The PADI Specialty Instructor Course
PLEASE NOTE: You need to pick a minimum of 3
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 your Course Director may offer. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.
What’s not included?
- Individual Specialty Instructor outlines £9.95
- Or the PADI Specialty Instructor Manual, paper version £115.00 or the digital version £135.00.
- PADI Specialty Instructor Rating Certification Fee starting at £30.55
- Transport to dive sites
- Dive site fees, typically start at £16 per day at Vobster Quay, NDAC etc
- Scuba equipment
The Fun Part
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.
As a PADI Specialty Instructor, challenge your students to become Master Scuba Divers, Increase your marketability as a PADI Professional
The Challenging Part
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations daily. Organization and dedication are key.
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 a Course Director
- Use your experience to apply directly to PADI
- Write your own outline
Doing Specialty Instructor with a PADI Course Director
- 10 experience dives in each particular specialty
- Minimum number of certification not required
Apply for Specialty Instructor Rating directly to PADI
- 20 experience dives in each particular specialty
- Have certified at least 25 divers before applying
Specialty Instructor Training course attendance is highly recommended. These courses provide valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, course marketing information, current PADI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training.
How long will it take?
Each speciality instructor course has a minimum number of hours that you must complete. For more information and details of speciality instructor packages please contact us on 0118 926 2288 or email us
What you can teach
Teach the PADI Specialties you like most!
The learning materials you will need
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.
What do I need to start?
You must be a Renewed PADI Assistant Instructor, PADI Instructor or have completed an IDC or Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program within the past 12 months.
Where can I go from here?
Each speciality has it’s own unique value that will make you a more rounded PADI professional. Complete 5 specialities and you are well on your way to the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
Interested in the Instructor Course?
Contact John Campbell who will arrange a meeting at the dive centre to discuss your training needs. To book your place, complete the booking form, call us on 0118 926 2288 or email us