Chattahoochee Scuba
Instructing Specialties:

If you are an Open Water Scuba Instructor and are interested in different diving topics, such as underwater photography or diving on wrecks, consider taking the next step and become a specialty instructor in those areas. Professional Dive Course Financial Assistance is available. Click here for more details.

    We offer a wide selection of Specialty Instructor courses to choose from. Even if you are not yet an expert in the subject we can train you in it and help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills. See the below list for the courses we commonly offer. Be aware some have additional prerequsites to meet before certification which may take time to obtain.
Specialty Instructor- Learn to Teach Specialised Diving Subjects:

Specialty Instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of each specialty course. You can choose from any of the standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with any distinctive specialty courses we offer. These courses allow you to focus your interests and broaden your student's dive knowledge and skills.

Specialty Instructor Courses we Offer:
  • Altitude Diver
  • AWARE Fish ID Diver
  • Blackwater River Diver
  • Boat Diver>
  • Cavern Diver
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Disney Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Full-Facemask Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Self-Reliant Diver
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE Specialist
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Wreck Diver
  • Total course hours: Varies, but about 6-24 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Instructor (some specialties require additional prerequisites)
  • Note: Contact us for specifics as the details vary from course to course.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer- Demonstrated Teaching Ability:

This certification recognizes your dedication as an improving instructor. Once you attain this level, you are able to train an individual from being a non-diver up through Master Scuba Diver. Once you have met the prerequisites, you will be eligible to submit your certification packet to receive this instructor certification. This is not a class, but the result of your hard work and dedication.

  • Total course hours: Varies
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite:
    • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
    • Be certified to teach five PADI Specialty Diver ratings.
    • Have certified 25 PADI divers.