PADI Master Scuba Diver (MSD), a certificate of recognition. The elite of Recreational Diving.

Being a PADI Master Scuba Diver means having extensive diving experience and training in a variety of environments. This certification is the highest that a recreational diver can achieve in the PADI career. It´s to be the black belt of recreational diving.

If you have a passion, you want to be part of the recreational diving elite, you want to live the diving lifestyle, explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced before. This is what you were looking for.



Less than 2% of divers reach this level, making Master Scuba Divers an elite group for PADI.

Requirements to be able to certify you as PADI MSD:

  • Be at least 12 years old
  • Have the Rescue Diver certification
  • Have 5 PADI Specialties
  • Have 50 dives logged
  • Complete the application

How long will it take to certify as a PADI MSD:

As it is not a course in itself, the time it will take to complete it depends on several factors: your certification level, the number of dives you have registered and whether or not you have already completed any specialty.
To give you more information or a personalized quote, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.


What specialties can I choose to become a PADI MSD:

The 5 specialties you need to be able to certify as an MSD are your choice, and you can choose them among all the specialties that PADI offers.
In the list of the most requested specialties are: Enriched air (Nitrox), Mastery of buoyancy, Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery, Fish Identification, and so on until completing the extensive list of PADI specialties.

Your PADI Master Scuba Diver at Dive Academy includes:

  • Theoretical training of each certification/specialty
  • Practical training of each certification/specialty
  • Personalized training
  • Diving insurance during specialties.
  • Process and certify each specialty
  • Process and certify the MSD


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