Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

Candidates are also required to present sections of the Academic’s in the classroom, participate in in-water workshops as well as Open water teaching presentations. You can chose the specialties that you wish to teach. Once we’ve completed the Preparation phase you then need to achieve the minimum pre-requisite of 25 PADI diver certifications before you can apply to PADI for the prestigious Master Scuba Diver Trainer Rating.



Increase your employment opportunities… Furthermore, the Instructor Internship greatly increases your chances of employment. Instructors who have completed the MSDT Internship have found employment opportunities both on Koh Tao and elsewhere a lot easier. Not only will you have practical experience of real-life teaching, rather than being an instructor who has simply completed the IE, but you will also have a minimum of 25 PADI certifications.


Upon successful completion of your I.E why not enroll in the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparation and Internship Program. The preparation course is scheduled over three days. We teach you how to plan, conduct and market PADI Specialty Diver training courses in at least 5 area’s. The program includes Knowledge Development and a Standards review specific to the Specialty courses you have chosen to do.


The second phase is the internship. This allows you to work alongside our team of Master Instructors teaching all levels of PADI diver courses. Initially, working under the direct supervision of an experienced instructor, we begin to build your teaching skills and confidence, giving advice and valuable tips. Gradually you are given more and more responsibility as our staff take a back seat. During the final phase you will be independently teaching courses and will even have the opportunity to earn your first teaching commissions!


Watching senior instructors teaching is as invaluable as the IDC itself. Many of our instructors have over 1000 certifications and are happy to provide their insights into the most effective teaching methods. By team-teaching with several different instructors through the internship, you will see many different approaches to adapt to your own teaching style. There is no time limit to the Internship – you can continue to team teach with other instructors as long as you wish.

We are offering the following Speciality-Instructor-Ratings for your MSDT-Training:

  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Deep Diver”
  • Search & Recovery
  • Navigation
  • Night Diver
  • Underwater Videography
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Wreck Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • AWARE Fish ID
  • Multi Level Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Whaleshark Awareness Specialist
  • AWARE Sea Turtle Specialist
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Dry Suit Diver

Accommodation With the Padi MSDT Course, we can book a Crystal room or we can help you find other accommodation away from the dive school. Fancy getting specialized? Click below and reserve your place.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) was last modified: August 14th, 2015 by Carsten