Instructor Specialties & Master Scuba Diver Trainer program
If you want to train you diver students to the highest purely recreational dive level in the PADI system of diver education, you will want to be a PADI master scuba diver trainer. By attaining this level, your dive students will know where to come when they want to learn from an expert.
After the completion of the IDC you have an opportunity to achieve the rating (MSDT), master scuba diver trainer through an internship program. The pre-requisites for the master scuba diver trainer (MSDT) rating are five specialties and certification of 25 students within any level of the PADI system of diver education. This 4-5 day program, you can choose to become instructor in five of those specialties similar to the Specialty Instructor Course.
Deep Diver Instructor
Equipment Specialist Instructor
Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor
Enriched Air Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
Multilevel Diver Instructor
Underwater Navigator Instructor
Night Diver Instructor
Search & Recovery Instructor
Note that :
You will still need to have issued 25 PADI certifications before you will be able to apply for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.
- Candidates must be PADI assistant instructors, PADI instructors or have completed a PADI IDC/OWSI within the previous 12 months
- Candidates must be certified as PADI enriched air (Nitrox) divers or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization if choose enriched specialty instructor rating
- At least 18 years old
- Proof of 10 logged dives in each specialty rating applied for (20 logged dives required if applying for specialties independently.)