PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course

MSDT • PADI Specialty Instructor course, Koh Tao, Thailand

Course Price: 3,000 THB

We all know diving deeper sounds exciting to our student scuba divers. Just like yourself, divers are curious about mysterious things that may lurk in the deep. Maybe they want to visit a ship wreck lying at depth?

There are many reasons why divers may want to journey deeper than they have dived before and as a PADI Deep Diver specialty instructor you will be able to teach the skills, knowledge and techniques to enable your students to conduct safe no decompression dives right down to the recreational dive limit of 40m.

As a deep specialty instructor you will be able to teach your students how to plan their deep dives, manage their air and Nitrogen Narcosis at depth as well as use specialised deep diving equipment.

Deep diving around Koh Tao

One of the biggest reasons for taking the PADI Deep Diver speciality is being able to access dive sites you would not be able to without it. Koh Tao boasts a great selection of suitable deep diving sites, ideal to conduct Deep diver training on, go deep and explore, as well as boasting a fantastic array of marine life. With dive sites such as Chumphon pinnacle, Southwest, Green Rock and Sail Rock, you will teach your students how to access new and exciting areas of the dive sites. Get ready for a totally new experience!

Who can enrol on the PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course?

A renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

Note: IDC/OWSI candidates may participate in the PADI Deep Specialty Instructor training course but may only apply for Specialty Instructor certification after passing an IE.

Deep Specialty Instructors must have a minimum 10 deep dives prior to certification. This is a course exit requirement and the dives may be completed following the instructor training course.

What will you learn?

You’ll participate in the following sessions:

  • Present and be evaluated on a prescriptive presentation from the Deep Specialty knowledge review
  • PADI Deep Specialty standards, procedures and the curriculum
  • How to organise and conduct the PADI Deep Specialty course
  • Open Water training sessions – where you will learn how to demonstrate, execute and evaluate the student level skills from the PADI Deep Specialty course.

You will complete the open water training dives on one of the several local dive sites suitable for this training.

As a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor you are certified to independently teach the PADI Deep Specialty Course

Course Price: 3,000 THB

PADI Materials:

Please bring the following materials with your PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual. You received these as part of the IDC Crew Pack during your IDC.

In addition you will need a copy of the PADI Instructor Manual. As of 2010, the Instructor manual is available as a free download for all PADI Members that are renewed from

Course Price: 3,000 THB

2018 PADI Fees  

PADI Deep Specialty Instructor Application fee: A$101

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