Who can become a PADI Master Scub Diver Trainer

Nitrox analysisOnce you have passed your Instructor Exam, you can improve your skills and your resume by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer through Specialty Instructor Training our the Diving Instructor Internship Program.

Before applying for Master Scuba Diver Trainer you must be a PADI Instructor with
the following:

  • Five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings
  • Have certified 25 PADI Divers
    • No more than five from courses without dives.
    • No more than five from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations.

About the PADI Master Scuba Diver Program

Our MSDT program is unique and we will take you beyond the common Instructor training with experienced specialists teaching you how to teach Specialties.

We start with a 5 day course where we teach you to teach as many as 7 PADI Specialty Courses of which you can choose 5:

  • Deep Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver*
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer

High five underwaterFor each Specialty Course we will look at how to conduct the training and give you knowledge and tips that you won’t necessarily find in the manuals. We also practice all the skills underwater.

Diving Instructor Internship Program

Our 6-8 week Instructor Internship will enable assist on many courses and gain experience team teaching with our Senior Instructors who have been teaching scuba diving for many years.

During this time, you will not only learn the ropes of the job but you will be given constructive feedback to help you build your own teaching style.

During the Internship, we also look dive operations management, building resumes and marketing techniques that will help you enhance your career in diving.

You will certify a minimum of 25 students, enabling you to apply for the level of Master Scuba Diver Trainer.


MSDT Prep: 15,000 baht**                                                               book now button

Diving Instructor Internship Program: 10,000 baht                         book now button

MSDT + Diving Instructor Internship Program: 22,000 baht **     book now button

PADI fees:

  • $101 Australian dollars per Specialty Instructor Application
  • $138 Australian dollars for MSDT Application


* Nitrox diver required (can be taught together).
** PADI application fees not included

Receive a 2,000 baht discount on MSDT + Diving Instructor Internship Program when booking a package.

Thoughts from Our Past Students

  • I did my PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) at Ban‘s Dive school with Natalie Hunt and Guillaume Fargues on Koh Tao. Their huge Knowledge and Experience in conducting IDC Courses made it easy to learn a lot and enjoy the very practical Lectures and Workshops. We learned a lot about Dive Theory and Practice on a very professional Level with main focus on how to teach and conduct Dive Courses on our own. During our IDC we had a lot of fun and enjoyed Read More
    Philip Weiss - PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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