Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses.  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.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Successfully completing the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. Attending an OWSI program allows entry into an Instructor Exam to earn the full PADI Instructor rating.

Specialties

Boat Diver Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct boat diver specialty courses.

Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct deep diver specialty courses.

Drift Diver Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct drift diver specialty courses.

Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct emergency oxygen provider specialty courses.

Enriched Air Diver Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct enriched air diver specialty courses.  Students must have the PADI Enriched Air Diver certification to earn this rating.

Night Diver Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote, and conduct night diver specialty courses.

Search & Recovery Specialty
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct search and recovery diver specialty courses.

Shore Specialty
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct shore diver specialty courses.

U/W Navigation Diver Specialty
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct underwater navigation specialty courses.

Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor
This course is designed to train students how to organize, promote and conduct wreck diver specialty courses.

Course Length

98 hours consisting of approximately 30 hours of theory and 68 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisites

PADI Instructor, 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, certified 25 PADI divers (no more than 5 from specialties without dives; no more than five from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations).

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course Pricing

Tuition
Equipment
Classroom Materials
Total

$2,420 for 10 specialties
None
None
$2,420

Required Equipment and Materials

None.  If you have questions, please contact VA Program Administrative Manager at (808) 922-3483 or Connect With Us to ask questions of our PADI Course Directors.