Master Scuba Diver Trainer MSDT and Specialty Instructor

You tell your students to aim for PADI Master Scuba Diver. You also want to tell them that you can take them all the way there because you’re a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course.
You can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with distinctive specialty courses your Course Director may offer. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating. The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.

The MSDT preparation is a package of 5 specialty instructor training courses taught over a period of 2 to 3 days right after our PADI IDC training and the Instructor Exams. Once you have received your specialties teaching status you will be able to teach those specialties alongside the standard PADI courses.  Once you have certified 25 students in any PADI course, you will be able to submit your MSDT application.

COST $ 250

Duration: 2-3 days

PADI Application Fee: $ 56 (each Specialty)

PADI Instructor Specialty Manual


Master Scuba Diver Trainer internshipWe also offer MSDT internship after the MSDT preparation course, because to become MSDT you need 5 Instructor Specialty Courses AND have certified 25 students. This MSDT internship lasts for as long as it takes to certify 25 Coral Point students (usually 8-10 weeks). 

For divers taking IDC with Coral Point Diving we charge US$750 for MSDT internship.





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