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PADI SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favourite subjects.

PADI Specialty Instructor Courses

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you - that's what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away.

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Cozumel Dive Academy offers our PADI Specialty Instructor courses on demand, year-round. You can complete a specialty instructor course in as little as one day, and you get to choose from the following PADI Specialties:

  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Drift Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air
  • Full Face Mask
  • Night Diver
  • Self Reliant Diver
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Sidemount
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Wreck Diver

The duration of your PADI Specialty Instructor ranges from one to two days, and the cost per specialty varies depending on the course.


  • Be a PADI Instructor or currently participating in an IDC
  • Have at least ten logged dives in the specialty area you wish to teach

You must hold the diver level certification for the following specialty instructor ratings:

  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Self Reliant Diver

You may take the diver level course in conjunction with the instructor course.

The following is included in your Specialty Instructor Course:

  • All required dives. Depending on the specialty, these can be a combination of boat and shore dives.
  • Digital Specialty Instructor manual.

The following is not included in your Specialty Instructor Course:

  • PADI Fees. The PADI fees are $88.00 per Specialty Instructor rating applied for.