PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
Taking Specialty Instructor courses offer PADI Instructors a shortcut to Specialty Instructor ratings, and enables instructors to teach more courses. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away.
What you learn
new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area
to fine-tune your skills and teaching methods
how to organize and conduct a PADI Specialty Course
In order to enroll in the PADI Specialty Instructor courses, you must be a
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or above.
PADI Assistant Instructors and PADI Divemasters may qualify for certain Specialty Instructor levels. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements
What you do
PADI Specialty Instructor courses consists of classroom presentations and open water training (if applicable). You'll
attend a Specialty Instructor course knowledge development session
present one Knowledge Development teaching presentation
perform all dive skills in the diver level specialty course
If the diver level specialty has 2-3 dives, you'll perform the skills in one dive, if the diver level specialty has four dives, in two dives (and if there are no dives in the specialty, you won't get wet either.)
present one Open Water teaching presentation
PADI Specialty Course Instructor guide for the specialty and materials required for the diver level specialty.
How long does it take?
Two days, or two evenings in the classroom and one day of diving. Specialty Instructor courses can be packaged to get most out of the session times.
How much does it cost?
The cost varies depending on the specialty. Please contact us for the details.