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
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
students 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 THE 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 working order.