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PADI Pro Course at Ban's Diving Koh Tao

PADI Instructor Specialties & MSDT Internship

PADI Instructor Specialties & MSDT Internship

To achieve the rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) you must be able to teach 5 Instructor Specialties and have certified 25 students at any level of the PADI system of diver education.

At Ban’s not only will you be able to achieve the Specialty Instructor ratings from the list below, but you will also be able to intern and team teaching with our senior staff and obtain 25 student certifications.

  • AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Instructor
  • AWARE Dive Against Debris Instructor
  • DSMB Specialty Instructor
  • Deep Diving Specialty Instructor
  • Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Instructor
  • Enriched Air Specialty Instructor *
  • Search and Recovery Specialty Instructor
  • Self-Reliant Specialty Instructor
  • Sidemount Specialty Instructor *
  • Night Dive Specialty Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor
  • Wreck Diver Instructor

* The Student Diver Level is required for these specialties above and additional rates apply.

Example PADI Specialty Instructor Schedule (MSDT Prep)

Day 11:30 pm
• Orientation to the MSDT Program
• Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Theory
Day 29:00 am
• Theory for Underwater Navigator Spec
• Theory for Search & Recovery Spec
• Peak Performance Buoyancy Techniques

12:45 pm
• Dives for Navigation, Search & Recovery and Peak Performance Buoyancy Skills
Day 39:00 am
• Theory for Deep Dive Specialty
• 2 x Dive for Deep Specialty
Day 49:00 am
• Theory for Wreck Dive Specialty & Night Diver
• 1 x Deep Dive to 40
• 1 x Wreck Dive (Mapping)

5:45 pm
• Night Dive
Day 59:00 am
• Paperwork/Certification Finalizations
• Digital Underwater Photography Theory

12:45 pm
• 1 x Wreck Dive including Penetration includes Nitrox Tank for final dive
• 1 x Photography Dive

The above schedule is flexible based on the elective specialty instructor ratings you decide to choose.

Course Cost and PADI Fees

For individual Specialty Instructor Training courses :  Cost : 4,000 ฿ / specialty

MSDT & Internship Program: Cost: 22,000 ฿
Minimum 25 certifications obtained through interning with experienced instructors.

Five (5) PADI Specialties Only: 15,000 ฿
(not including interning with experienced instructors)

Internship Program without any Specialty Instructor Training and only focuses on assisting with instructors to learn the PADI Course Curriculum to obtain certifications:  10,000 ฿

* If you pre-book in advance for the Instructor Development Course you will receive a 2000 ฿ discount on the MSDT and Internship programs.

PADI Fees 2023, with Option One: CD Signature
Cost: $123.00 AUD Per Specialty
MSDT Application Fee: $168.00 AUD


  • Cameron Holland

    I did my PADI MSDT with Monique at Ban’s and I can say it was the best experience I’ve ever had, I learnt so much! She is so passionate, knowledgeable and with her bubbly and happy personality it’s an absolute recipe for success.

    24/02/2020 at 1:10 pm
  • John

    Was a very good experience with G.

    11/04/2021 at 9:22 pm

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