Specialty Instructor training courses provide invaluable tips that will allow you to be the best Instructor you can be, ensuring each of your future students meet all course requirements, while also getting the most out of their PADI Specialty training. You can choose from any of the 27 standard PADI Specialty courses, 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:
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.
Whether it's teaching a Deep Diving course, Underwater Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox or a Distinctive Specialty such as Lionfish Hunting, PADI Specialty Instructors are out there teaching their favorite courses and expanding the horizons and dive skills of recreational divers worldwide!
And, as a PADI Specialty Instructor you will also increase your marketability as a PADI Professional and open the door for even more career advancing opportunities around the globe!
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: