Speciality Instructor Courses

PADI Diving Instructor Koh Samui

To give you more variety as an Instructor and to help share the fun of your favourite underwater activities with your students there are a range of PADI Specialty Instructor Courses you can take. Being able to teach a number of PADI Specialties also makes you a more versatile and valuable Instructor to any dive centre looking to employ you and helps you on the next step of the Instructor Development ladder to Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)!!

PADI Sidemount InstructorThere are two options to qualify to apply for Specialty Instructor ratings:

1) If you have experience of 20 dives in the Specialty and have 25 diver certifications of any level you can apply directly to PADI for your Specialty Instructor rating;

2) You can complete the theory and dives for the Specialty with your Course Director and as long as you have 10 dives experience in the Specialty you can then apply for the Instructor rating, without having to have the minimum 25 certifications required for a direct application.

Completing the Course with your Course Director gives you the added benefit of learning from somebody with experience in the specialty who will be happy to pass on many tips and suggestions to help you teach the course in the future and to help you enjoy learning and teaching it.  

PADI Specialty Instructor Courses available at The Dive Academy:

Emergency Oxygen provider     AWARE Fish Identification     Digital Underwater Photography     Deep

Underwater Navigation     Search & Recovery     Night     Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV)     Wreck

Enriched Air (Nitrox)     Whale Shark Awareness     AWARE Shark Conservation     Multilevel Diver

Self Reliant Diver    Recreational Sidemount 

Be advised that for some Specialty Instructor ratings you also need to be certified at diver level for that Specialty so you may need to take the diver level course at an additional cost before you complete the Instructor level training. Courses we offer where you need to have the diver level certification include Enriched Air (Nitrox), Recreational Sidemount, Self Reliant Diver.

Online 10am until 6pm Koh Samui time if you would like to chat