The PADI Specialty Instructor Program is designed to allow you to feel confident and comfortable conducting PADI Specialty Programs.
Specialty courses offer you as an instructor the ability to cater to the needs and desires of your clients. Plus, you reduce your liability and further your enjoyment of diving by being able to focus on the aspects of diving you are passionate about. The course allows you to begin teaching specialties without having to teach twenty five students. These certifications can then count toward your certification requirements for Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Most importantly, you will develop the experience and confidence to be able to conduct a wide range of specialties.
* Does not includes any transportation or Catalina Weekend (Express, Hotel, Boat, Parking) or Summer Camp Weekend, personal expenses, rental gear, etc.
Suggest dates when you are available and add information in order notes.
Package Options: + Add MSDT, Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, save $249; includes 6 PADI Specialties**, your tuition for training dives, 6 PADI Specialty Instructor application fees ($510) and PADI MSDT application fee ($110)
MSDT Package of Specialties include any 6 of the following standard PADI Specialties:
Deep (2 dives)
Digital Underwater Imaging
Full Face Mask - rental masks available, one pool/confined water session included
Drysuit - includes one pool session, rental drysuits available, sizes limited
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Boat (boat fee not included)
Drift (condition and location dependent)
EANx, - no dives included & you must already have the diver level EANx Specialty certification
Search & Recovery (2 dives)
Dive Against Debris
(Other Instructor Specialties: Wreck Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, all DAN Pro levels, Public Safety Diver and Distinctive Specialties are available at an additional fee with MSDT package.)
Distinctive Specialties are: Abalone Diver, Kelp Diver and Pirate Diver and each purchase includes one perpetual license to that Instructor for the slideware (PowerPoint/google slides/adobe pdf), and instructor outline.
*Specialty Instructor Candidates are expected to own their own SCUBA Gear; otherwise, gear rental is 50% off (Wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, tank, weights, instruments, hood & dive computer, compass & other items as needed camera, dry suit, etc.) Sizes maybe limited and rental gear is not included; travel, personal and facility expenses not included when outside the published schedule.
Pre-requisite: PADI (OWSI) Instructor, PADI medical release and other dive releases as applicable.
Note: our dates usually coincide with our IDC dates to conduct realistic multi-level training with students and candidates.
Jan 7-29 and March 4-26, comprised of (4) two-day weekend's only schedule
Does not include room & board and ferry transportation while at Catalina or in Malibu
Other schedules are on demand and conducted in Malibu, CA.
Want to join the best dive team? Training that counts, opens doors!
Anyone interested in becoming a CPR & First Aid Instructor or is planning on becoming a PADI Instructors needs this Course.
Why become an Instructor in EFR?
The reasons for becoming an instructor are as diverse as people who do it. Here's a few reasons why for you:
Giving back to your local community and society as a whole. There's nothing like teaching someone who then saves a life or helps someone with emergency care.
Experience interacting with people and see them achieve a new sense of accomplishment and confidence in emergency management and life saving skills.
Enjoy learning new things and get better at your own level of competency every time you share what you know.
Impact a person's life. Spending time with others, you change people's lives. They will look at the world differently through their educational journey.
Develop a new business or side-line to supplement your income. CPR, AED and First Aid are continuously needed skills and education.
and there are many, many more.
The Emergency First Response Instructor Course will provide you with the training necessary for you to teach four courses.
- Primary Care (CPR),
- Secondary Care (First Aid),
- CPR & AED,
- Care for Children.
Are you current in CPR & First Aid training in the last 24 months? If not, we highly recommend that you also do EFR provider-level training that can be integrated into Instructor training at the same time and you will get a current EFR cert card, too.
We also will spend a time going over a marketing program for how you intend to use it. You will have the skills and know-how and be ready to offer the course.
You will be ready to teach right after your course. We provide you with an exceptional program, so you can be an exceptional instructor. You're encouraged to team teach your first program.
Includes your EFR Instructor crew-pak, all of your training and your PADI application fees.
Prerequisites: To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months (or do a refresher) or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic or Registered Nurse.
The PADI Divemaster Program is your first step in becoming a PADI professional. Malibu Divers Divemaster (DM) program is based on your needs, schedule, availability and customized to your interests. It is jump started with an in depth review of your dive history, program goals, desired results and career plan development. Throughout the training, your progress will be carefully monitored and checked against the plan.
Pick the start date for your program - you decide your schedule to start! Add to cart now and pick one of the available options.
Our Divemaster Package $1,829*, price $1659 save over $100 - Includes tuition & (2) eLearning – DiveMaster, Dive Theory (used in IDC, too) - Includes DiveMaster Crew-Pak and Instructor Manual, w/Nylon Binder, Digital^ - Includes DiveMaster PADI application fee
* Does not includes transportation or Catalina Weekend (Express, Hotel, Boat) or Camp Weekend, personal expenses, rental gear, etc.
Not ready for the full package and want to get started on your eLearning programs? Choose Divemaster eLearning first and then Dive Theory eLearning next!
