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You tell your students to aim for PADI Master Scuba Diver. You also want to tell them that you can take them all the way there, because you’re a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.

Become a Scuba Instructor and teach the art of diving - ELCAS courses in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Even new instructors having just completed the PADI IDC & IE can complete this course, in fact its extremely beneficial, because information that you learn on this course is useful when teaching other PADI courses.

As a PADI MSDT, you demonstrate to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you a position.

What You Can Teach

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you can

  • teach the specialties you love to teach;
  • enjoy watching your student divers excel as you lead them from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver;
  • increase your income with multiple level training;
  • meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor;

The Scuba Gear You Use

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic Scuba gear as well as some Scuba accessories.

It is highly recommended and expected that, as a diver of this level, you own your own Scuba equipment. You can find everything you need at our KK Times Square Dive Shop.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course

The MSDT Course requires an application to PADI and you must have met the pre-requisites outlined below. To achieve these requirements Downbelow offers different options for gaining the required knowledge and experience.


Please contact the Downbelow Go PRO Instructor Team, telling us your current qualification level and available time to complete the course and we will propose a suitable program.

Our 3 month MSDT Internship option is highly recommended.

To qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you must

  • be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor;
  • have five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications;
  • have certified at least 25 PADI Divers;

If you’re considering entering the realm of technical dive instruction, then the MSDT will be useful. You must be a MSDT to become an instructor in Tec 50 Diver or the DSAT Trimix Diver courses.

Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and follow British HSE guidelines. Read more about our dive centre facilities plus equipment & safety.

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