The PADI Specialty Instructor Course
Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course.
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.
Don’t see a specialty on a subject that interests you? Write your own specialty! It’s easy and it gets you teaching scuba divers about things you like.
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.
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|
Teach the PADI Specialties you like most! At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
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 (product no. 70250) 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 (product no. 70909MUL). Once registered, the digital specialty manual can be updated for a discounted price.
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