Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favourite subjects.
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 that our Course Director offers. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.
Don’t see a specialty subject that interests you? Write your own specialty! It’s easy and it gets you teaching scuba divers about things you like.
The Fun Part
Whether it’s Ice, Deep, Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox or one of your own, PADI Specialty Instructors are out there suba diving and training. Join the fun.
As a PADI Specialty Instructor, challenge your students to become Master Scuba Divers
Increase your marketability as a PADI Professional
What You Learn
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.
With Fins Platinum Course Director
Use your experience to apply directly to PADI
Write your own outline
Specialty Instructor Training course attendance with Fins Platinum Course Director is highly recommended.
What You Can Teach
Teach the PADI Specialties you like most! At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some suba accessories and depending on which specialties you teach, you’ll need other specialty diving gear such as dive lights or underwater photography equipment. You can find everything you need at our dive centre.