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Requirements for Master Scuba Diver

Discussion in 'SEI Diving' started by scubadada, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    [h=2]Master Scuba Diver Level 4[/h]This course and certification is the highest and most prestigious non-leadership rating that may be attained by an SEI Diving diver. It is considered the supreme standard of diving excellence and recognition of expert training. This course of instruction is often offered to students over a period of time rather than in a formal class environment. In this way, students can build knowledge and skills while meeting all the completion requirements including other specialty courses.

    What exactly are the requirements for this certification? MSD + Diver Rescue and Accident Management + 100 dives is said to be equivalent to CMAS 4 star.

    Thanks, Craig
  2. Goodtime Adventures

    Goodtime Adventures Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Koh Tao, Thailand
    We're unfamiliar with SEI to be honest, but if it helps both PADI and SSI's MSD involves being certified Advanced and Rescue, completing 5 specialties and having 50 logged dives. Hope that helps :)
  3. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    The SEI Master Diver cert is similar to the NAUI Master Diver cert. It is in fact a standalone course that passes on and requires Instructor level knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities and abilities. The only thing missing is the teaching component. The summaries on the site do not go into as much detail as they should. Been trying to get that changed for awhile. It has no number of specialty requirements. Much of what would be taught in specialties is covered in the course. The last master diver student I had took about five months to complete the course. It involved somewhere on the order of 25 hours in the classroom, and we completed around thirty dives that were actually related to the class covering deep, navigation, low/zero vis, drysuit, search and recovery, and advanced rescue skills. We also spent an entire day free diving to depths of thirty feet and recovering objects.

    In the classroom we rebuilt regulators, went over decompression procedures in detail planned decompression dives, and hyperbaric chamber operation. Another area of study was dive leadership and planning for group dives. We went over diving in hazardous conditions, decontamination procedures, and advanced first aid for dive injuries. A great deal of time was spent in navigation.

    While going through the course he also got his intro to Tech cert with me. Everything that an instructor should know and be able to do is what the course is. Minus, again, the teaching component. But to be fair I'd trust that student to teach someone I cared about long before many of the OWSI's I see at some training sites.

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  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Thanks for the detailed answer Jim

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