PADI Specialty Instructor

Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favorite subjects. Being able to teach specialties not only spices up the teaching for you but for your students too!

Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. You can choose from any of the PADI Specialties listed below. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.

  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Search and Recovery
  • Deep Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Boat Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Digital Underwater Phtographer
  • DPV (diver propulsion vehicle) diver

What You’ll Learn

  • Course standards and requirements
  • Curriculum
  • How to format, implement and promote specialty courses


  • Be a certified PADI instructor (some specialties only require you to be a PADI divemaster)
  • Have 10 logged dives in the  specialty area

Equipment & Materials

  • Standard scuba gear
  • Any specific equipment related to specialty
  • PADI Specialty instructor manual



Equipment, fills and charter fees not included