About the Master Scuba Diver Program

 

Master Scuba Diver

Common Name: “MSD”

We believe that scuba diving is a transformational experience, and for those individuals who develop a near compulsion to dive, who want to learn all that they can about the technique and art of diving, who want to become an ambassador for the sport to their family and friends and become a member of the dive community at the highest level of non-professional certification, we have created the Master Scuba Diver program.

Master Scuba Diver certification represents hard work on the part of the diver that commits to achieve it, and those that carry that certification have earned the respect of both their fellow divers and the dive operators they will do business with. At PCH Scuba, we treat the Master Scuba Diver program with the mentoring philosophy that we use with our Divemaster program. Your MSD certification with PCH Scuba not only represents technical training, but a focus on being a productive member of the southern California dive community and a diver that can be relied on in all aspects of the sport.

The program requirements set by PADI, require a Master Scuba Diver candidate to complete the following for certification:

  • Open Water Certification
  • Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Five Dive Specialty Certifications
  • Emergency First Responder Training
  • 50 logged dives

PCH takes the long-term view of the Master Scuba Diver program; it's not something that should be rushed through. Your work with us will become a mixture of training dives where you build new experience, and fun dives where you put that training to practical use. You choose the type and style of diving that you want to pursue in your program and we then tailor your training to what your goals are. You have moved past Dive 101 and are now choosing your electives and dive "major". Ultimately, many of our Master Scuba Divers choose to continue on into professional training, and in your MSD program, you'll be given a chance to interact with beginning students and new divers, as well as all the dive professionals that work with PCH to give you a solid foundation for that pursuit.

Who can participate?

The Master Scuba Diver program is open to any Open Water certified diver.

What is the class like?

Master Scuba Diver training is an immersion program (no pun intended) in scuba diving and because of that, it is different from scuba diving classes you've taken before. Your training will be mixed, and spread over a period of time, allowing the finer aspects of each technique to be practiced thoroughly. Your dive day will be a blend of training and non-training dives so that at graduation, the diver not only has the certification, but a wealth of practical experience to back it up.

Where will you learn?

The location of the training will vary based on the type of training the student selects. Many of the classes can be taught at Casino Point or on any of the dive boats that we charter.

When is the class offered?

The MSD Program begins any time, and there is no set schedule; the program is tailored to the needs and desires of each individual program participant. It will move just as slow or as fast as the student would like to go.

How much does it cost?

For a newly certified Open Water diver, with no additional certifications, the Master Scuba Diver program is $1499, and includes all of the following:

  • Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Five Specialties of your choice
  • All certification paperwork
  • Access to all PCH Scuba dive professionals

We are happy to teach your Emergency First Responder training to complete your Rescue Diver certification for an additional cost, however we don't bundle it with the class as some individuals already have CPR training through another organization.

The price for the Master Scuba Diver program will be discounted for a student based on the level of experience they have entering the program. If you have multiple specialties already, there will be a corresponding decrease in cost. Contact us to learn more.

 

Due to the variation and personalization that we offer for the Master Scuba Diver program, we invite you to contact us directly to learn more about the program and receive a quote based on your current level of training.