hold an Advanced Scuba Diver Certification.

Required Equipment

Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure that it is adequate and in proper working order.

What’s Provided

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, NAUI training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master, and NAUI Master Diver Card.

Training Dives

A minimum of eight open water dives is required. A maximum of three dives per day shall be applied toward course requirements. No more than one skin dive may count toward the eight dive minimum.

Required Dives:

•Emergency procedures and rescue
•Deep/simulated decompression diving
•Limited visibility or night diving
•Underwater navigation
•Search and recovery – light salvage

Elective Dives:

•Skin diving
•Review of basic scuba skills
•Environmental study or survey
•Air consumption (practical application)
•Boat diving
•Shore diving
•Hunting and collecting
•Special interest

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

What’s Next?

Once you become a NAUI certified Master Scuba Diver you have reached a significant milestone in skills and personal commitment to the sport. At this stage, perhaps you would be interested in helping others with as a Training Assistant or wish to pursue specific interests such as ice, cave, wreck or deep diving. Or, perhaps you want to become a dive professional and go all the way to Divemaster or even become an Instructor! Whatever your scuba and skin diving needs, we can help you realize your dreams!  Let your underwater adventure continue!