PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) involves mastering diving skills, gaining teaching expertise, and mentoring new divers. With extensive training, honed techniques, and a passion for underwater exploration, MSDTs instruct, inspire, and certify divers, ensuring safety, knowledge, and a profound love for the ocean’s wonders.

What Is Involved In PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)?

Reaching MSDT is a Three-phase process.

1) Attaining 5 specialty instructor Ratings By training to become a special instructor and teach five specialty courses.
2) Reaching an experience level of 25 diver certifications
3) Applying to PADI to become an MSDT.

PADI Specialty Instructor

PADI Specialty Instructor rating can be taken individually or in a package of 5 specs. for each of the Specialties you chose to undertake you must complete:

  • One knowledge development presentation
  • One or two open water teaching presentations

You can Choose to Learn to Teach 5 of these PADI Speciality Courses

PADI MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer)

Once you are a certified instructor in at least 5 PADI Specialty instructor Ratings you must achieve an experience level of 25 student diver certifications. This can be achieved by working as a PADI instructor and gaining experience as you go or by joining an MSDT Diving Internship certification program whereby you can teach 25 student certifications with a dive center under the guidance of other seasoned PADI professionals.

What Does It Mean To Me?

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) 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…

Course Schedule / Duration

Variable depending on the Training options you choose.


Renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (AI), PADI Instructor or have completed an IDC or PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program within the past 12 months.


Price Option #1: PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings :: 5,500 baht Each or 20,000 baht for a package of 5
Price Option #2: MSDT Diving Internship (5 specs and 25 certs) 42,000 baht

*This price does not include PADI Fees or equipment rental. Please contact us for further details. Certification Fees need to be paid directly to PADI.