PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
Completing your PADI IDC and becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is a huge step in anybody’s scuba diving career! Most of all, having Specialty Instructor qualifications can make a big difference in your diving career.
This is to say that the bottom line is that after you pass your IE, at the end of the day, you are just another new PADI Instructor when it comes to looking for work. Therefore if you are serious about working in the Scuba Diving Industry, there are some questions you need to ask yourself:
First of all - "Why should XYZ Dive Centre employ me?"
Furthermore - "What have I got to offer them and their customers which another Instructor cannot?"
Languages are of course useful in a lot of areas of the world, but there is a lot more to it than simply languages. For example as a PADI OWSI you can teach Open Water through to Divemaster, but not Specialty courses. PADI Specialty Courses are also some of the most fun courses both to teach as an Instructor, and to take as a scuba diving student.
So what can YOU teach, and consequently, what can YOU offer that the next PADI Instructor to walk in can't?
- Duration: 1 - 2 days
- Pre-requisites: a renewed PADI instructor or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the past 12 months
- Minimum Age: 18
PADI Specialty Instructor Courses are important for anyone serious about working as a PADI Instructor.
This is why we have included the Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course in all our PADI Instructor Development packages. Chris knows just how important it is to have this qualification and most of all wants you to be successful in your diving career.
PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses are designed to show candidates how to organize, promote and also conduct PADI Specialty Diver Courses.
The best way to become a Specialty Instructor is to take PADI Specialty Instructor Courses with a PADI Course Director. Because this way you will receive up to date information on Specialty Course standards. Candidates will also receive valuable hands on training using the latest techniques and various course marketing tips. In addition you will be very pleased to know that there is also Instructor-level Open Water Training Dives so we do get to go diving.
For more details visit our Instructor Continuing Education dedicated website: www.idcthailand.com
in addition, don’t forget Chris’s obsession the past 5 years now! The PADI Poseidon CCR Rebreather Courses, probably the Dive Industry’s most exciting development in years …
At Indepth we currently offer you the following PADI Specialty Instructor Courses:
- AWARE Shark Conservation Diver
- Boat Diver
- Deep Diver
- Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver (DMSB)
- Digital Underwater Photography Diver (DUP)
- Digital Underwater Imaging Diver (NOT called DUI as far as we know)
- Dive Against Debris Diver
- Drift Diver
- Enriched Air Diver Nitrox / EANx Diver
- Fish Identification Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
- Search & Recovery Diver
- Self Reliant Diver
- Underwater Naturalist Diver
- Underwater Navigation Diver
- Wreck Diver
Divers Alert Network Instructor Courses:
- Oxygen Provider Instructor
- First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI) Instructor
- AED Instructor
- BVM Instructor
- MTV 100 Instructor
Instructor Courses - DSAT:
- DSAT Trimix Gas Blender Instructor
- DSAT EANx Gas Blender Instructor
EFR Instructor Courses:
- Instructor EFR
- EFR for Children Instructor
- CPR, EFR and AED
In Conclusion, to sign up for a PADI Specialty Instructor training course you need to be:
A renewed PADI Assistant Instructor, a renewed PADI instructor or have completed an IDC / OWSI within the past 12 months.
Our Specialty Instructor Courses here on Phuket do vary in price. This is because some courses have one Open Water Training dive and some have two. However some like PADI Emergency Oxygen or Equipment Specialist have no dives. Sometimes the Specialty Instructor dives can be done from the beach. Therefore this is good option for something like Underwater Navigation which takes time to set up and run properly. By contract others like Wreck Specialty or Deep Specialty Instructor Courses, (the two most popular after EANx), obviously have to be done from a boat.
Specialty Instructor Course prices start from 4,200 THB for a 1 dive Specialty Instructor Course. And from 5,600 THB for a 2 dive Specialty Instructor Course. Consequently the cheapest way to take them is as a Specialty Instructor package. Hence our "Pro Gold" IDC package which includes a minimum of 5 Specialty Instructor Courses.
Prices quoted here are for tuition but do NOT include the price of personal equipment such as SMBs, reels, torches and so on. The reason for this is because, as PADI Professional, you are expected to own your own equipment. Also not included are any PADI application fees, PADI materials such as manuals or boat fees.
To find a complete list of Specialty Instructor courses that we offer please refer to www.idcthailand.com. Or just contact us using the button above.
PLEASE NOTE: at the time of writing www.idcthailand.com is undergoing a complete redesign and update. As a result some of the information may be currently slightly out of date.