The Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest recreational diver rating in the PADI program, and denotes superior achievement and proficiency.
Achieving the Master Scuba Diver rating requires that an individual must:
- Be at least 12 years old.
- Be certified as a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and a PADI (Junior) Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization), with certification in any five PADI Specialty ratings.
Note: Divers ages 12-15 may obtain a PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver certification. The certification card carries the requirement that the individual must dive with a certified adult.
- Show proof of 50 logged dives.
- Submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the form cannot be the individual.