After your IDC course we are offering an additional 5 days to gain the most popular instructor specialties with your Course Director! Haven't done your IDC yet? Click here for more information!


Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favorite 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.


The most popular instructor specialties are:

  • Enriched Air Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
  • Wreck Diver Instructor
  • Night Diver Instructor
  • Deep Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer


    Don't see a specialty on a 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 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


    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:

    1. With a Course Director
    2. Use your experience to apply directly to PADI
    3. Write your own outline



    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 month
    • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months


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