Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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About Your Course

Stand out from the crowd of great instructors by proving you have a breadth of knowledge and experience that any potential employer would be foolish to ignore.  

Give yourself the opportunity to teach more exciting and varied courses, and earn better money doing something you love.

What Your Learn

Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses.

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.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • Teach recreational divers to attain the highest level they can, as a Master Scuba Diver
  • Teach a range of specialty courses beyond the core PADI courses
  • Stand out from the crowd and secure the very best jobs

Learn How to

  • Be a confident and skilled instructor across a variety of diciplines
  • Spend time teaching areas that really interest you
  • Combine training to maximise efficiency and cross selling opportunities

Step 1. Independent Teaching

One of the two core requirements to achieve MSDT is that you have certified at least 25 recreational divers.  We can help you with this in two ways:​

  • Providing you with teaching opportunities at Ocean Turtle Diving to increase your cert count.
  • Broadening the range of courses you can teach so you can earn "easier" certs from shorter courses and specialities.

Step 2. With Your Course Director

The other of the two core requirements for achieving MSDT rating is to be qualified to teach at least five PADI specialties.  

We offer an unrivalled choice of 27 different specialty instructor courses, all taught to the very highest standards to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident to run the course yourself.

During the program we give you as much in-water time as possible in order to improve your skills and teaching abilities.

Meet Your Instructor Development Team

The Uk Diving Academy employs a team that is solely dedicated to training PADI dive professionals. They are here to make sure you get all the attention and time that you need and of course to make your training fun! All our team members are experienced Course Directors, Master Instructors or IDC Staff instructors that have worked in the industry for years and have great experience when it comes to training the best dive professionals.

We are dedicated to your training because we believe that each of our candidates should get 100% of our time and effort to become the best dive professionals in the industry. We also have a full team of experienced, PADI Instructors ready to help you to reach your Professional Diving Goals.

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How To Book

To enrol onto this course please contact the dive centre. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials. After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when. If you have any questions simply give us a call to discuss this further.

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More Information

To qualify for training on the PADI Instructor Development Course, you must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or be an Divemaster/Instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 100 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving.
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months or full HSE Medical.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months or full HSE Medical.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN), or your own Doctor.

You will not be able to participate in any pool or open water sessions without confirming your fitness to dive.

To take part in this course you will need to make sure you have, as minimum:

  • Fins, mask and snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD) with tank mount or separate backpack, and low-pressure inflator
  • Primary regulator and alternate air source
  • Breathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge)
  • Depth monitoring device
  • Quick release weight system and weights (if necessary for neutral buoyancy, or if required for skills practice)
  • Adequate exposure protection appropriate for our local dive conditions.
  • At least one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, air horn, etc.).
  • Dive computer or RDP Note: If dives are planned using the RDP, the diver must have a timing device.
  • In test scuba diving cylinder

During your course, we will offer equipment rental of all of the above core dive gear. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.

  • Dive site entry from £15 - £25 per day
  • Equipment rental (if required)
  • Air Fills


  • IE Application Fee
  • Open Water Instructor Application Fee
  • EFR Instrucotr Application Fee
  • Speciality Instructor Application Fee

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