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PADI Specialty Instructor Courses & MSDT prep.
Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Preparation Program
Earning PADI Specialty Instructor ratings allows you to teach a wide array of exciting courses in special interest areas. Besides giving you the chance to do your favourite type of diving, specialty diver course allows you to share your interests and expertise with others. Many standardized PADI Specialty Diver courses are supported with videos and books that make even easier to teach.

Taking a Specialty Instructor Training Course from your PADI Course Director provides you with practical experience for conducting these courses. This will make you more employable in today’s dive industry by allowing you to teach a multitude of courses right from the beginning on.

The PADI Specialty Instructor Courses can be booked single or in a package. If you would like to attend the MSDT prep. Program (5 specialty instructor ratings) you will be able to give customers many choices for pursuing continuing education.

The MSDT rating is a prerequisite to enrol in a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course. During this five day program you can get trained in the following specialty instructor courses. Klick on the links below to choose five of your favourites:

Please keep in mind that not all courses can be tought in certain locations due to logistic and conditions available.

Course prerequisites

Renewed PADI Assistant Instructor or successfully completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.


MSDT preparation: 3-5 days
For each Specialty Instructor Course: 1/2 - 1 day


PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for your chosen courses.


Each Specialty Instructor Application: 35.- € + tax (Price 2016)
MSDT Application: 65.- € + tax (Price 2016)

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