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PADI Specialty Instructor

PADI Specialty Instructor

Following the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course we expect you to be able to teach all of the core PADI Instructor courses.

However, we don't want you to stop there – you can show real dedication to your diving qualifications by continuing your education, and branching out.

By taking more courses you will allow yourself more opportunity when you embark on searching for employment in the industry.

You will be more marketable because of those additional skills, and the varied teaching that you will be able to perform will mean your job is much more varied and interesting.

As a Specialty Instructor you will be more desirable to employers, and will stand out from the crowd.

Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favorite subjects.

Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course.

As a PADI Specialty Instructor you can:

After certification as a PADI Instructor we can offer you PADI Specialty Instructor Courses. You will be able to teach from a wide range of Specialty Instructor ratings including:

  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox
  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Search & Recovery
  • PADI Navigation
  • PADI Night
  • PADI Underwater Videography
  • PADI Underwater Photography
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography
  • PADI Equipment Specialist
  • PADI Dry Suit
  • PADI Wreck Diver
  • PADI Drift Diver
  • PADI Boat Diver
  • PADI - AWARE Fish Identification
  • PADI Multi Level
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Dive Centre Employee
  • DSAT Gas Blender

If completing the Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor course or Emergency Oxygen Provider you will be required to have completed the student level first.

Course prerequisites

To enrol in a PADI Specialty Instructor training course, an individual must either be:

  • A renewed PADI Assistant Instructor.
  • A renewed PADI instructor.
  • Or have completed an IDC within the past 12 months.
  • Have Medical clearance, to show dive fitness signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months.

What will you do on the Course?

Specialty Instructor courses all cover the necessary PADI learning levels and more.

You will gain valuable hands on experience and will get involved in marketing, good methods of teaching, learning about the PADI standards and more.

The courses will help you gain an understanding of how important your diver training is, and how to combine particular specialties when you continue your education and take part in future courses.

How long will it take

From one day

Costs involved in the Course

One Speciality Instructor Course 8,000 Baht (shore dive)

Two Speciality Instructor Courses 9,000 Baht (boat dives)


You can also participate in our MSDT Prep program. You will do 5 Specialty Instructor ratings with us and soon be ready to apply for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, the next level of Instructor rating from PADI.

What materials are needed

PADI Speciality Instructor Manual (paper or digital version)

Fees payable to PADI.