Specialty Instructor Courses


After finishing your IDC and becoming an instructor you might want to consider teaching divers a wider variety of diving courses. A good option is to be able to teach PADI Specialties.

Teaching specialty courses greatly improves your employment prospects and earning possibilities as an instructor as well as it makes teaching diving more rewarding and fun as well as it allows you to convey your enthusiasm and interest in specialized diving activities to your students.

Specialty instructor course length and price vary depending on the number of dives and the complexity of the course. The course fee does not include PADI materials and PADI application fees.

To get a good deal on specialty prices you might consider our MSDT Prep program, that includes five specialty instructor courses in one package.

Equipment & Materials

Depending on the specialty course you are doing you might need some specialized equipment. This is though not true for every specialty course.

For example, in side mount specialty you will need a different configuration of regulators and BCD (wing and harness), for full face mask specialty you need a full face mask etc. Mostly you can rent the gear you do not have but would need for these courses from us.

For details on what specialized dive gear is needed for certain courses, as well as PADI teaching materials please see pages with detailed description of these courses or contact us for more details.


Course duration varies from a couple of hours to one day or even more depending upon how many knowledge development, confined, open water sessions are included in the course.

Specific courses (such as ice, altitude, wreck, etc.) are not available on all locations where we offer instructor training. Please note that some specialty instructor courses have the user level certification as a prerequisite.

Altitude Instructor
AWARE Fish Indentification
AWARE Shark Conservation
Boat Instructor
Cavern Instructor
Deep Instructor
Digital Underwater Photography
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Drift Instructor
Dry Suit Instructor
DSMB Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched Air Nitrox
Equipment Specialist
Full Face Mask Instructor
Gas Blender
Ice Instructor
Lionfish Instructor
Multilevel & Computer Instructor
Night Instructor
Recompression Chamber
Sea Turtle Instructor
Search & Recovery Instructor
Self Reliant Instructor
Semiclosed Rebreather
Sidemount Instructor
UW Communication Instructor
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Underwater Videographer
Whaleshark Instructor
Wreck Instructor

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