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 2021

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7th to 16th April 202117th to 18th April 2021
3rd to 12th June 202113th to 14th June 2021
14th to 23rd August 202124th to 25th August 2021
13th to 22nd September 202123rd to 24th September 2021
17th to 26th October 202127th to 28th October 2021


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