INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTIES

Within the PADI system there are over 3000 different specialities you can learn, thats a lot to choose from, right? We have helped you by narrowing it down into a list of the specialities that are most commonly taught by instructors, thereby increasing your chances of getting hired as an instructor by making your CV look amazing. Or maybe you just want to learn some for fun and that’s great too!

For all instructors specialities you must have 10 logged dives in that field and the training dives in order to be able to apply to PADI via a Course Director. To complete the open water section of each instructor speciality you must do half the number of dives required for the student level speciality. For example, if you do the deep instructor speciality you only have to simulate 2 teaching dives rather than all 4 that are in the deep dive speciality.

For each course you will meet with your Course Director and go over all the theory work necessary for completing the course, much like your IDC you will have some independent study time and also have to prepare a small knowledge review presentation. Once this is completed you will then prepare for the open water scenarios where you will teach the required skills from the speciality to simulated students.

Deep Diver PADI Instructor Specialty
Learn to teach people to go all the way down to 40m under the surface. Experience the changes that occur with depth and learn how to correctly teach and demonstrate deep diving safety procedures.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 2 dives
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Wreck Diver PADI Instructor Specialty
Multitudes of vehicles such as ships, airplanes and even cars all lay at the bottom of the sea waiting to be explored. As a PADI wreck specialty instructor you will be able to teach students how to safely navigate and explore wrecks including using penetration lines to go inside and see the things that the majority of divers only wish they could experience.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 2 dives
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Oxygen Provider PADI Instructor Specialty
A breath of fresh air! Learn all about the different types of oxygen delivery systems and further your knowledge about how and why oxygen helps to treat decompress illness.

What’s involved: classroom session
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Enriched Air (EANx Nitrox) PADI Instructor Specialty
By far the most popular specialty and one that you need to be able to teach as an instructor. Allowing you to teach and further understand the physics and biology of why enriched air nitrox enables us to increase our no decompression limits.

What’s involved: classroom session
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Equipment PADI Instructor Specialty
Learn how to maintain basic equipment and fix the majority of common errors to occur with scuba equipment. Having this knowledge may be the difference between saving the dive by fixing a piece of gear safely and having to abandon it before you even get in the water.

What’s involved: classroom session
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Naturalist PADI Instructor Specialty
Get a better understanding of the many different ecosystems underwater and how they interact with each other. Having knowledge allows you to appreciate the underwater world in a whole new way.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 1 dive
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Fish Identification PADI Instructor Specialty
Take your dive enjoyment and knowledge to another level. This course won’t teach you the names for every single fish, you’d be studying for decades. What it does do is show you how to identify fish based on characteristics such as face shape, the placement of their fins and their activity.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 1 dive
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Drift PADI Instructor Specialty
Drift diving can be anywhere from nice and relaxing all the way through to exhilarating! Learn the techniques for how to deal with different types of drift and be able to understand the currents to maximise your dive enjoyment.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 1 dive
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Shark AWAREness PADI Instructor Specialty
Sharks are essential to keeping our ocean healthy but are becoming increasingly more vulnerable. This course explores why that is and what we can do to help preserve them and their habitats.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 1 dive
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Night PADI Instructor Specialty
The underwater changes dramatically when it gets dark. Different creatures reveal themselves and display different behaviours. This course covers everything from the amazing things that we see at night through to how to communicate effectively when you can’t use the normal hand signals that we use during the day.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 1 dive
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Search & Recovery PADI Instructor Specialty
Learn how to use effective search patterns and recovery techniques such as lift bags. This course can come in useful at the most unexpected times, maybe your buddy knocks something over the edge of the boat, you can then use your know,edge to organise a search using the most effective techniques to recover the item.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 2 dives
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Navigator PADI Instructor Specialty
It goes without saying that navigational skills are extremely important underwater. This course aims to fine tune those skills and get you using your both your compass on your wrist and your internal compass to the best of your ability.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 2 dives
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

Underwater Photography PADI Instructor Specialty
Capture those special moments and preserve them forever in photo form. Learn how to properly frame, white balance, focus and much more with this course.

What’s involved: classroom session plus 1 dive
Price: 4500 plus VAT
What’s not included: PADI fees

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