Once you are a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be able to teach all the PADI core courses. But you will want to continue your education and branch out to teach other courses. Not only will this make for a more varied and interesting teaching experience for you, but it will increase your marketability to potential employers and enable you to sell more courses to your students.

Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Ratings are already included free of charge in your IDC, and we often have specials to include at least one more for free.

You can also choose from a wide range of Specialty Instructor ratings including:

  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Wreck
  • Deep
  • Night
  • Oxygen Provider
  • Boat
  • Drift
  • Equipment
  • Multilevel
  • Naturalist
  • Navigation
  • Search and Recovery
  • Sidemount (Rec and Tec)
  • Gas Blender (Nitrox and Trimix)
  • Aware Fish ID
  • PADI Shark Awareness

PADI Dive Instructor Certification

and more...

You can also participate in our MSDT Prep program. You will do 5 Specialty Instructor ratings with us and soon be ready to apply for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, the next level of Instructor rating from PADI.

Short of time/keen to start soon? For anyone who is eager to start on the training, once you have completed your AI, OWSI or IDC, even before you have completed your IE, you are eligible to train for and apply for any non-diving instructor rating and Digital Underwater Photography Instructor.

Once you have your MSDT rating you are able to continue your education and take the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course.