Specialty Instructor ratings are a useful addition to your instructor’s toolkit. PADI Specialty Instructor ratings help you find work more easily, and directly meet the needs of your divers, while teaching them a valuable skill.
All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.
PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements – ask your PADI Course Director for details
- PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
- To qualify for Specialty Instructor training you must have logged at least 10 dives in your chosen specialty area.