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MSDT Internships: Getting a head start

Every new PADI OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) wants to get started teaching in the real world. For those with jobs lined up and waiting, and there are many, it’s great to go straight from the IE into your new chosen profession. It’s not always that easy though; if you don’t have a job waiting for you, or if you want to get experience teaching first, then the MSDT program is the way to go!

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) you increase your earnings potential, qualifications and most importantly your prospects for employment!! When the dive center you are applying to sees that you are hold the coveted MSDT rating, they know you are ready to teach immediately, the day you arrive. And not only can you teach the basic Open Water course, but also the most popular specialties such as Enriched Air (Nitrox), Deep Diver and others. As a MSDT you will stand out from the crowd.

After certification as a PADI Scuba Instructor (OWSI) you can enhance your career prospects by becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer

There is no substitute for hands on training, in real time with real students; at GoPRO Blue Magic we can help you get that crucial head start. It goes a long way to kick starting your professional journey.


What is a PADI MSDT?

A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer is a PADI instructor who has mastered his or her craft.

The MSDT has achieved teaching status in (at least) five different specialties AND has proven their worth by teaching and certifying 25 or more students.

How it works: MSDT Prep

Once you complete your IDC and successfully pass the IE, the MSDT Program begins with the MSDT Prep course.

You choose five different specialties then, under Course Director Jim Hutchinson’s tutelage, you learn how to teach these specialties. Think of it as the Advanced course for Instructors, sort of like a mini-IDC.

Once done with the specialty course we get to fun stuff.

The fun part:

Not that it hasn’t been up to now!!

As soon as you have completed all the Specialty Course training you will immediately begin your real-world, hands-on internship! You will immediately begin to assist on real courses, and once comfortable, you will, under the supervision of our experienced instructors begin to teach these courses yourself.

Blue Magic Scuba is one of the few facilities in all the Americas, and certainly the only one in and around Cozumel that has multiple PADI courses each and every week. All our classes are scheduled such that you will be able to be a part of these courses; from Open Water to Rescue as well as PADI specialties!! This, more than anything else will give you invaluable real world experience as well as the organizational and logistical skills needed to get your professional diving career off to a flying start.

Blue Magic Scuba will do all we can to help you complete all the requirements for your MSDT rating; however, we cannot guarantee that you will get all 25 certifications. Gaining these certifications can take time, depending on each candidates level of comfort, ability and attitude. Most of our MSDT interns get real close if not all the way to 25!!


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