PADI Specialty Instructor Training (MSDT Prep)

Gain valuable experience with Expert Instructor Trainers

Earn Additional Income by Teaching PADI Specialties...

Ocean Quest expert PADI Course Directors / Instructor Trainers will pass on years of experience to make teaching PADI Specialty Courses to your students valuable. We go beyond the PADI Outlines and offer real world advice to help you stand out as a PADI Specialty Instructor.

Course Overview

Save time and money by taking a MSDT Preparation Course.  When you take you Specialty Instructor Training with a PADI Course Director not only will you gain hands on training and experience, you only need 10 logged dives in each area to apply for that Specialty.  You can also begin teaching Specialties sooner as you do not have to document any teaching experience!

The Ocean Quest Difference…

The Ocean Quest Master Scuba Diver Training (MSDT) Program is specially designed to add additional value to your PADI Instructor training.

In addition to Specialty Instructor training, our program will include the following:

  • Advanced Communication
  • Advanced Buoyancy and Trim Training – Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Propulsion Techniques
  • Advanced Descents and Ascents information and techniques
  • Situational Awareness
  • Team Diving Principles
  • Advanced Deep Diving Principles
  • Detailed Deep Dive Planning – Equipment – Ascent Strategies – Gas Planning
  • Effects N2 and CO2 in diving

This information is exclusively provided by Ocean Quest and is above and beyond traditional PADI Training programs


  • PADI Instructor, or currently participating in/completed an IDC/OWSI Program within the past 12 months. IDC/OWSI candidates may apply for Specialty Instructor certification only after successfully completing an IE

Medical Statement

All students must complete a Medical Statement prior to any in water activities. Please consult Ocean Quest if you answer “yes” to any of the medical questions as you may need to see a physician prior to the course start date.

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Price Includes:

The Ocean Quest MSDT program includes training for the following PADI Specialties Instructor ratings:

  • PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • PADI Deep Diver Instructor
  • PADI Night Instructor
  • PADI Search and Recovery Instructor
  • PADI Drysuit Instructor

New in 2023 – PADI Standards require any instructor that is teaching students in drysuits to hold the PADI Drysuit Specialty Instructor rating

What’s Needed?

  • All standard scuba equipment
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fees (payable directly to PADI)

Contact Ocean Quest for information about other Specialty Instructor Training such as PADI Sidemount, Self Reliant and Technical Instructor Training

Course Price: $895 + GST

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