Specialty Instructor & Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)
Your Open Water Scuba Instructor card is the ticket to travel the world. However, being able to teach more courses gives you better variety in your career. The PADI Specialty Instructor Courses & our Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Program will help you to secure more job opportunities.
With your Specialty Instructor ratings, you can take your students on new adventures and inspire them to do more.
Practical training dives can be done over 2 to 3 days, depending on how many and which Specialties you choose. Specialty Instructor Courses are conducted at the end of our IDC’s – either before or after the IE.
|AWARE – Shark Conservation Distinctive||1 day||5500 THB|
|Deep (to 40 metres)||1 day||6500 THB|
|Digital Underwater Photography||1 day||5500 THB|
|EANx (Nitrox)*||1 day||4500 THB|
|Emergency Oxygen Provider||1 day||4500 THB|
|Fish Identification||1 day||5500 THB|
|Night||1 day||5500 THB|
|PADI TEC Nitrox Gas Blender**||1 day||12500 THB|
|Search & Recovery||1 day||6500 THB|
|Underwater Naturalist||1 day||5500 THB|
|Underwater Navigation||1 day||5500 THB|
|Wreck||1 day||6500 THB|
Master Scuba Diver Trainer package
MSDT Prep Package: 25,000 THB. Includes 5 Specialties and Specialty Equipment rental, Specialty Instructor training dives (up to 9 dives).
Once you have 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, all you need is to certify 25 or more students to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). The MSDT rating brings you closer to becoming an IDC Staff Instructor.
PADI Special Offer for 2017! PADI Asia Pacific extended the waiver MSDT Application fee for all Specialty Instructors who met the qualification in Thailand. So, get your 5 Specialty Instructor ratings, teach them to your students and apply with your Course Director when you meet the required 25 divers certification.
To enroll in a Specialty Instructor Training Course / MSDT Prep Program, an individual must:
Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor or higher (certified/upgraded since 1995), or have completed an IDC/OWSI Program within the past 12 months.
Have made at least 10 dives in the particular specialty area prior to submitting a Specialty Instructor Application to PADI. (These dives may be completed before, during or after attending the Specialty Instructor Training Course)
*To become an Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
The instructor must submit proof of PADI Enriched Air Diver certification or a qualifying certification from another training organisation
**To enroll in a PADI TEC Gas Blender Instructor (Enriched Air) Training Course, an individual must:
Be a renewed PADI Open Water Instructor or higher
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Instructor
Be a DSAT Gas Blender
To apply for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating, an instructor must:
- Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
- Be certified as a PADI Specialty Instructor for five or more specialty ratings
- Have issued at least 25 PADI certifications.
These fees are not covered by your course prices. You will need to pay to PADI directly after your course via credit cards, bank draft or money transfer.
Specialty Instructor Application (Method 1) 99 $AUD
MSDT Application 125 $AUD
(2017 PADI Waiver! MSDT application is currently free if the application is made via a Course Director in Thailand)