PADI Specialty Instructor

People learn to dive just so they can see cool things and have great experiences underwater. The great thing about diving is that there are loads of individual pursuits for divers to pursue.

Once divers have the basics under control, they might want to take photos, dive on shipwrecks, or just know a little more about the fish that they are seeing.

As a dive instructor you have the opportunity to introduce people to these specialty pursuits. To be able to do this really well, you’ll want to be a specialty instructor in a number of areas that you are passionate about, so you can share that passion.

Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.

We offer PADI Specialty Instructor Training Courses in the following areas:

  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Self-Reliant Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Photography
  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • AWARE – Fish Identification Diver

Each Specialty Instructor Training Course includes a familiarisation session on the Standards for the course, strategies for organising,

marketing and conducting your specialty course, and an opportunity to be comfortable with teaching the knowledge and practical

skills for the course. Most Specialty Instructor Training Courses include 1 or 2 dives, giving you hands on practice with the skills of the course.

Courses are scheduled regularly and are also available on demand.


  • 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.


This course is available through enquiry only, please send us your details and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly.