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The best Instructors always have the skills and knowledge to cater to all of their divers needs, wishes and interests.  One of the most effective ways to keep your divers happy, and coming back to dive with and learn from you, is to be able to offer them a range of courses to suit their interests.

PADI Specialty Courses


All entry-level PADI Instructors can teach the core courses (OW, AOW, RD & DM), as well as a few standard specialties, however what allows certain Instructors to stand out from the crowd is their ability to offer more!

The PADI system offers a wide range of Specialty Diver courses, ranging from ways to increase your knowledge of the underwater world, such as Underwater Naturalist, through to courses designed to give you the skills for more advanced forms of Scuba Diving, such as the Wreck Diver course.

At, we can offer Instructor-level training in the following PADI Specialty Diver courses.

Please note: hyperlinks open up the relevant pages on the website of our Melbourne, Australia training location, Aquatic Adventures

  • Boat Diver

  • Deep Diver

  • Digital Underwater Photographer

  • Dive Against Debris Diver

  • Drift Diver

  • Dry Suit Diver

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider

  • Enriched Air Diver

  • Night Diver

  • Self-reliant Diver

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Navigator

  • Wreck Diver

GoProCymn_0075.jpg Specialty Instructor course prices vary depending on the course in question:

from $150 to $450/person


We run all Specialty Instructor training alongside the relevant specialty diver courses.  If the relevant specialty diver course is not running within the time-frame you are working to, then specially scheduled Instructor-level courses can be arranged, though there may be a surcharge involved.  Alternatively, you can join our Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Preparation program, which is scheduled regularly.

Pre-requisites for Specialty Instructor courses:

  • Current, in-teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating is required to complete a Specialty Instructor course

  • Enrollment can be done alongside an Instructor Development Course,

  • A full set of your own personal Scuba Diving equipment (including items specifically required for teaching specific specialties) is required to join a Specialty Instructor course.  If you do not own a full set of equipment, contact us to find out options and offers available to help you get the missing items and start your course.  You can find details on the equipment you are required to have in your PADI Instructor Manual.

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