Are you a PADI Assistant Instructor ready to take the next step? Do you love teaching? Dive instruction is fun and satisfying. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you can transforms people’s lives by helping them live their dreams. It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
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 introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
Here’s What You Learn
During the IDC you will be learn in a low stress environment. We emphasize learning how to teach in the real world, not just passing the Instructor Exam. As a PADI Instructor candidate you'll also learn about business principles, teaching children, risk management, and other important topics relevant for the dive professional. You will learn to teach all the core PADI Courses (PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster). Additionally you will learn how to and be qualified to teach some PADI Specialties (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Aware Coral Reef Conservation and Project Aware) and other PADI Programs such as Discover Scuba Diving (DSD). We have also added more value to your IDC with additional workshops to help sharpen you diving skills.
• Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
• Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
• Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
• Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
• Want a fun and exciting career!
NOTE: To pass the IE and become an Open Water Scuba Instructor you must have logged 100 dives.
OWSI / IDC Schedule
Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course is held during Instructor Development Courses