If you want to train your students to the highest recreational level in the PADI system of diver education, you will want to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
It will allow you to take your students out to more adventurous dive sites and pursue the types of diving that you are interested in.


Being a Master Scuba Diver Trainer will definitely help improve your work credentials as most dive resorts employ PADI MSDT for the extra spectrum of courses and specialties they can teach. 
If you can’t attend the whole PADI MSDT Prep you can always consider one individual specialty rating and get certified as a specialty instructor.

At Thresher Cove we offer a big variety of PADI Specialty and Distinctive Specialty instructor ratings. For more information visit the Specialty Instructor section.

Gaining the rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer is also a pre-requisite for becoming an PADI IDC Staff Instructor. You must have a PADI MSDT rating to become an instructor in Tec 50 Diver.

Ask us for our 5 for 4 specialty deal

MSDT PREP

The MSDT Prep Program is a package of 5 specialty instructor training courses taught over a period of 4 to 5 days right after our PADI IDC training and the Instructor Exams. Once you have received your specialties teaching status you will be able to teach those specialties alongside the standard PADI courses. Once you have certified 25 students in any PADI course, you will be able to submit your MSDT application.


If you take our MSDT Prep Program after your IDC with us, you also get the opportunity to join our FREE 3-week instructor internship where you will learn how to conduct your own PADI courses by team-teaching alongside our experienced staff.

For more information on how to package the MSDT Prep program with your IDC contact our Course Director at nicolasl@threshercove.com. (Remember If you have taken the IDC with us you will already have two Specialties that will count towards your MSDT)


Once at MSDT level, it’s time to take the next step and start on the path to teaching instructors by becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor! Please visit our IDC staff instructor section.

How to earn the 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. (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.