Self-Reliant Instructor Course

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Are you interested in teaching diving students about how to become better buddy, or how to be independent under the waves? Total Diving offers the PADI Self-Reliant Instructor Specialty course.
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Becoming a PADI Self-Reliant Instructor means showing recreational divers the pleasure of being an independent diver. Your personal skills definitely should be mastered in order to show students how to improve themselves. This PADI Specialty Course counts towards your Master Scuba Diver Trainer recognition.

The Course

In this course, you’ll teach students how to assess potential risks, how to effectively use redundant equipment and necessary back-up gear, and much more. By becoming more proficient in calculating gas consumption rates, independence, and presentation techniques, you’ll be able to certify strong divers. PADI also includes a variety of different teaching techniques and marketing skills to make you a better professional.


PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are able to take this course. Some OWSI/IDC candidates may participate in this training, but can only apply for their certification after passing an IE. You must also have completed your PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course, or an equivalent Instructors looking to take this course must have logged some self-reliant dives, and a minimum of 10 dives must be completed as course exit requirement.

Getting Started with Total Diving

Let us help you ease into the water for your next PADI Instructor Specialty course. The Drift Diver course is a great way to become a better instructor. Stop by Total Diving to meet with one of our Course Directors to discuss your plan of action! Whether you’re ready to get your MSDT recognition, or if you’re just interested in getting more experience under your belt, this certification is a great way to continue your education.

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