ABOUT SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
PADI Specialty Instructors have the best of both worlds. Not only have earned the qualifications to conduct main stream dive programs such as the PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced, Rescue Diver and Divemaster programs, but they can also conduct PADI Specialty Diver programs. These programs help divers to hone their skills in specific area or facets of diving such as wreck, night and deep diving.
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Specialty Instructor Training
PADI has a variety of standardized specialty diver programs that you may conduct once you have earned PADI Specialty Instructor rating in that specific area. These each program is supported by outlines and a variety of other student learning materials. In addition to the standardized specialty programs, as a PADI Assistant Instructor or higher you may write your own distinctive specialty programs, which may be conducted once approved by PADI.
If you’re already a PADI Assistant Instructor or higher and want to qualify as a PADI Specialty Instructor, you’ll need to attend a Specialty Instructor Training Program (conducted by a PADI Course Director) or apply directly to PADI (if you have enough credentials).
During the Specialty Instructor Training Program you’ll receive valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, program marketing information, current PADI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training. To enroll in a Specialty Instructor Training Program, you must be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (certified/upgraded using the 1995 revised curriculum), a renewed PADI Underwater Instructor (or PADI Instructor with a higher rating).
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?
- PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor
WHAT WILL I DO?
Open water workshops and candidate presentations.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Typically one dive per specialty (for non-diving specialties only academics) to go over standards.
WHAT DOES THE FEE INCLUDE?
- Tuition fee
- Air Fills
- Counseling and career advice.
- Ocean Adventures Dive Club membership
Course fee does not include equipment rental, PADI course materials or PADI fees.
WHERE CAN I GO FROM HERE?
By qualifying as an DAN Instructor, you will be able to teach the O2 Provider, the Dive Emergency Management Provider and other DAN Programs.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED A LITTLE HELP?
To sign up or with questions, please call OADC at 310.578.9391. We will be happy to clarify any queries you have. Thank you for choosing Ocean Adventures!