Red Alert Diving conducts Specialty Instructor Programs a la cart at $250 per course plus required materials and equipment. Courses can be conducted over one or two days and can include knowledge development, confined water skill development and open water skill practice.
AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Instructor
The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course allows PADI Instructors and Assistant Instructors to inform divers and non-divers about the plight of the world’s coral reefs. The course describes how coral reefs function and why they are so important. It also reviews why many reefs are in serious trouble and what individuals can do to prevent further decline.
AWARE - Shark Conservation Instructor
The goals of the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course are to inform students of the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies, to educate them about the causes of declining shark populations, to build an understanding of what is missing in current shark fisheries management, to dispel misperceptions that may block them from taking action, and to inspire them to help sharks by taking action. Use the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course to turn your students into informed and passionate shark defenders who take action to protect sharks.
The best way to learn boat diving procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy therefore, expands student diver knowledge about the advantages of boat diving, boat terminology, types of dive boats, basic rules of the road, safety equipment for boat diving, boat diving procedures and etiquette, and the basic guides to boating safety.
The best way to learn Deep Diving procedures and to apply them is by doing it. "is course philosophy, therefore, expands student diver knowledge about deep dive planning and organization, the basics of deep diving, hazards to avoid, deep diving support equipment, and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life they’ll see while deep diving.
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Instructor
Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps student divers develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.
Dive Against Debris Instructor
Every year tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds die from eating or getting tangled up in marine debris - or trash in the ocean. Marine debris also damages habitats, makes coastal areas unattractive to visit and is expensive to remove. As much as seventy percent of the rubbish entering our ocean sinks to the seafloor; only divers have the skills to tackle underwater marine debris.
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
The best way to learn underwater scooter procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy therefore, expands student diver knowledge about choosing the right DPV by looking at types and features, DPV maintenance and transportation, DPV dive planning and safety, and DPV diving procedures.
The philosophy of this course is to focus on a controlled effortless flight underwater by making dives in a current, drifting with the current rather than using various means to move into it. This course shows student divers the benefits, advantages, risks and disadvantages of drift diving. It includes teaching student divers several procedures and techniques used to conduct drift dives, and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life while drift diving.
Dry Suit Instructor
In colder waters, dry suit diving can be the difference between experiencing multiple dives in one day or making one chilly wet suit dive and listening to others tell you about what you’ve missed on the dives you were just too cold to make. The philosophy of this course is to focus on the comfort of diving in a dry suit. This means showing student divers what to consider when planning to dive in a dry suit, choices of dry suit materials, techniques for controlling buoyancy above and underwater, dressing into and out of a dry suit, and maintenance and repair concerns.
Emergency Oxygen Instructor
It is the goal of this course to train all divers (PADI Junior Open Water Divers and above) and those in a position to help divers (boat captains, lifeguards, etc.) in the proper use of emergency oxygen.
Enriched Air Instructor
The best way to learn the procedures for diving enriched air nitrox and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy therefore is to allow students to learn how to plan and organize enriched air dives by doing so in hands-on experiences.
The purpose of the PADI Equipment Specialist course is to familiarize divers with the operation and maintenance of diving equipment.
Fish Identification Instructor
The purpose of the AWARE — Fish Identification Specialty Course is to introduce divers to the most common families and species of fish found in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. The course is designed to emphasize the importance of Project AWARE and involve people personally in the conservation of marine ecosystems.
Full Facemask Instructor
The philosophy of this course is to focus on seeing in the dark things you miss seeing, or that appear differently during daylight dives. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to enjoying diving at night
Oceanreef Integrated Dive Mask Instructor
Oceanreef Underwater Communications Instructor
Oceanreef IDM and Communications Instructor
Project AWARE Instructor
The Project AWARE Specialty course is an introduction to Project AWARE as a global movement for ocean protection. The course focuses and expands on the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet to provide guidance and help individuals make a difference for ocean protection.
Search and Recovery Instructor
Student divers will develop the techniques involved in locating and retrieving lost articles, large and small, within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life. The mechanics of the search are truly an art; while the principles applied to the operation are firmly grounded in science. The best way to learn how to conduct search patterns and to use lifting devices is by doing it.
Self Reliant Instructor
The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving.
Underwater Naturalist Instructor
The PADI Underwater Naturalist course is designed to help student divers to interact with the living underwater world based on objective assessments and observations. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically
Underwater Navigation Instructor
The best way to learn underwater navigation procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy therefore, expands student diver knowledge about environmental clues that help them to navigate, how to use a compass for precision, patterns that aid navigation, navigational instruments and how to interact
responsibly with the aquatic life they’ll see while navigating underwater.
The best way to learn wreck diving procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy therefore, expands student diver knowledge about wreck diving law, hazards to avoid, how to research wrecks, wreck diving equipment, the basics of penetrating a wreck and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life they’ll see while wreck diving.
Red Alert Diving Offers Over 25 Specialty Instructor Programs
More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from your local PADI Course Director. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots of choose from – so get going.
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 – ask your PADI Course Director for details.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods. Plus, you’ll get great ideas for marketing your specialty diver courses.
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