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Presentation Master Scuba Diver

  1. 2. The PADI Master Scuba Diver Programme <ul><li>The Black Belt of Scuba Diving </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and enhance your scuba skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Become one of the privileged </li></ul><ul><li>Highest level a diver can reach </li></ul><ul><li>Denotes Superior achievement and proficiency </li></ul>
  2. 3. Requirements <ul><li>PADI Advanced Open Water Diver </li></ul><ul><li>(equivalent) </li></ul><ul><li>PADI Rescue Diver (equivalent) </li></ul><ul><li>Any 5 PADI Specialty ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of 50 Logged dives </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of adventure, exploration, </li></ul><ul><li>excitement and a passion for diving </li></ul>
  3. 4. Which Speciality? Cavern Diver, Deep Diver, Equipment Specialist, Ice Diver, Night Diver, Research Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Wreck Diver, Altitude Diver, Boat Diver, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Multilevel Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Videographer, Distinctive Specialist (varied). <ul><li>It depends on what you want to achieve. If you live in Johannesburg and dive locally, we recommend Altitude Diver Specialist and Discover Enriched Air Nitrox. </li></ul>
  4. 5. PADI recommends that you… <ul><li>Try out the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>specialty diving activities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your underwater </li></ul><ul><li>experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Explore new environments </li></ul>
  5. 6. XYZ recommends that you try the following …. <ul><li>Altitude Diver </li></ul><ul><li>Enriched Air Diver </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Diver </li></ul><ul><li>Wreck Diver </li></ul><ul><li>Underwater Navigator </li></ul><ul><li>Search and Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Night Diver </li></ul>
  6. 7. A Few Facts: signing on, time and popular specialities …. <ul><li>Chat to your instructor who is a diving education specialist, they will advise you how to embark on this programme </li></ul><ul><li>Completion can take anything from several months to several years. You will decide the pace of your Master Scuba Diver programme </li></ul><ul><li>Many divers choose to complete the 50 dives and several speciality courses on an away trip. </li></ul><ul><li>Which is the most popular speciality course? …the one that appeals to you! </li></ul>
  7. 8. Start today with… Discover Enriched Air Nitrox <ul><li>Course Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Can be run during the Open Water Diver Course or any other. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enriched Air Dive Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Care for Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazard Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use and application of Enriched Air </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Completion allows. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You to dive on a 32% O ² mix within the no-stop limit of the air RDP or air based computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Max 30m/100ft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indirect Supervision of PADI Professional who is Enriched Air Certified. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please note that you will be required to purchase a manual for this programme as it can be used for future reference and full certification </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Rescue Diver <ul><li>Course Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Crucial step in expanding knowledge and experience beyond recreational level. </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue divers learn to look after themselves and to consider safety & well being of other divers. </li></ul><ul><li>Training prepares you to prevent problems and if necessary, manage dive emergencies using a variety of techniques. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five knowledge development sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical rescue scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam with 50 questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum is performance based. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Altitude Diver <ul><li>Course Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of altitude </li></ul><ul><li>Special RDP procedure to be followed when diving above 300 meters </li></ul><ul><li>Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy control considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Limited visibility diving </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the physical aspects of the fresh water, altitude aquatic environment </li></ul><ul><li>Cause, signs, symptoms and prevention </li></ul><ul><li>of hypoxia & hypothermia while </li></ul><ul><li>altitude diving </li></ul>
  10. 11. Enriched Air Diver <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of enriched air diving </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse Enriched Air Cylinders content </li></ul><ul><li>Extend your no-stop limits beyond the normal limits of diving with air </li></ul><ul><li>Learn what colour coding, stickers and tags Enriched Air cylinders should have </li></ul><ul><li>Risk factors when diving with Enriched air - Nitrox </li></ul>
  11. 12. Deep Diver <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving </li></ul><ul><li>Risk factors and decompression-tables review </li></ul><ul><li>Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Special equipment, decent lines and buoyancy-control considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures for flying after diving and high altitude </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation to recompression chambers </li></ul>
  12. 13. Wreck Diver <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving </li></ul><ul><li>The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels </li></ul><ul><li>Limited visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures </li></ul>
  13. 14. Underwater Navigator <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Methods of estimating distance underwater </li></ul><ul><li>Natural navigation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Using underwater patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Dive site relocation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Compass navigation techniques </li></ul>
  14. 15. Underwater Search and Recovery <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater search and recovery diving </li></ul><ul><li>Limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels </li></ul><ul><li>Proper technique and safety considerations for recovery of </li></ul><ul><li>objects using various lifting </li></ul><ul><li>devices </li></ul>
  15. 16. Night Diver <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving </li></ul><ul><li>Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Use of dive lights and buddy-system techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Disorientation </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation to nocturnal aquatic life </li></ul>
  16. 17. Dry Suit Diver <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of dry suit diving </li></ul><ul><li>Proper procedures for buoyancy control </li></ul><ul><li>Ascent and decent technique training </li></ul><ul><li>Routine, user-level, preventative maintenance and performance checks on dry suits </li></ul>
  17. 18. Underwater Photographer <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater photography diving </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic principles, composition, film types, flash/available light photography and camera handling techniques </li></ul><ul><li>The preparation, care and maintenance of photographic equipment </li></ul>
  18. 19. Equipment Specialist Course <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Theory, principles and operation of diving equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Routine, recommended care & maintenance procedures and equipment storage </li></ul><ul><li>Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an </li></ul><ul><li>introduction to new </li></ul><ul><li>equipment </li></ul>
  19. 20. Boat Diver Course <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and boat diving hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Boat Diving etiquette – storage of personal equipment, personal conduct and considerations for care of the boat. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic common boat diving terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Boat Diving Laws and/or ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of emergency/safety equipment needed on-board private diving vessels </li></ul>
  20. 21. Drift Diver Course <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving </li></ul><ul><li>Special equipment, floats, lines and reels </li></ul><ul><li>Proper procedures for buoyancy-control, navigation and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Underwater Naturalist Course <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in different aquatic environments </li></ul><ul><li>A basic overview of major aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla) </li></ul><ul><li>Factual information to dispel myths about potentially dangerous aquatic life </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible human interaction with aquatic life </li></ul><ul><li>Diving techniques used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimize aquatic life disturbances </li></ul>
  22. 23. Peak Performance Buoyancy Course <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Peak Performance Buoyancy fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Use of PADI’s “Basic Weighting Guidelines” </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to polish buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level: </li></ul>
  23. 24. Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving with a underwater propulsion vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment considerations including but not limited to, battery care, maintenance and precautions </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures for determining a turnaround point, vehicle failure, runaway motor, descents & ascents and avoiding propeller entanglement </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for avoiding harming fragile aquatic life. </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for entering and </li></ul><ul><li>exiting the water with a DPV </li></ul>
  24. 25. Project AWARE Speciality Programme <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>The Project Aware philosophy about protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of and interdependent nature of worldwide aquatic ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Pertinent issues concerning the environmental status of worldwide aquatic ecosystems, including fisheries concerns, coastal zone management and marine pollution. </li></ul><ul><li>The status of specific, critically degraded marine environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions and information about specific actions that may help to conserve worldwide aquatic ecosystems. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>Increase your diving experience, fun and explore new environments. Sign up today… </li></ul>Images courtesy of Peter Driessel and PADI