Master Diver

Qualification – Cornerstone Education Certificate in Master Diving

Level 4 — NZQA Approved

Is this the right course for you?

  • YES if you want the knowledge and skills for safe dive practices and underwater experiences
  • YES if you want to build up specialist skills and knowledge to dive with confidence
  • YES if you want the skills to assist SSI Instructors to instruct open water courses
  • YES if you want international recognition of the skills and knowledge through SSI certifications
  • YES if you want to develop valuable leadership skills including communication, organisation, goal setting and motivation, confidence and team building

Awards and Qualifications:

  • Cornerstone Education Certificate in Master Diving
  • SSI Open Water Diver
  • SSI Specialty Certifications:
    1. SSI Wreck Diving Specialty
    2. SSI Marine Species Identification Specialty
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist (if you are at least 18 years old and have logged 60 dives)
  • Snorkel Instructor

What You Will Learn

  • Scuba dive and perform rescues in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
  • Navigate prescribed routes underwater
  • Perform diver rescues
  • Complete night dives
  • Complete underwater search and recovery dives
  • Complete a wreck dive
  • Complete deep dives between 18 and 40 metres, and perform tasks
  • Hunt and collect pre-selected objects underwater
  • Complete a dive off a boat
  • Complete a shore dive
  • Fill dive cylinders
  • Recognise diving related ill health conditions
  • Supervise and control dive operations
  • Instruct clients in Snorkel Diving


You must have completed the National Certificate in Diving (Foundation) Level 3.  You must be at least 16 years of age, and have a current Fitness to Dive Medical issued by a physician