MSDT Preparatory Program

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MSDT Preparatory Course

Why should I take the MSDT Preparatory course?

The better you are, the more money you make. You can increase your marketability and create a greater demand for yourself by becoming a PADI Specialty Instructor. Dive professionals who have the right skills can work anywhere in the world. Employers seek them out.

PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses teach instructor candidates how to organize, promote and conduct PADI Specialty Diver courses. These courses emphasize the importance of Specialty Diver training within the PADI System of diver education. Often, several Specialty Instructor Training courses are taught in conjunction with one another as part of a Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparatory program.

By completing a Specialty Instructor Training Course, instructor candidates need only document 10 logged open water dives (20 for Semiclosed Rebreather) in the specialty area, rather than the 20 dives required when applying directly to PADI. These dives may be completed as part of the Specialty Instructor Training course. The formal education provided by Specialty Instructor Training courses also eliminates the need for instructors to have certified 25 divers.

MSDT Prep is available at the end of every IDC, at the canidates request and scheduled to fit your schedule.

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The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.