Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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How do you earn this rating?

The PADI 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. 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 your PADI Course Director about a Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep course.

Next Step

Step up and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer:

  • Sign up for the MSDT prep course.
  • Log on to the PADI Pros' Site and download a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Application.
  • Log on to the PADI Pros’ Site and check out How to Prepare a PADI Distinctive Specialty Course Outline or download a PADI Specialty Instructor Application.