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.
Do not 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 is 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
- Increase your marketability as a PADI Professional
On your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
You are 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:
- With a Course Director
- Use your experience to apply directly to PADI
- Write your own outline
Specialty Instructor Training course attendance is highly recommended. These courses provide valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, course marketing information, current PADI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training.
Teach the PADI Specialities you like most!
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.