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Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course


Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course

Stock No. MSDT - CZM
US$ 700.00

Cozumel Dive Academy offers a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep course with every IDC we conduct and on request during the year.

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.

Cozumel Dive Academy offers our Master Scuba Diver (MSDT) Prep course with all our Instructor Development Courses (IDC's). You can complete your MSDT Prep Course in as little as five days, and you get to choose the PADI Specialties YOU want to teach.

After you have completed your MSDT Prep Course, you have the option of staying with the Cozumel Dive Academy Team and getting experience teaching others to dive or to become better divers!! 

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.

The following is included in your MSDT Prep Course:

  • Five PADI Specialty Instructor Courses. You can choose from:
    • Boat Diver
    • Deep Diver
    • Digital Underwater Photography
    • Drift Diver
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider
    • Enriched Air
    • Night Diver
    • Search & Recovery Diver
    • Underwater Navigation
    • Wreck Diver
  • All required dives. These will be a combination of boat and shore dives
  • Digital Specialty Instructor manuals


The following is not included in your MSDT Prep Course:

  • PADI Fees. The PADI fees are $88.00 per Specialty Instructor rating applied for.

To enrol on the MSDT Preparation  Course you need:

  • Be currently enrolled in a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course, or
  • Be a current PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • Be able show at least 10 logged dives in the Specialties applied for
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

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