PADI MSDT Master Scuba Diver Trainer


How do you earn this rating?

The PADI MSDT Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working (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.

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 as well as for many TecRec Instructor ratings.

Not there yet? Ask our PADI Course Director Ben about the Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep course!

What You Can Do:

  • Teach the specialties you love to teach – break up your teaching schedule from the routine Open Water and Advanced courses
  • 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


  • Be a PADI OWSI
  • Have five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications
  • Have certified at least 25 PADI Divers

The Next Step:

If you are considering taking your IDC with B&J, we can help you achieve MSDT rating by extending your internship with us. You will become a member of our instructor crew and teach at least 25 students plus we’ll teach you 5 instructor specialties of your choice.

If you are already a PADI Instructor and are interested in gaining certs or Specialty Ratings, then get in touch!

PADI IDC & IE Dates 2020

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18th to 27th March 202028th to 29th March 2020
5th to 14th May 202015th to 16th May 2020
16th to 25th July 202026th to 27th July 2020
14th to 23rd September 202024th to 25th September 2020
18th to 27th October 202028th to 29th October 2020
29th Oct to 7th Nov 20208th to 9th November 2020


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