Why take a course?

The IDF Master Diver course is a bridge that combines recreational diving with technical diving, closing one path and at the same time opening the door to another. Divers with an IDF Master Diver degree gain knowledge and skills in planning and performing dives up to 50 meters deep and with limited decompression done on the bottom gas. Such dives allow you to visit places that are beyond the reach of most recreational divers, and thus attractive and almost pristine. If you feel uncomfortable at popular, crowded dive sites where the number of divers competes with the number of fish, you are looking for peace and tranquillity and the limitlessness of the Great Blue, descend safely with your IDF Instructor deeper into the abyss, which is accessible to less than one promille of humanity.

What will you learn?

During the IDF Master Diver course you will learn how to safely plan a 50 metre dive using a variety of methods, from table-based calculations to methods called “deco on the fly” to computer programs. You will also learn how to include a gas supply in the planning process that will enable you and your diving partner to safely ascend to the surface in an emergency. In addition, you will learn to use different methods of search and recovery of even large and heavy lying on the bottom using specialized techniques and tools.

What do you need to start?

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Sufficient swimming ability
  • Health condition to participate in the course
  • IDF Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
  • IDF Rescue Diver certificate or equivalent
  • IDF Deep Diver certificate or equivalent
  • 60 logged in dives, of which at least 20 to a depth exceeding 30 metres

What is the course?

Number of dives
Number of dives
6 dives in open waters with a total duration of not less than 240 minutes
Depth range
Depth range
At least 2 dives must take place between 45 and 50 metres deep
Theoretical classes
Theoretical classes
Lectures using training presentations and IDF audiovisual materials
Online test filled in electronically after logging into the student's panel

What will you be entitled to after the course?

Upon completion of the course you will be qualified to dive to a depth of 50 meters with limited decompression on bottom gas with a buddy with equivalent or higher qualifications.

IDF certificate

Upon completion of the training, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate confirming your qualifications. It is a plastic card with a unique number and watermark. In addition, you will have lifelong access to an individual panel on the IDF website, where your certificate will always be available in electronic form - in case you ever forget to take the original with you for diving.

What next?

Completing the IDF Master Diver course opens up many opportunities for all ambitious diving enthusiasts. It allows you to start training in technical, cave and professional diving.

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