OCEANUS DIVING CENTER
VISIT OUR STORE AT 1665 KALAKAUA AVE
HONOLULU, HI 96826
ACCREDITATION: NAUI STORE LIC # AF1000, PADI STORE LIC #26359
MASTER SCUBA DIVER
Distinguish yourself as a leader among fellow divers. The Master Scuba Diver (MSD) rating places you in an elite and esoteric group of divers because everything you will learn as well as all of the skills you will implement during your transformation to becoming a MSD is ubiquitous to all facets of scuba diving, creating the bulwark for your scuba acumen. Becoming a MSD is no easy challenge, and in fact only 3% of all scuba divers ever achieve this rating. Because the MSD course is challenging, this is why you should take it. Now is the a great time to set new goals for yourself. Become a Master Scuba Diver.
THE FUN PART
The exciting part is learning new things, diving new places, making new friends, and rising to the challenges set by your scuba instructor. Although your instructor will help you fine tune some of what you know, as a MSD candidate this is your time to prove your grit by showing your peers what you know.
THE CHALLENGING PART
Your options for becoming a Master Scuba Diver are two-fold: One, take the PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge; Two, take the NAUI Master Scuba Diver Course. We offer both courses to our customers. The choice is yours. Both paths are rewarding, but the requirements for satisfactorily completing them are somewhat different. Feel free to inquire at our sales office.
ADMISSION INTO THE MASTER SCUBA DIVER PROGRAM
• Fill out and submit a training application, Medical Questionnaire, Assumption of Risk and Liability, and Rental Agreement forms – If the new diver answers “yes” to any condition on the form’s medical history section, the diver must receive medical approval prior to any in-water activities
• Be certified as an Open Water Scuba Diver
• Be at least 15 years old, 12 years old for Junior Open Water Scuba Divers
• 50 logged dives
• 15 years old
• Participate (as part of your class) in a scuba review session
* We highly recommed this course for anyone seeking admission into the Divemaster or Scuba Instructor course*
• Advanced Scuba Diver
• Rescue Scuba Diver
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Everybody knows that the greatest rewards in life come with a sacrifice. In your case it comes with the rigor of doing something you love—scuba diving. Together with a scuba instructor you will choose a few of the areas of scuba diving from the list down below for your academic and scuba diving activites. Once you complete a certain number of dive activities you will move on to graduate as a Master Scuba Diver.
• Boat diving
• Deep diving/Simulated Decompression Divng
• Dry suit diving
• Enriched air nitrox
• Environmental study or survey
• Emergency Procedures and Rescue
• Emergency Oxygen Provider
• Fish Identification
• Hunting and Collecting
• Limited Visibility & Night Diving
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Search and Recovery
• Underwater Naturalist
• Underwater Navigation
• Wreck Diver
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Review of Basic Scuba Skills
• Search & Recovery
• Shore Diving
• Skin Diving
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Some PADI Specialty Courses take longer than others. Whereas some PADI Specialty Courses like the Emergency Oxygen Provider require no dives at all, others require 2 or 4 dives on top of the academic work to complete. The most difficult part of the NAUI MSD is the academic work involved. Here, student(s) will walk away from the course having obtained instructor level physics, physiology, and knowledge of all leadership topics. The 8 open water dives can be completed in as little as four days. For either the NAUI or the PADI MSD, approximately 2 weeks is all that’s needed to complete the certification.
WHAT DIVING EQUIPMENT WILL YOU NEED?
By the time you’ve decided that you want to become a Master Scuba Diver you should already have all of your own gear. To participate in the MSD you will additionally need to have
1) two dive lights
2) surface marker buoy,
3) 100’ finger spool
4) dive knife
5) slates to take notes on
SELECT COURSE MATERIALS
*Contact our retail store to speak with one of our sales associates to learn what’s available to you. All of the course materials are included in with the cost of the course*
WHAT DOES IT COST?
NAUI Master Scuba Diver – $799.00
PADI Master Scuba Diver – The total cost of all the specialty courses you choose
YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
Once you complete your Master Scuba Diver Certification, the way for you is up. Consider taking a technical diving course or an instructor course. Speak with your Oceanus Divers’ Instructor to learn more about what you can do to add more excitement to your scuba life.