More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from Maui Diving. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from – so get going.

All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications. This is where MSDT Prep at Maui Diving comes in. Right after IDC we train you to teach 5  Specialty courses and you get 1 FREE (O2 or Enriched Air Nitrox)! Being able to teach more course other than just Open Water gets you to your 25 certifications required for MSDT quicker! 

PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements – ask your PADI Course Director for details.

$750 + Instructor Guides + Application Fees


The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses. (Potential employers like this.) Being an MSDT signifies that you’ve got the experience and certifications to offer all the training a diver needs to become a Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate recreational diver rating.


To participate in MSDT Prep you must be an OWSI. All PADI Instructors who have certified at least 25 PADI Divers and have earned at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications can be Master Scuba Diver Trainers. We get you half of the way there with your 6 Specialty Instructor Certifications right off the bat.  This rating is the next step up the professional ladder and is a prerequisite for IDC Staff Instructor as well as for many TecRec Instructor ratings.




Recommended MSDT Prep Add-On


Sign Up Now for MSDT Prep and get EANx or O2 at no additional charge!

MSDT Prep Dives & Instruction That’s 6 Specialities for the price of 5! $750
Digital Specialty Instructor Guides Special Discounted Rate $99
PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fees 5 x $74 $370



Call us at (808) 667-0633 to enroll today!

Please call to confirm dive schedule before registering with PADI.