With a master diver certification, you gain the in-depth knowledge that establishes you as a recognized authority in your diving community. By increasing you diving skills to a professional leader, you’ll be able to participate in open water dives in settings that will test your abilities while enhancing and expanding your diving capabilities.
The course requires approximately eight dives (depending on the training agency) and hours of classroom lectures. Courses can focus on emergency procedures and rescue, deep/simulated decompression diving, limited visibility or night diving, underwater navigation, search and recovery, light salvage, etc.
Master diver certifications require specific prerequisites, and these prerequisites differ amongst training agencies, so it’s important that you contact your local dive shop or training agency to find out everything you need to know before signing up for a course.
Once you complete the master diver certification, you can move on to becoming a dive master or instructor.