Instructor Development Course

Join Us for the next Instructor Development Course

18th-30th November 2019

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program

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 (AI) course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

Our Instructor Development course runs over the course of two weeks. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. You will then participate in a 2-day Instructor Examination conducted by PADI examiners, to certify you as an OWSI.

The Fun Part

It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro dive jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties 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
• One knowledge development presentations
• One open water teaching presentations integrating two skills

You will attend and participate in the following 19 curriculum presentations:
a. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
b. General Standards and Procedures
c. Risk Management
d. Marketing Diving
e. Start Diving
f. Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
g. Business of Diving
h. Keep Diving
i. How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)

Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:

a. Course Orientation
b. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
• Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 3
• 4 Es Counseling Workshop 2
c. Confined Water Teaching Presentation 3 and 4 and Skills Demonstrations Workshop
d. Open Water Teaching Presentation 2 and Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
e. General Standards and Procedures
f. Open Water Diver Course
g. Advanced Open Water Diver Program
• Adventure Dive Workshop
h. Rescue Diver Course
• Rescue Exercise Workshop
i. Divemaster Course
j. Risk Management
• Duty of Care Workshop (optional)
You will demonstrate competence at
• performing all 24 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.

What You Can Teach

After becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signalling devices —one audible and one visual.
Check with our Oceanic Quest shop to purchase equipment needed for the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
• PADI’s Guide to Teaching
• Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster)
• Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
• Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
• Specialty Course Instructor Manual Prerequisites
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
• Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or instructor member in good standing (eligible to renew) with recognized recreational diver training organization* for at least six months (Contact Us for questions on eligibility)
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have medical clearance to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
• Be certified as a diver for at least six months
• Have completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months
• If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment
• Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level

Your Next Adventure:

You’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach beyond the core courses. For example, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and specialty instructor courses complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio.

Join Us for the next Instructor Development Course

18th-30th November 2019