PADI Specialty Instructor Courses and MSDT Preparation Package

It’s not the end of the story once you pass the PADI Instructor Exam, it is really just the start!

By completing a PADI Specialty Instructor course, you will become more employable and adept. With many specialties to choose from, you really have the option of focusing more on your unique underwater passions.

PADI Speciality courses taught by a PADI Course Director offer the chance to develop your personal diving and teaching skills — as well as gaining specific marketing tips for each.

There is a wide range of PADI Specialities available — literally something for every interest. And if you have five PADI Speciality Instructor ratings (in addition to having certified 25 PADI divers) you can qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

Holding the PADI MSDT certification shows that you are dedicated to continuing your education, have experience as an instructor and that you have a varied teaching repertoire — which potential employers love to see. It is also a prerequisite for joining the PADI Staff Instructor Course.

Even if you have only just certified as a PADI Instructor or started your PADI IDC, you can still benefit by taking our MSDT preparation course. Then once you have certified 25 divers, you will be ready to apply for the PADI MSDT accolade.

What Can a PADI Specialty Instructor Teach After Certification?

Here the world is your oyster, each of the following PADI Instructor Speciality courses will allow you to teach the diver level speciality. Take your pick from: 

  • Enriched Air Nitrox.
  • Sidemount
  • Dive Against Debris.
  • DSMB (delayed surface marker buoy).
  • Deep Diver.
  • Drysuit.
  • Drift Diver.
  • Wreck Diver.
  • Emergency O2 Provider.
  • Adaptive Techniques.
  • Night Diver.
  • Equipment Specialist.
  • Gas Blender (parts 1 and 2). 
    More Specialities available on request. 

PADI Specialty Instructor Course Prerequisites

In order to sign up for the PADI Specialty Instructor courses, the minimum requirement is usually PADI Instructor. However, there are some specialities that PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors may be eligible to join. As well if you if you have started your PADI Instructor Development Course .

Some PADI specialities do have additional pre- and post-requisite requirements, email us for further information.

PADI Specialty Instructor Course Required Materials

To start the PADI Specialty Instructor course, you will need to have the following materials:

  • PADI Speciality Instructor manual.
  • Student manual for the specific PADI Specialty.

PADI Specialty Instructor Course Cost £150

PADI MSDT Preparation Course Cost £500


Cost Course Duration: Varies depending on individual speciality.

PADI Specialty Instructor Fee (payable directly to PADI): £ 42.00 per speciality

PADI MSDT Application Fee (payable directly to PADI): £ 78.00

Kindly note that the above prices are subject to change and include 20% VAT

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