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Master Scuba Diver Trainer

How do you earn this rating?

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor. Master Scuba Diver Trainers take continuing education seriously and are 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 highest 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 Master Scuba Diver Trainers. This rating is the next step up the professional ladder and is a prerequisite for IDC Staff Instructor.

Choose the specialties that you enjoy the most, and teach what you love. The options include fun and challenging dive types.

  • Deep
  • Enriched Air
  • Night
  • Wreck
  • Navigation
  • Fish Identification
  • Search and Recovery
  • Emergency Oxygen Administration

Not there yet? Ask your PADI Course Director about a Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep course.