PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

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

Reaching MSDT is a Three-phase process. 1) Attaining 5 specialty instructor Ratings and 2) Reaching an experience level of 25 diver certifications and 3) Applying to PADI to become an MSDT. Training to become a Specially Instructor and  teach five specialty courses is the first step

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 from

  • PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • PADI Deep Instructor
  • PADI Wreck Instructor
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
  • PADI Search & Recovery Diver Instructor
  • PADI Underwater Navigation Instructor

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 your experience as you go or by joining an MSDT 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 month.


Local Price: PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings:: 5,500 baht Individually or 21,000 baht for a package of 5
Local Price: MSDT certification program (25 certs) 21,000 baht
Local Price: MSDT Package (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.