Earning the rating of SSI Master Diver is the pinnacle of recreational scuba diving. Becoming an SSI Master Diver in 2021 not only allows you to join the growing ranks of this prestigious dive rating but will make you a better, safer diver. There are many reasons why every diver should strive to achieve the Master Diver rating; however, we have listed our top four here.
Reason 1: Become the Best of the Best – Master Diver
Earning the SSI Master Diver rating is not exactly easy. You must first log at least 50 dives and get certified in a minimum of five SSI specialty diver courses, one of which must be Diver Stress & Rescue. All of this time in the water will, however, make you an excellent diver. In fact, you will be among the elite 2% of divers that earn this rating. If you want to work your way up to be the best possible diver without going pro, become a Master Diver.
Reason 2: Learn New Skills
Since one of the requirements to become a Master Diver is to earn at least five specialty diver certifications, you will undoubtedly learn new skills. Since four of the five needed specialty certifications can be in any of the SSI specialty programs, you have many underwater skills to choose from. Learn to take underwater photos, dive at night, use a dry suit, or discover more about the aquatic environment in one of the SSI Ecology programs. Your options are seemingly endless.
Reason 3: Become a Safer Diver
One of the five required specialty certifications to become an SSI Master Diver is Diver Stress & Rescue. This program alone will significantly increase your diving safety; however, combined with the number of required dives and time spent with an SSI instructor achieving the necessary specialties will unquestionably make you safer in all areas of diving.
Reason 4: Bragging Rights
Because you will be among only 2% of divers that achieve the Master Diver rating, you will have earned bragging rights amongst your dive buddies. Logging 50 dives and completing five SSI certifications is no simple task. As an SSI Master Diver, you should be proud of the hard work and dedication you invest in the sport of scuba diving. Make all of your dive buddies jealous with this prestigious recognition.
So, whether you are looking for a great way to become a better, safer diver or just want the right to claim yourself as the best diver amongst your fellow diving peers, there has never been a better year than 2021 to become an SSI Master Diver. What are you waiting for? Contact your local SSI Training Center and get started today!