PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Internships

Mermaid’s CDC Dive Center Pattaya, was operated since the late 80’s to 2006 by the late Stephen Blumenthal – once the worlds’ youngest PADI Course Director. Steve knew the importance of continued education to be successful. With an IDC (Instructor Development Course) and IE (instructor Examination) monthly it is a great place to further qualifications conveniently.

To be trained as a PADI diving instructor is superb and if your training was through a dive internship, certainly one of ours then you will find your dive skills and knowledge very well honed ready for a dive career.

Some new dive professionals would rather have some experience behind them for confidence prior to approaching possible dive employers for scuba work. They have the scuba diving instructor license but now they feel that they are at the bottom of the list of instructors out there as have yet to teach a dive course. This is not always the case as many of the new diving instructors can be more focused on everything in front of them that they need to teach. Many new dive instructors with no experience will blow you away as their control and knowledge is all 100% fresh and they are really trying to prove something to both themselves and the dive students.

Whilst it is true that you can get to work directly from the internship with confidence some do prefer to have real life dive teaching experience under their belts. Please note that the Resort Operations Specialist (ROS) can be added to the MSDT package.

Mermaid’s use the superb PADI system and have the PADI MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer) program, please see below packages available:

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Gold Package

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating is awarded to a PADI diving instructor that can teach a minimum of 5 PADI specialty courses and has experience in teaching 25 students dive courses. To hold this diver qualification demonstrates to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center more likely to offer you a dive job.

Certification level when arriving Recommended Course DurationPrice (Thai baht)I have my own equipment
Not Certified9 months404,800374,800
Open Water Diver7 months384,800354,800
Advanced Diver7 months376,800346,800
Rescue Diver6 months362,800332,800
Divemaster 5 months295,000265,000

Package Includes:

  • PADI Open Water Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • Emergency First Response Course – CPR/1st AID with AED for Adult, Infant and Child
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • 5 x PADI Specialty Diver Courses
  • PADI Oxygen Provider Course
  • PADI Full Face Mask Diver Course
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver certification
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • PADI Instructor Examinations
  • 5 x PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
  • 25 x Teaching Certifications
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating
  • Equipment package
  • Unlimited diving for your course duration
  • Private Taxi from Bangkok Airport to Pattaya
  • Accommodation on a self catering basis

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Silver Package

Certification level when arriving Recommended Course DurationPrice (Thai baht)I have my own equipment
Not Certified 8 month341,446311,446
Open Water Diver142 days267,476237,476
Advanced Diver137 days262,476232,476
Rescue Diver135 days257,476227,476
Divemaster 102 days232,171202,171

Package Includes:

  • PADI Open Water Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • Emergency First Response Course – CPR/1st AID with AED for Adult
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver certification
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • PADI Instructor Examinations
  • 5 x PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
  • 25 x Teaching Certifications
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating
  • Equipment package
  • Unlimited diving for your course duration
  • Accommodation on self catering basis

If you are looking at entering the realm of technical dive instruction then the MSDT will be useful. Many technical agencies require the certification level for MSDT to be achieved prior to a technical instructor level being held. DSAT require you to be an MSDT if looking at becoming an instructor in DSAT Tec Deep or the DSAT Tri-mix courses. Technical dive jobs require the MSDT rating.