Sunday, July 21, 2024

The Scuba Magician Adds Magic to Your Scuba Adventures and Training


The Scuba Magician empowers divers with scuba related magic. Their philosophy follows the five M’s: “Magic Makes the Message More Memorable.”

Scuba Magician is a PADI Distinctive Specialty created by Chef Anton that was launched last year. It is a one-day certification course that counts toward Master Diver. The magic has been designed to be done underwater, for safety, and for amateurs that want to add things to enhance the dive.

Every trick is designed to teach a dive concept like narcosis or decompression illness, which also assists with understanding the concepts better. The tricks can help students dealing with nervousness or anxiety by offering a way to relax their mind and be more susceptible to breathe and enjoy being underwater. It could also serve as a safety stop distraction or offer another thing to do during bad visibility or light marine life diving.

For instructors, it is US$600/~€606 to become a Scuba Magician Instructor. This includes an instructor crew pack complete with handbook of 100 pages dedicated to the safety of doing magic underwater, the “It Ain’t Magic” kit with the tricks and solutions, aids to teach scuba (a “magical” wet-notes book, “magical” debris bag, etc.) and the distinctive outline.

For student divers, they can purchase a Master Pack (that matches the instructor’s full kit of tricks) for $200/~€202. A new option is the Student Starter Pack for $100/~101 that contains six tricks. Either option is available from the instructor directly. Training fees is through the instructor directly as well.

To become a certified “Scuba Magician,” visit or email for more details.

Nola Schoder
Nola Schoder
Nola is a journalist, visual storyteller and award-winning underwater photographer specializing in marine life, conservation and dive travel. A dive pro for 10+ years and an avid freediver, she started diving in San Diego, CA, and traversed the globe until landing in Miami. She holds a master's in Marine Conservation and works extensively documenting research, mostly with sharks and rays, and even has an individual manta ray named after her. Above water, she is generally on a gastronomic adventure or hiking for a view of our blue planet.