Specialty Instructor

Specialty Instructor

The Course

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from our PADI Course Director. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from – so get going.

​All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.


PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements – ask our PADI Course Director for details.

​The Learning

​You’ll learn new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods. Plus, you’ll get great ideas for marketing your specialty diver courses.

​Get Started

​Stop by or call us for an in depth explanation of the PADI Specialty Instructor Course that interests you and its requirements.

​Once enrolled in a Specialty Instructor Course, our highly experienced PADI Course Director will be your mentor. The Course Director will be your point of contact and guide as you progress toward your Specialty Instructor certification.

​The Next Step

​Once you’ve earned five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications, you may want solidify your experience by applying for the highly desired PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. With this next step, you will have all of the qualifications necessary to train divers all the way up to the highest recreational diving level of Master Scuba Diver. Ask your Course Director about the possibilities.