NAUI Master Scuba Diver
Gain the in-depth knowledge that will establish you as a recognized authority in
your diving club or group. Hone your diving skills to the level of a professional
NAUI Leader. Thrill to the adventure of open water dives in settings that will test
your abilities to their limit while enhancing and expanding your diving capabilities.
Then proudly wear the most coveted and respected patch in recreational diving -
that of the NAUI Master Scuba Diver.
The course is an continuing education certification course for divers who wish to
increase their understanding and enjoyment of diving. Emphasis is on student participation
and practical application of knowledge in open water after a classroom discussion
of subjects. This course is an excellent progression toward NAUI Leadership roles.
Some subject areas are a review and expansion of material from previous courses.
Each subject area is a progression in study not a definitive study in the particular
diving activity. However, instructors will specify performance objectives for related
course diving activities, for example, during a navigation dive the student will
swim a reciprocal course to within 10 feet (3 m) of its origin.
The course may be divided and taught in sections with the student’s Diving/Training
Log being signed off for each activity until all requirements are met.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to
engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving
activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
Open water Dives
A minimum of eight open water dives is required. A maximum of three dives per day
shall be applied toward course requirements. No more than one skin dive may count
toward the eight dive minimum.
- Emergency procedures and rescue
- Deep/simulated decompression diving
- Limited visibility or night diving
- Underwater navigation
- Search and recovery – light salvage
- Skin diving
- Review of basic scuba skills
- Environmental study or survey
- Air consumption (practical application)
- Boat diving
- Shore diving
- Hunting and collecting
- Special interest
Prerequisites For Entering This Course
- Age - Minimum is 15 years.
- Diver Certification - NAUI advanced certification or the equivalent
is required. The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability
before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so.
- Equipment - Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care
and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist
the student in checking all student gear to insure it is adequate and in proper