MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER
Do you want to be able to train your students to the highest PADI recreational level?
Then completing your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer is what you need.
Not only will this make your professional career that much more diverse and enjoyable as you open up so many areas in which to teach, but you will also be able to take your students on the coolest adventure dives and follow the types of diving that most interests you as an instructor.
$ 250 USD
* We include the costs of PADI materials separately in our professional courses as candidates may wish to personally purchase in advanced. If you wish to purchase the materials through us, then please let us know with enough time to have them shipped
This course is the next step in advancing your career beyond teaching the standard PADI courses and will set you apart as an instructor. You will be that much more attractive as a potential employee as many dive resorts will employ MSDTS for the variety of courses that may be added to the center by the range of specialities that they may teach.
If you have just finished your IE, you generally have about 10 working days before your credentials come through so why not use that time wisely and train for your MSDT, the next step up the professional ladder, and a prerequisite for PADI Staff Instructor and Tec 50 Instructor.
We offer many different kinds of Instructor level continuing education programs and the MSDT is the first step to a whole new level of teaching. When you complete this course you will understand, through our Course Director, the standards for each particular speciality course taken, its components, and have hands-on experience in how to teach each one. While some specialities are easy to teach, others may require more advanced training and in-depth theory. Taking these courses with your Course Director will clarify how to teach these courses and make you feel more comfortable training others in them. You will then have the opportunity to participate in a 3-week internship with our dive center, to learn and team teach with our experienced instructors. Completing your MSDT training with our dive center will also gain you a valuable reference from our Course Director.
Assigned upon demand.
For more detailed information please have a look at our DOWNLOADABLE COURSE GUIDE
The following 5 specialities have been chosen depending upon regional logistics, what is most beneficial for you as an instructor, and what will make you more desirable for future employers.
* This speciality course requires that the student level be held before the instructor level. If you do not already have this certification, you will need to attend the course (which may be combined with the instructor level) and pay an extra fee to cover the student manual and certification
Adaptive Support Diver
Aware Fish ID
Coral reef conservation
Digital Underwater Photography
Dive Against Debris
Diver Propulsion Vehicle (Available soon)
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched air nitrox
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search & Recovery
Contact us for further information
Equipment is NOT included in the course. You may rent for a small monthly fee your basic equipment but to start the PADI MSDT course, we also highly recommend you have:
a timing device (an underwater watch or computer)
reel and DSMB
a pocket mask
As a dive professional this should be included with your basic scuba equipment.
During practical skills and exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you will use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags, and slates.
Your PADI Course Director may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
To Start the MSDT program, you need to be a PADI Instructor
To apply for your MSDT certification
Five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings
Note: Excludes PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy,
Project AWARE, and Coral Conservation Specialty Instructor ratings.
One PADI Freediver Instructor rating may credit.
Certified 25 PADI Divers
a. No more than five from courses without dives
b. No more than five from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations
DOWNLOADABLE COURSE GUIDE
This guide presents all the PADI core courses offered in our GoPRO package deals
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER
PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE
PADI RESCUE DIVER
PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR
PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER
PADI STAFF INSTRUCTOR
For a more detailed description of each course, please download the following document.