PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

After the completion of the IDC you have an opportunity to achieve the rating (MSDT), Master Scuba Diver Trainer through an internship program

The pre-requisites for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating are five PADI specialties and certification of 25 students within any level of the PADI System of Diver Education

During Assava Dive Resort Internship Training you are not only taking an MSDT Preparation Course but you actually certify 25 students and finish off as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

During this 4-5 day program, you can choose to become a PADI Instructor in five of the following Specialties:

  • Enriched Air Instructor ***MSDT
  • AWARE Marine Debri Specialty Instructor
  • Adaptive Teaching Specialty Instructor
  • Deep Diving Instructor
  • Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor
  • Aware Shark Conservation Specialty Instructor
  • DSMB Specialty Instructor
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor
  • Fish Identification Specialty Instructor
  • Marine Resource Management Specialty Instructor
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
  • Search and Recovery Instructor
  • Self-Reliant Specialty Instructor ***
  • Sidemount Specialty Instructor ***
  • Underwater Naturalist Instructor
  • Night Dive Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor
  • Wreck Diver Instructor

*** The Student Diver Level is required for these specialties above and additional rates apply. 

Current MSDT Program 

  • DAY 1
    • 1:30 pm
      • Orientation to the MSDT Program
      • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Theory
  • DAY 2
    • 9:00 am
      • Theory for Underwater Navigator Spec
      • Theory for Search & Recovery Spec
      • Peak Performance Bouyancy Techniques
    • 12:45 pm
      • Dives for Navigation, Search & Recovery and Peak Performance Bouyancy Skills
  • DAY 3
    • 9:00 am
      • Theory for Deep Dive Specialty
      • 2 x Dive for Deep Specialty
  • DAY 4
    • 9:00 am
      • Theory for Wreck Dive Specialty & Night Diver
      • 1 x Deep Dive to 40
      • 1 x Wreck Dive (Mapping)
    • 5:45 pm
      • Night Dive
  • Day 5
    • 9:00 am
      • Papaerwork/Certification Finalizations
      • Digital Underwater Photography Theory
    • 12:45 pm
      • 1 x Wreck Dive including Penetration includes Nitrox Tank for final dive
      • 1 x Photography Dive

The above schedule is flexible based on the elective specialty instructor ratings you decide to choose.

For individual Specialty Instructor Training courses :  Cost : 4,000 Baht/specialty  

MSDT & Internship Program: Cost: 22,000 Baht
Minimum 25 certifications obtained through interning with experienced instructors.

Five (5) PADI Specialties Only: 15,000 Baht
(not including interning with experienced instructors)

Internship Program without any Specialty Instructor Training and only focuses on assisting with instructors to learn the PADI Course Curriculum to obtain certifications:  10,000 Baht

* If you prebook in advance for the Instructor Development Course you will receive a 2000 Baht discount on the MSDT and Internship programs.

PADI Fees with Option One: CD Signature
Cost: $111.00 Australian Dollars Per Specialty 
MSDT Application Fee: $151.00 Australian Dollars 

With our current MSDT program at Assava Dive Resort, if you take the MSDT and Internship Program we offer the MSDT application free of charge. 

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