card_07_SpecialtyInsDive more, have more fun and teach about your favourite subjects. The Specialty Instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips and this will not only enable you to teach the specialties but give you added practice in both classroom and open water presentations and increase your marketability as a PADI Professional.

Completing the Specialty Instructor courses with our PADI Course Director, Gerard Leenen, means that to apply for this rating you will only need 10 experience dives in each particular specialty rather than 20 and a minimum number of certifications is not required so you can teach the courses straight away.

There are a wide variety of PADI Instructor Specialty Courses along with any distinctive specialty courses your CD may offer. Having five Specialty Instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating and the next step in your career.

Most Popular Instructor Specialties

  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor Course
  • PADI Digital U/W Photography Instructor Course
  • PADI Deep Diver Instructor Course
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Equipment Specialist
  • PADI Naturalist Specialty Instructor Course

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills and you will also find it easier to gain employment. You can find most everything at Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre.
  • You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc as well as two scuba signalling devices —one audible and one visual.


To qualify for training as a PADI Specialty Instructor you must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Instructor
  • For certain Specialties you must have the Specialty rating itself before completing the Instructor Course such as Enriched Air Nitrox and Side-mount
  • Flexible schedule and training program
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access at our dive centre
  • The use of our PADI Resource Library (Books and Videos)
  • Job Placement Program with our extended global network.
  • Equipment and compressor workshop
  • Visa Assistance and support
  • Access to great discounts on dive equipment
  • Staffed by an experienced team of AWARD Winning Dive Instructors.
  • Becoming a Specialty Instructor with Scuba Nation GO PRO Academy in Cambodia is an experience you will never forget. Although it is one of the cheapest places in the world to dive, you aren’t giving up any measure of safety, professionalism, quality of instruction or diving locations.
  • Cost: $200 per Specialty

Not included are the course outlines should you not already have them from your IDC and PADI application fees which you pay directly to PADI 

Ask our Course Director for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course  to enable you to teach more courses, increase your employability and continue your diving education.