Deciding on the right PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (5 Star IDC) with a full time PADI Course Director for your Instructor Development training is one of the most important decisions you will make in your diving career.
Lady of the Sea Diving Academy is Canberra's leading (and only) PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. If you want the best training then you need to train with a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre that specialises in Instructor Development training.
You will need to have all the basic scuba gear as well as safety devices. If you don't have all the gear we can assist with discounted course packages.
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you must:
Not included in the course package costs are the application fees to be paid to PADI (IDC + IE + EFR Instructor application fees - approx $1395). For the MSDT package; each specialty instructor application is approx $120 and the MSDT application is approx $160.
A Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), is a highly experienced Open Water Scuba Instructor, who is more employable and capable of teaching a larger variety of PADI specialty diver courses. By becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer you'll add additional teaching certifications and experience as well as adding variety to your instructional abilities, making teaching more fun and exciting for both you and your students!
The Master Scuba Diver Trainer Package, teaches you how to deliver a range of PADI speciality diver courses. Your MSDT Course takes place over the 5 days between when the IDC is completed and the IE takes place giving you 5 additional Specialty Instructor ratings allowing you to teach a range of different courses.
Before applying to PADI for certification as an MSDT, you'll need 5 Specialty Instructor ratings (achieved during the MSDT Package) and 25 student certifications.
If you select the MSDT Package, by the end of your program you'll be trained how to teach the:
You will be able to apply for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating once you have been certified to teach 5 specialties and have issued 25 certifications.