The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and involves 5 Specialty Instructor courses. This will not only enable you to teach the 5 specialties but gives you added practice in giving presentations to students. You can choose your Specialties but in our package is: Deep Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Digital Underwater Photography, Emergency Oxygen Provider and Equipment.
It is a fun 3-4 days which broadens the range of PADI courses that you are able to deliver. The course will not certify you as a PADI MSDT yet. You will still need to certify 25 students to be able to apply for the PADI MSDT rating (contact us here for MSDT internship packages). However, you will be able to immediately teach the 5 different PADI Specialties of your choice, making the achievement of the 25 certifications much easier and increasing the chances of extra income. Lastly this also makes your diving CV stand out and show a potential employer that you have some teaching experience.
Completing the Master Scuba Diver Trainer course with our PADI Course Director
- You only need 10 experience dives in each particular specialty not 20 to apply to PADI
- You will get hands on training in 5 specialties and loads of inside tips
- As the IDC shows you how to teach an Open Water course, the MSDT course shows you how to teach the Specialties. This gives you more confidence when teaching Specialty courses as you know what to do without having to feel your way through for the first time on your own
The Scuba Gear You Use
- It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills and you will also find it easier to gain employment. You can find most everything at Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre.
- You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc as well as two scuba signalling devices —one audible and one visual.
To qualify for training as a PADI MSDT you must:
- Be certified as a PADI Instructor
- For certain Specialties you must have the Specialty rating itself before completing the Instructor Course such as Enriched Air Nitrox and Sidemount