PADI Specialty Instructor
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 your local 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.
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 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, and increase your marketability as a PADI Professional.
Why should I do this course?
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.
What will I do?
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.
What scuba gear will I use?
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some scuba accessories and depending on which specialties you teach, you’ll need other specialty diving gear such as dive lights or underwater photography equipment.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
PADI IDC Candidates & PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors who are at least 18 years old may enroll in our PADI Specialty Instructor training programs. You also need to have:
• Be certified as a diver for at least 6 months
• Be certified as a PADI Instructor or enrolled on the PADI IDC with Scuba Leeds
• Have 100 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving
• Be fit for diving and submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
• Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months (The PADI EFR course meets this requirement)
• 10 experience dives in each particular Specialty Rating enrolled onto.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organisation may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.