Posts Tagged ‘Master Scuba Diver’

PADI Master Scuba Diver Application Fee Waived in 2016 for Asia Pacific

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver in 2016. The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have both significant experience and extensive scuba training. To earn this […]

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Poni Divers Certifies Brunei’s Second Junior Master Scuba Diver

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre, Poni Divers, based in Serasa Beach, Brunei, excitingly certified Andrew Mead as a Junior Master Scuba Diver on the 15th of November 2016. At just 12 years of age, Andrew is Brunei’s youngest Junior Master Scuba Diver. “Brunei is a fun place to dive because […]

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Interview with PADI’s First AmbassaDiver, Charlotte Burns

Friday, July 24th, 2015

This is a special edition in PADI’s “Women in Diving” series and follows a historic weekend for female divers around the world. More than 330 events were scheduled for PADI Women’s Dive Day on 18 July 2015, representing over 60 countries, and all seven continents. Several events featured guest speakers, […]

PADI Master Scuba Diver vs PADI Divemaster

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

What’s the Difference Between PADI Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster?

Posted by Andrew Jenkins

Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster… sometimes it all sounds the same, doesn’t it? You may ask, what’s the difference? While these two diving qualifications seem comprised of the same words, they are quite different.

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a PADI Master Scuba Diver (MSD) and a PADI Divemaster (DM), let us explain.

Think about the relationship between a great home cook and an apprentice chef. Both know a lot about cooking and both can make a delicious meal, but one prepares meals as a hobby, and the other is a chef in the making.

PADI Master Scuba Diver: a Recognition Rating

If someone is a Master Scuba Diver, that means he or she has significant experience and scuba training.

Fewer than 2% of divers ever achieve this rating, which makes them an elite group.