• PADI Specialty Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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    You’ve made a major achievement. You’re a PADI Professional Diving Instructor. Now you need to consider how to get the best from yourself, your students and your career.
    Like any profession, you always need some special skills to set you apart from the crowd.

    The PADI Specialty Instructor training allows you to choose areas of diving in which you excel and have a huge passion for. You’ll learn ‘tips of the trade’ for teaching from highly experienced Instructor-Trainers so that you can exude your passion to your students and get them to join you for their Specialty Courses.

As a PADI professional, you need to be able to offer students (and employers) courses which are interesting and useful, as well as making them fun.

These should maybe considered 1st
  • Deep
  • Navigation
  • Nitrox
  • Night
  • Multi-Level/Computer
  • Equipment
  • Digital Underwater Photography

Unfortunately there are no Wrecks in Vietnam.

Remember, obtaining a minimum of 5 Specialty Instructor ratings and certifying 25 students (at any level) allow you to apply for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification!

We can offer 6-12 week MSDT + IDC Staff internships which will include teaching opportunities to achieve your 25 certs!

  • step 1

    Contact us with proof of OWSI and EFRI
  • step 2

    Read though and become familiar with the student manual for each Specialty you have selected. Become confident with each of the Knowledge Reviews (you shouldn’t need to have a ‘cheat-sheet’ when discussing the answers!) Study your PADI Specialty Instructor outline (supplied with your IDC materials) and understand the prerequisites, performance requirements and standards for each course.
  • step 3

    Practise the performance requirements under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Rainbow Instructor-Trainer. Prepare a mini-IDC presentation on any question from the 2nd Knowledge Review. Give the presentation to the Course Director with a passion (5-10 minutes)
  • step 4

    Apply directly to PADI for your instructor ratings; send in your MSDT application at the same time and when you reach 25 certs, PADI will automatically upgrade you!


  • Nha Trang, Whale Island, Con Dao + Phu Quoc.
  • Some sections can be completed in Saigon

PADI Specialty Instructor and MSDT

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