Are you a PADI Instructor looking for new opportunities to share your love for the underwater world? Or maybe you’re just starting to think about becoming a PADI Specialty Instructor and are eager to learn from the best. Either way, you’re in the right place!

At Sugar Land Dive Center, we offer specialty instructor courses to help you expand your horizons and become an even more versatile and confident diving professional. Our courses are taught by our Platinum Course Director, Phillip Hetherington, and his experienced team of PADI IDC Staff Instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with you.

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Whether you want to be a PADI Specialty Instructor in underwater photography, videography, deep diving or sidemount, we have a course for you.  With over 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from – so let’s get started!

What Will I LearnConducting a rigging workshop during a sidemount specialty instructor course

During your course, you will learn new techniques to add to your experience in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods. Plus, we’ll provide you with hands-on experience and personalized feedback to help you excel in your field.

All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.

PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements.


So what are you waiting for? Join us at Sugar Land Dive Center and take your diving career to the next level! With our specialty instructor courses, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become the best diving instructor you can be.