Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Make a start to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer by completing Specialty Instructor courses at Scuba Shack, Koh Tao. Being a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer sets you apart as an experienced instructor committed to continuing education and teaching a variety of courses.

Specialty Instructor Ratings

Teaching specialty courses allows you to share your interests in specialized diving activities. Taking specialty courses with our Course Director means that you can start teaching that course before you have 25 certifications. This means you will have more of a variety of courses to teach to gain your certifications and experience. Divemasters and Assistant Instructors are also eligible to enroll in some Specialty Instructor courses. Contact Us for more information.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Pre-Requisites

You need to be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You can then continue your education by taking Specialty Instructor courses.  Once you have 5 specialties and 25 certifications you can apply to PADI for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.

What’s Involved

You’ll learn new teaching techniques while fine tuning your skills and methods for that particular specialized activity. Specialty Instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. You’ll also get great tips and ideas for marketing your specialty courses. Overall this will mean a more varied teaching experience for you. Specialties available include:

  • Deep Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Wreck Diver
  • Dive against Debris Diver (Distinctive Specialty)

Course Duration

Each diving specialty requires either one or two dives. You also spend some time in the classroom with our Course Director reviewing the courses standards and requirements.


4000 Baht per specialty or 15000 Baht for 5 specialties. You also need to pay PADI directly for your specialty rating certification. It is currently AUD $116 per specialty. You also get 1 specialty certification for FREE if you apply for five. The MSDT certification fee is AUD $158.

Ready to get your Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating? Contact Us now to book some specialty instructor courses at Scuba Shack, Koh Tao. Get certified on a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand.

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