PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

You tell your students to aim for PADI Master Scuba Diver since you can take them all the way there because you’re a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Confined water training during the PADI IDC

The Fun Part

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.

What You Learn 

You’re a new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor? Just finished the IE? No problem. See your PADI Course Director for PADI Specialty Instructor Training. Camille offers around 20 PADI Instructor level specialties in Moalboal, ask him for individual specialties or for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course.

As a PADI MSDT, you demonstrate to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you a position.

What You Can Teach as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you:

  • Teach the specialties you love to teach
  • Enjoy watching your student divers excel as you lead them from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • Increase your income with multiple level training
  • Meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor

The Scuba Gear You Use

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as some scuba accessories.

It is highly recommended and expected that, as a diver of this level, you own your own scuba equipment.

Prerequisites

To qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • Have five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications
  • Have certified at least 25 PADI Divers

If you’re considering entering the realm of technical dive instruction, then the MSDT will be useful. You must be a MSDT to become an instructor in PADI Tec 50 or the PADI Tec Trimix Diver courses.