Specialty Instructor

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Specialty Instructor


The better you are, the more money you make. As a PADI Instructor, you can increase your marketability and create a greater demand yourself by becoming a PADI Specialty Instructor, Emergency First ResponseTM Instructor, Tec Rec Instructor or Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

Dive professionals who have the right skills can work anywhere in the world. Employers seek them out.

After becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and in some cases Assistant Instructor (AI) or Divemaster, you’ll want to teach divers specific types of diving dependant to what your local area offers. To do this you need to be able to teach PADI Specialties. By doing so, you can heighten your student’s comfort level and strengthening their underwater skills, ultimately leading to their enjoyment of diving more than ever before. By becoming a Specialty Instructor in five PADI Specialties, you may apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver Trainer. If you undergo the Specialty Instructor courses with Aquatic Adventures, then we can fast track your application with PADI.


Specialty Instructor courses that can be conducted at Aquatic Adventures include: PADI Boat Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Dive Propulsion Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Drift Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Equipment Specialist Instructor

PADI Multi Level Diver& Computer Specialty Instructor

PADI Night Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Search & Recovery Diver Specialty Instructor

PADI Semiclosed Rebreather- Dolphin/Atlantis Specialty Instructor

PADI Semiclosed Rebreather- Drager Ray Specialty Instructor

PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor

PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Instructor

PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor

PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor

PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty Instructor

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor

EFR Emergency First Response and Care for Children Instructor

EFR Workplace First Aid Instructor

DSAT Tec Rec Instructor

DSAT Gas Blender Instructor- Nitrox or Trimix



During the Specialty Instructor course at Aquatic Adventures, you will be given a full orientation of the specialty course outline. This would include tips on how to run the specialty, standards and procedures, marketing and a pricing workshop. Depending on the specialty, there may be some diving involved in confined water, open water or both.



  • PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor. For EFR, no diver certification is necessary.
  • Other prerequisites apply depending on the specialty. Check with Aquatic Adventures.



The following materials/fees are required/payable by you prior to the beginning of the Specialty Instructor course and are available at Aquatic Adventures:

  • PADI Specialty Outline for the particular specialty
  • PADI Instructor Manual 
  • Log Book
  • Other materials, depending on the specialty. Check with Aquatic Adventures


COURSE FEES- depending on the specialty, from $299

The fee for a Specialty Instructor course varies but includes the following;

  • Professional tuition
  • Specialty Instructor registration fee with PADI
  • Counselling and Career Advice
  • Cylinder & weight belt hire (if required)
  • Open water dives where appropriate
  • Air fills while on course
  • Use of swimming pool and facilities where appropriate
  • Use of other texts during course


Contact Aquatic Adventures if you would like a Specialty Instructor program tailored for you. We offer discounts for multiple specialty courses and can assist with your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Application. In a lot of cases, successful IE candidates with specialty training from our Course Directors can submit their MSDT application immediately after confirmation from PADI that their Instructor Rating has been approved.

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