Are you looking 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 the second of two distinct components of PADI's unique 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. Our professional courses at Diveworld are run on a bespoke basis. Each prospective Instructor has different requirements to develop into a rounded professional, our courses reflect this. We teach you not the course.
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
You will work closely with our dedicated pro-team to develop your skills as an instructor and ensure you have all the qualities required to become a successful PADI Professional. This is not about just passing exams, our course will prepare you for you new life as an PADI instructor.
The fun part of instructor training is interacting with other professionals while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.
You’ll begin networking with other professionals and can begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide, or work within your local school. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses with our PADI Course Director, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least:
You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:
You will demonstrate competence at
During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part .
After becoming an 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.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear ( as listed in General Standards & Procedures) of a dive professional. We can help if you do not have the full range of equipment.
We recommend the deluxe PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak, this includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
View the Instructor Examination (IE) Calendar, sign up for the next Diveworld Instructor Development Course(IDC). We run these on an agreed schedule, usually to your timetable of availability.
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
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.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with the DIVEWORLD Pro development team.