Bethany has just completed her 50th and 51st logged dive with Divemaster, Min. Min sees during the check-in process that Bethany is already a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and has 5 PADI Specialty certifications – Wreck Diver, Underwater Navigator, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver and Enriched Air Nitrox.
Min congratulates her after their first dive together and informs her she can now apply for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating which Bethany is very happy to hear.
Upon arriving back at the dive centre Min asks one of the Instructors, Cate to assist Bethany with the Master Scuba Diver application. To both of their disappointment, Cate informs them that they are mistaken and Bethany will have to complete an additional PADI Specialty certification with an instructor as they must verify ‘mastery’ for the Master Scuba Diver certification on the final open water training dive.
Is Cate correct?
The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating isn’t a continuing education program but rather a recognition level based on training and experience; both of which Bethany has. This means that no additional dives are required for the certification and Min is correct in this instance.
All Cate has to do is verify the training: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and has 5 PADI Specialty certifications, and experience: 50 logged dives, and complete the online application for Bethany’s Master Scuba Diver rating.
Whenever administrative questions head straight to the Paperwork and Administrative Procedures section of the Instructor Manual.
The whole section is in alphabetical order and covers everything generally related to the PADI system.
Some more specific items may be found in the first section of a corresponding course but this should be your first port of call.
Lot's people will say the inflation mechanism or that it looks cool but I'm afraid their all mistaken.
When selecting a BCD you'll check out the sizing options for both your height and your weight. The BCD's primary function is to make sure you float and then secure all of the equipment.
If the number one rule of SCUBA diving is to always breathe and never hold your breath. Rule number two is always be positively buoyant at the surface!
Back to basics here and the Air Sharing drill every covered during their Open Water Diver Course and Rescue Diver Course.
Do you remember what to do in the unlikely event of an out of air situation?
This skill is covered at a leadership level in our PADI Divemaster course.
Back to basics with this question. Grab your eRDPml and choose Dive Planning-First Dive-Depth 28 metres and your answer will pop up on the screen.