The ultimate recreational diver rating. All PADI Instructors who have certified at least 25 PADI Divers and have earned five or more PADI Specialty Instructor certifications can be a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses. (Potential employers like this.) Being an MSDT signifies that you’ve got the experience and certifications to offer all the training a diver needs to become a Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate recreational diver rating.

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All PADI Instructors who have certified at least 25 PADI Divers and have earned at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications can be Master Scuba Diver Trainers. This rating is the next step up the professional ladder and is a prerequisite for IDC Staff Instructor and many TecRec Instructor ratings.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep Course

Suppose you are a new  PADI Instructor who has just finished your PADI IDC and IE or a seasoned Instructor looking to get additional Specialty Instructor training. In that case, we will structure your MSDT Prep course around you. During your MSDT Prep Course, you get to choose the five PADI Specialties you would like to teach.  From there, we will guide you through your training and show you all the tricks and helpful hints related to the specific PADI Specialty Course you are learning to teach.

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

You also have the option to complete your MSDT Prep Course in Cozumel with our experienced Team in Cozumel.

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.