Pre-requisite: PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, proof of 40 logged dives, 18 years or older, PADI medical release signed by physician and current EFR (or CPR) certification.
* Divemaster Candidates are expected to own their own SCUBA Gear; otherwise, gear rental is 50% off (Wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, tank, weights, instruments, hood & dive computer, compass & other items as needed camera, dry suit, etc.)
^Divemaster Digital Crew-Pak- theCrewpak contains the core course curriculum and required assessments along with references and resources to help candidates prepare for the practical application portion of their courses, including:
Divemaster eLearning – Content from theDivemaster Manualin a dynamic, interactive environment integrated with theDivemaster Video
All assessments (Knowledge Reviews, final exam and eRecord)
Skill demonstration videos
eRDPmlwith Instructions for Use
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving(electronic)
Instructor Application, Certificate of Completion, Candidate Info & Training Record Form,
PADI IDC & IE PADI application fees ($1095)- we pay your PADI fees!
* Does not includes any transportation or Catalina Weekend (Express, Hotel, Boat) or Boat dives (or hotel or ferry during your IE) unless indicated below, personal expenses, rental gear, etc.
2023 IDC's -IE’s Rancho Santa Margarita RSM, Instructor Development Course (or 4 weekends) PADI Instructor Examinations
Jan 27-Feb 2 (Jan 7 - 29) Feb 4-5 RSM (Mar 4-5 SLC)
March 24-30 (Mar 4-26)Apr 1-2 RSM (May 13-14 M)
May 26-June 1 (Housing & Meals option)June 3-4 RSM July 28-Aug 3 Aug 5-6 RSM (Sep 16-17 SLC) Sep 29-Oct5Oct 7-8 RSM (Nov 4-5 AZ) Dec 1-7 Dec 9-10 RSM (Jan 27-28 SLC)
Not included (unless you choose that option) are room & board, meals and ferry or boat transportation while training, and all other training takes place in Malibu, California. If you need help with accommodations while in Malibu, let us know and we can likely make suggestions or recommendations.
Note: EFR Instructor Program is typically scheduled one day before IDC or privately on demand. Note: dates may changed for a number of reasons. EFR Instructor dates are: Jan 26, Mar 23, May 25, Jul 27, Sep 28, Nov 30 (Thanksgiving, Nov 23)
Dates are subject to change based on PADI dates, weather, and enrollments.
Other IDC, EFR Inst. and MSDT schedules are on demand and conducted in Malibu, CA.
Package Options: additional savings up to $349 on training and more! + Malibu housing (7 nights) & 3 Meals - May 2023 program only $1050 (double occup); single occ $1495 + Add EFR Instructor, save over $100; includes your educational materials, training and PADI EFR Instructor application fee ($135). + Add MSDT, Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, save over $249; includes 6 PADI Specialties**, your tuition for training dives, 6 PADI Specialty Instructor application fees ($510) and PADI MSDT application fee ($110) + Add EFR Instructor & MSDT, save over $349
* Instructor Candidates are expected to own their own SCUBA Gear; otherwise, gear rental is 50% off (Wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, tank, weights, instruments, hood & dive computer, compass & other items as needed camera, dry suit, etc.)
** MSDT Specialties can include any of the 6 of the standard PADI Specialties (NAV, DEEP, DUI, FFM, NIGHT, DRYSUIT, SHARK, BOAT, DRIFT, EANx, FISH ID, S&R, NAT). Sizes maybe limited and rental gear are not included; travel, personal, instructor outlines and facility expenses not included when outside the published schedule. Distinctive Specialties (KELP, ABALONE, PIRATE) and others (WRECK, FREEDIVER, etc) are available at an additional fee.
Pre-requisite: PADI Divemaster or other Agency (NAUI, SSI, etc.) equivalent, proof of 100 logged dives, 18 years or older, PADI medical release signed by physician and current EFR (or CPR) certification. EFR Instructor is required to earn Instructor credential.
People who dive as a part of their job or volunteer duties often need first-aid training to manage unique situations that may occur. DAN's Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium and scientific divers, providing first-aid knowledge and skills specific to these work environments. It also provides rescue management skills for dive masters and dive instructors.
DFA Pro is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP courses. It meets 2015 U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace CPR and first aid.
You will learn about:
Anatomy, physiology, bloodborne pathogens
Decompression Illness and Oxygen First Aid
Response, assessment, and medical emergency management
You will develop the following skills:
Scene safety assessment
Initial and secondary assessments
One- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants
Automated external defibrillator (AED) use
Obstructed airway management
Oxygen first aid administration
Wound management and bandage and splint application
Control of external bleeding
Pressure immobilization technique
Severe allergic reaction management
Two days for the class session ~12-16 hours is conducted in the classroom at Malibu Divers. Saturday (10-6 pm); Sunday (10-4 pm)
We will schedule this program at a mutually convenient time. Please request your dates in advance and put in the notes field.
Includes DAN online, and in person training and certification card.