PADI MSDTs are able to teach at least five PADI specialties, the primary difference between Master Scuba Diver Trainers and Specialty instructors is MSDT’s can certify their students as Master Scuba Divers, which is an excellent diver retention tool, and enables you to offer recognition to your students who take diver training seriously. The MSDT rating is also a requirement for your development as a PADI professional as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, or a PADI Tec Instructor.
Choosing which specialties to teach is an important step, they should be right for you. Firstly these should be topics that you are interested in, your enthusiasm is what will attract most of your students. Secondly there should be an opportunity for you to teach, if you will be working in an area where there are shipwrecks, then wreck diver is likely a good idea, without the wrecks it might not be the best investment of your time and money. There are some specialties which seem to have universal appeal, talk to us about your goals, we can help you pick a great training package.