Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

The Certification

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 scuba 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 apply to 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 our PADI Course Director about a Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep course.

​Get Started

​Stop by or call us for an in depth explanation of the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification and its requirements.

​The Next Step

​Now that you’ve earned the highly desired PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating, you may want to help teach up and coming scuba instructors. Your next step is working toward your PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating by participating as an assistant in the Instructor Development Course alongside our Course Director. Ask us about the possibilities.