About Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver (MSD) rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training.

Fewer than 2% of divers ever achieve this rating!

Work on this rating through Specialty Weekend. During the Specialty Weekend you will earn three of the five certifications needed to earn this rating*: Night DiverPeak Performance Diver, and Navigation Specialist.  We will do six dives through the weekend.


Two Night Dives (Friday & Saturday nights), along with four more dives over Saturday & Sunday dives focusing on buoyancy and navigation.


You will need the Adventures in Diving book (from Advanced Open Water) a light for the night dives and compass for navigation.


Please plan to be at Gilboa Quarry Friday evening by 7pm for the 8pm night dive.


To complete the Master Scuba Diver rating you will need to complete two more specialty courses and have the following:

  1. PADI Rescue Diver
  2. 50 Logged Dives
  3. Total of FIVE Specialties
  4. Submit the MSD Application to PADI

Gear Rental is INCLUDED in all our recreational courses!

(BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Tank, and Weights)


Gilboa Weekends INFO