Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC) — the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you. The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes. You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in speciality instructor courses, which train you to teach specialities after instructor certification.
What you learn:
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least :
- Two confined water teaching presentations
- Two knowledge development presentations
- One open water teaching presentations integrating two skills
You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations :
- Course Orientation
- Dive Industry Overview
- General Standards and Procedures
- The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
- Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
- PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
- Adaptive Teaching
- The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
- Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
- Adventures in Diving Program
- Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
- Rescue Diver Course
- Divemaster Course
- Diver Retention Programs
- How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete)
- You will demonstrate competence at :
- Performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation
- Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins
During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part.
To find out more information or if you are already a PADI Open Water Instructor and want to continue to climb the ladder just contact us.
£400 plus materials.
To book on this course you must be PADI Assistant Instructor (or equivalent) who is at least 18 years old. Be in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water. See our medical form here
Have an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months and be an EFR instructor. Be certified as a diver for at least six months with 60 varied logged dives.
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months. If you need to get in touch with a doctor then see our dive Doctors list below. They will be more than happy to help.