You are an instructor but do you want to teach more than the standard Scuba Diving Courses?
By becoming a PADI Specialty Instructor, you can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with distinctive specialty courses your Course Director may offer.
Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.
You're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with only five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings
You have three ways to become a PADI Specialty Instructor:
Doing Specialty Instructor with a PADI Course Director
Apply for Specialty Instructor Rating directly to PADI
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Specialty Instructor Training course attendance is highly recommended. These courses provide valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, course marketing information, current PADI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training.
Teach the PADI Specialties you like most! At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
You must be a Renewed PADI Assistant Instructor, PADI Instructor or have completed an IDC or Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program within the past 12 months.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some scuba accessories and depending on which specialties you teach, you’ll need other specialty diving gear such as dive lights or underwater photography equipment.
PADI’s Specialty Instructor Manual includes the specialty instructor guides for all of PADI’s standardized specialties. The outlines are also available digitally on the Specialty Instructor Manual CD-ROM). Once registered, the digital specialty manual can be updated for a discounted price.
Whether it’s Ice, Deep, Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox or one of your own, PADI Specialty Instructors are out there scuba diving and training. Join the fun.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Galaxsea Divers Team members.