PADI MSDT Instructor

Now you are an instructor progression will give you more knowledge, more credibility and a bigger skills arsenal to call upon. The PADI MSDT Instructor rating is a great achievement. You need to get 25 Student certifications and have 5 instructor specialities under your belt.

At Stellar Divers you have access to every PADI Instructor speciality Wreck, Deep, EANx, you name it. To help you achieve your goals we offer an industry leading 5 instructor speciality bundle consisting of a mix of specialities** to suit your individual needs.

As a PADI MSDT you are one step away from PADI IDC staff instructor, the instructors instructor.

Join an elite group and push yourself into the challenge of MSDT. Be the best you can be.

**Deep & Wreck Instructor are not included in the 5 speciality bundle

1. Course overview

You must already be a teaching status PADI Instructor & then gain 25 Student certifications and achieve 5 Instructor Specialities.

You will brief and lead Students while they gain the PADI Diver Speciality of choice. Through the process you will be under direct supervion of our in house PADI Course Director.

You’ll also need to be medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within the past 12 months. Do note that in the UK, working divers need to annually renew their HSE diving medicals.

2. What you'll learn

The MSDT Instructor journey will give your teaching and coaching skills a boost.

You will gain invaluable experience from a Course Director as you are mentored while gaining the Instructor specialities. The MSDT will prepare you for your next logical step, PADI IDC Staff Instructor. 

3. Equipment

As a dive professional, you’ll really be expected to provide your own scuba kit – and be fully confident in its usage. If you don’t yet have it, and want to look at purchasing your own, we’d be happy to help you.

As a minimum, you’ll need a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD), scuba regulator, underwater compass, dive knife, at least two surface signalling devices, and the instrumentation to monitor your depth and air supply. You can hire cylinders from us, or bring your own in-test cylinders with you to be refilled at the dive site.

You’ll be diving in a range of environments, from an indoor pool to open water dive sites in the UK. You’ll need exposure protection suitable for these environments, and we’d certainly recommend a dry suit for the amount of time you’ll be in open water. If you do dive in a dry suit, you need to ensure you have the correct training for this.

Any equipment you provide yourself must be in a serviced, well-maintained and safe condition. No exceptions!

4. Learning materials

Unlike other pro-level courses, the majority of the PADI MSDT Instructor course is based on in-person assessment and training working with the course director.

Ready to start?

You can book and pay for our Speciality Bundle or individual Instructor Specialities with us online, either for yourself or someone else. We can then work with you on suitable dates and times for any practical sessions.

We have availability throughout the year, although if you have specific dates or a timeline in mind, please check with us first.

Your next adventure...

Your next step after achieving MSDT instructor status is IDC Staff Instructor.

IDC Staff instructors are recognised as being among the elite scuba diving educators. Through dedication and hard work you’ll have proven yourself to be a dive industry leader through your teaching efforts. As an IDC Staff Instructor you will assist a PADI Course Director running IDC’s, a fantastic and very satisfying role.

Contact us directly for next steps!

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.