Do you want a head start in finding employment as a PADI Instructor?

Then become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you can begin teaching the PADI core courses as well as the Peak Performance Buoyancy and Project AWARE Specialties, however most instructors want to continue their diving education and increase their earning potential with the ability to teach a variety of PADI Specialties. Also, most quality dive centres will look to employ Instructors who have the MSDT rating and thus can show that they have teaching experience and are able to teach a wider range of courses, potentially bringing in more revenue to the Dive Centre.

Here at Malapascua Exotic Dive Resort we offer the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep Program to get you ready to teach the popular Specialty courses and help you achieve the status of MSDT.

Our MSDT Prep Program is designed to run alongside your post-IDC Internship, usually taking place within the first two weeks. You will attend 5 (or more) Specialty Instructor Training Courses offered by our Course Director Team.

Many Instructors don’t teach PADI Specialty courses because they don’t promote them, the main reason for this is that they are unfamiliar with the course components, skills and theory and don’t feel comfortable teaching them.
With our Specialty Instructor Training Courses you will research the relevant standards and procedures for each course, as well as get to grips with the logistics and practicalities of teaching the course.
As a result you will feel more confident about teaching your chosen Specialties and so will be enthusiastic about promoting them.

During your internship you will have the opportunity to team teach a number of PADI courses to build experience of teaching in the real world, and at the same time earn your first valuable student certifications which will count towards your MSDT rating.

We offer Specialty Instructor Training Courses in all the popular Specialties, including but not limited to:

Shark Conservation
Enriched Air Nitrox
Emergency O2Provider
Deep
Drift
Wreck
Digital Underwater Photography
Dive Against Debris
Fish Identification
Sidemount
Exotic Thresher Shark Distinctive Specialty

Please consult ahead of time due to the fact that some of the PADI Specialty Instructor ratings require a student level certification as a prerequisite.
Following completion of the Specialty Instructor Training Courses (and your paperwork being processed by PADI) you will be able to teach your chosen Specialties, making you a more attractive option for Dive Centres looking to employ you as an Instructor.

And once you have certified your 25th student (in any course) you can then apply direct to PADI for your MSDT rating.