Take the PADI MSD challenge and become a Master Scuba Diver and save yourself £280! Includes a FREE 1 year Coast2Coast Scuba club membership from the start!
What is Master Scuba Diver and why should I do it?
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you've spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.
At Coast2Coast Scuba you'll start off with your PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Scuba Diver training. From there you will complete our highly recommended courses to make you a better Scuba Diver - DSMB Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver and Wreck Diver. You will then complete the Emergency First Response course and Emergency Oxygen Provider course. You'll then finalise your training by completing the Rescue Diver course.
Included in this package is a FREE 1 year Coast2Coast Dive Club membership (worth £80). This means you can get hold of some exclusive offers in store, get 10% off cylinder fills and kit servicing, make new dive buddies at our club socials and more!!
What does the PADI Open Water Diver Course involve?
Before booking onto your practical sessions you will need to complete your Knowledge Development on the PADI online learning platform.
You will then go on to complete 5 confined water sessions on a Friday evening at The Dolphin Centre in Poole.
Once these are completed you will go into the 4 open water sessions that are conducted over 2 Sundays (normally at the end of the month).
What does the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course involve?
Before you start any practical learning you will need to complete the Knowledge Development sections on the PADI online learning platform.
You need to complete 5 adventure dives to complete the course. Two are mandatory (Deep Diver and Navigation Diver) and the other 3 are your choice!
What is DSMB Diver and what does it involve?
Surface marker buoys (SMBs) allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, alert boat traffic, or provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers. During two dives, learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) in the local area.
You will learn about the different types of buoys and reels and during the 2 qualifying dives you will practice bottom and mid water deployment of a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and their use during a dive and on ascent.
PADI Deep Diver
The Deep Diver course qualifies you to dive to 40m. You'll learn all about dive planning, buoyancy control and buddy contact & safety procedures. You'll also learn how to manage your gas supply and deal with gas narcosis.
There's some online learning for you to complete before you attend your practical session(s). You will then complete 4 dives in open water - 3 if you are a PADI Advanced Diver. During you're dives you'll work on your buoyancy skills and you'll be tasked with spotting colour & pressure changes and seeing what the time difference is counting to 20 both in and out of the water!
PADI Wreck Diver
The Wreck Diver course teaches you how to navigate and explore wrecks safely. You'll learn all safety procedures, how to survey & map a wreck, how to lay a line and you'll master your finning technique so you don't damage any part of the wreck or harm any life on it.
There's some online learning for you to complete before you attend your practical session(s). You will then complete 4 dives in open water - 3 if you are a PADI Advanced Diver.
PADI Enriched Air Diver
This is PADI’s most popular specialty course. You won't find many divers without it! Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
You'll learn how to manage your Oxygen exposure, you'll practice analyzing the content of your cylinder and how to set up your dive computer for enriched air nitrox.
Emergency First Response and Emergency Oxygen Provider
Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training. The Emergency First Response courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
EFR teaches you how to primary care (CPR) & secondary care (first aid) and how to administer CPR & AED support.
O2 Provider will teach you how to assemble & disassemble emergency Oxygen equipment, how to deploy a non-breather mask & a demand inhaltor valve on a breathing diver and how to use a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.
What else do you need to know?
All kit hire and air fills are included. However, at this stage in your diving, becoming a Master Scuba Diver is a time where you should start considering purchasing your own diving equipment. Pop into our dive centre for help & advise on choosing the right equipment for you and your style of diving.
For hygiene reasons, you will need your own mask, snorkel and neoprene wet boots. You will also need a primary torch for the Deep course and a CPR pocket mask for your rescue course. We highly recommend purchasing a 30m line for your wreck course and a DSMB for your DSMB course.
We can discuss this with you at the time of booking.
Site/boat entry fees and/or parking costs may apply - dependent on the chosen location for your course. One site you may need to attend is in Frome and Wales, all other sites will be local.
Saving is only valid when purchasing the package as a whole.
You will receive your Open Water learning first, followed by the remainder of your learning materials once your PADI Open Water Course is completed.