The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course

The DJL MSDT Course will take you from a newly qualified Instructor to a professional diving Instructor specialising in topics you love and learning a unique teach style. The course consists of two parts:
The Speciality Instructor Course & The Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course


Speciality Instructor Course

Dive more, have more fun and teach your favorite subjects.

MSDT prep course Speciality instructor courses supply important teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. You can choose from any of the 14 standard specialty courses that Davy Jones Locker has. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.

Don’t see a dive specialty on a subject that really interests you? The why dont you write your own diving specialty! It’s easy and it gets you teaching scuba divers about things you like and realy interests you. After all if you find it intersting someone else is bound to.

What you Learn

You’re on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings. Completing the Specialty Instructor Training course is highly suggested as these courses provide invaluable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, course promoting information, up to date PADI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training.

What you can Teach

You will be able to teach the PADI Specialties you like the most. Thereby making your already fun job even more enjoyable! Our current list of Specialty Instructor options are these:


  • Project Aware
  • Coral Reef
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Deep
  • Enriched Air
  • Night
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Multi Level
  • Fish Identification
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Search and Recovery
  • Wreck
  • Navigator
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your dedication to long-term dive training and being prepared to aid others continue their training as well. Moreover you get to teach specialty diver courses, which means a lot more fun while you work. master scuba diver trainer internship ko tao

What you Learn

So you are a new instructor. Just finished the IE. No problem. See your Course Director for PADI Specialty Diving Instructor Training and the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparation Course. As a PADI MSDT, you exhibit to a dive employer that you have knowledge and experience in teaching diving and also can teach a variety of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you employment. During the MSDT Course you, the instructor, needs to fulfill all performance requirements for that specific specialty course. This includes:
  • Dive Briefing
  • Conducting the dive (fulfilling all requirements)
  • De-briefing
  • Classroom presentation about missed questions from the Knowledge Reviews (prescriptive teaching)

What you can Teach

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you will be able to:
  • Teach the specialties you love to teach and hopefully they love to learn
  • Enjoy watching your student divers shine as you lead them from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • Increase your income with multiple level training
  • Meet one of the requirements to succeed as a PADI Master Instructor.

The Internship

The usual succession to the MSDT is the internship, which includes team teaching with our senior diving instructors of whom have multiple years of knowledge. Monitoring a senior instructor and team-teach courses from Open Water to Divemaster is as important as the IDC itself. You can examine diverse teaching styles and strategies of teaching in order to create your own style of teaching. Once you obtain your teaching status, you will unaided conduct courses being followed by a senior instructor who will give you more tips and information that will make your courses more fun and successful.



Once you have 25 certifications or more, you will have greater luck in getting employed after the program. You become an instructor with real life teaching experience, having seen real life problems and solutions. Rather than an Instructor who “just” finished the IE, you will have experience behind you.



The benefit of having this experience when applying for work is immense. Every instructor who has completed the Internship Program with us has found employment within 4 weeks of the end of the course! Comparable training, experience, opportunities and accomplished ratings could take years to achieve anywhere else in the world.

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Testimonials

  • Koh Tao island is like paradise on earth. If you don’t like cheap alcohol, great food and beautiful surroundings don’t bother.

    James – UK
  • A favourite in northern Sairee and a popular dive outfit... Friday night pool parties are a big draw!

    Lonely Planet 2010
  • A trip around the world was hijacked, a boyfriend was (temporarily) abandoned, and a lifestyle was discovered the minute my feet were again in the DJL.

    Lisa – USA
  • Dear DJL, Thanks for the last 2 months, best experience so far! cheers to all the DMT’s for making the course a memorable one!!

    Heesh – UK
  • We did our PADI Advanced Open Water course here, it was Excellent!! Great instructor, not only teaches but gave us confidence, Thanks Tim and everyone in DJL!

    Han and Sammi – Hong Kong
  • Thank you for a great course, the happy girls from Norway

    Gina and Hege – Norway
  • Thanks DJL and Luke for the awesome dives, you guys helped me overcome my fear of the open water. Cheers!!

    James – Canada
  • I don’t want to leave! I’ve had such an amazing time here and a lot of that is thanks to the great team at DJL! Thanks to my instructors Giles & Simon and the Divemasters Bob & Harry for all the teaching and support you’ve given me.

    Sally – UK
  • This is a day i’ll always remember, my first time diving, the instructor was great, I will be back!

    Ofir - Israel
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