Master Scuba Diver

Master Diver Rating

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Master Diver is what we refer to as a rating, not a certification. Only those who have dedicated the time & energy to achieve 4 – 5* distinct specialty ratings (one must be the rescue course).  This is the highest non-professional rating for a diver & is a testament to your passion for diving, acquiring knowledge, & enhancing your skill level. The best part is there is no class or in-water work necessary as you’ve already done all the hard work!

*Agency dependent

What to expect in this course:

There is no coursework to acquire this rating. Simply sign up below & we will verify all of your certifications with your scuba agency. 

Who this class is for:

  • Any diver who has achieved  4 – 5 specialty certifications (or more in the same agency) along with rescue
  • All but 1 of specialty certifications must be in-water courses
  • Any diver who wants to reach the “pinnacle” of recreational diving

Our Master Diver rating fee includes:

  • Certified staff review of your dive logs & certification levels
  • Certification Card
  • Master diver wall certificate
  • A special gift from Raleigh Scuba Diving

Apply for your rating here!

Master Diver Certification


This rating is available only to those divers who have met the following requirements:

  • 4 Specialty certifications
  • Rescue course completion
  • 50 logged dives

Course Requirements:

Master Diver certification prerequisites:

  • 15 years or older (Under 18 requires parental consent)

Gear requirements:

  • No requirements

Class requirements:

  • Completion of 4 – 5* specialty courses or equivalent; only 1 course that does not require dives, may be credited towards the master diver development program, with the exception of nitrox.
  • Completion of a rescue diver course
  • Proof of 50 logged dives
  • Upload a photo to the certifying agency website (no hats or sunglasses)

    * Agency dependent

Time Requirements:

  • 1 hour of document review