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Specialty Instructor

Price  per person

100 $

course features


7-10 Days


PADI Instructors

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Teach Specialty Courses

Why Become a Specialty Instructor?

  • Deeper Dives: Expand your knowledge and expertise in a specific diving area.
  • Teaching Expertise: Gain valuable tips and hands-on experience to make your courses engaging and unforgettable.
  • Variety & Fun: Choose from over 25 standard PADI specialties and numerous distinctive options – there’s something for everyone!

Benefits for All PADI Professionals:

  • Enhanced Skills: All instructors benefit from specialty training, especially those aiming for the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating (requires 5+ Specialty Instructor certifications).
  • Open Doors: PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates, and Divemasters can qualify for certain specialties, expanding their career options.
  • Stay Ahead: Learn cutting-edge teaching methods and marketing strategies to attract more students.

The Learning Experience:

Specialty Instructor courses combine insightful theory with practical application. You’ll:

  • Deepen Your Knowledge: Enhance your expertise in your chosen specialty.
  • Refine Your Skills: Perfect your diving techniques and teaching methods.
  • Become a Master Trainer: Discover innovative ways to engage and inspire your students.
  • Market Like a Pro: Learn effective marketing strategies to promote your specialty courses.

Ready to take the plunge?

Contact your local PADI Course Director today! Explore the exciting world of specialty instructor training and share your passion for diving with the next generation of underwater explorers!

Note: Some specialties may have additional requirements. Ask your PADI Course Director for details.


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PADI eLearning®

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.

It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

Need to Know

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

PADI Courses FAQ

PADI is the world’s largest scuba diving training organization and the most widely recognized dive certification in the world, with 30,000,000 PADI certified divers and counting. PADI sets the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while promoting the benefits of underwater connection. With PADI eLearning you can study at your own pace to achieve the dive knowledge and fundamentals required to confidently advance to your in-water training. With over 6,600 PADI Dive Centers and resorts across the globe and 128,000 PADI Professionals worldwide it’s easy to complete your dive training.

Your scuba diving certification is for life! However, diving regularly is highly recommended to maintain your dive skills and knowledge. Try to avoid long periods without diving (6 months or longer). If you haven’t been scuba diving recently, you should take the PADI Reactivate Scuba Refresher.

Anyone age 10 years and older can learn to dive and explore the underwater world. PADI knowledge development provides the fundamentals you need to confidently advance to your in-water dive training. With PADI eLearning you can read, watch videos, and take quizzes at your own pace before moving on to the next step. During in-water training, an experienced PADI Instructor will help you learn the necessary dive skills to become a safe and competent diver. Find out the benefits of underwater connection with your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
To complete your scuba diving certification, you must swim 200 metres/219yards (or 300 metres/328 yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping, and float/tread water for 10 minutes, using any swimming methods you want. There is no time limit.

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