PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

As an Instructor, you'll want to get your students excited about becoming the best recreational scuba diver they can be – a PADI Master Scuba Diver! You'll also want to tell them that you can get them there because you're a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)!

The Fun Part

You'll be certified to teach as many different specialty dive courses as you wish, opening even more doors for employment and diving fun!

The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training education. It also allows you to help others continue their training as well!

What Your Learn

Are you a new Instructor? Have you just finished your IE and are looking for work? Have you been thinking about taking some specialty courses to help market yourself into an amazing Instructor position?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the MSDT Prep Course may be of interest to you! As a PADI MSDT, you will demonstrate to future employers that you can teach a range of specialty dive courses, making you a desirable addition to their team.

What You Can Teach

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; and,
  • meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor!

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; and,
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

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