PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Teaching people to dive allows you to share your passion for the underwater world. Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.




Open Water Instructor OWSIAre you looking for something extraordinary? Do something others can only dream of and to help people transform their lives? 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.

This program is a minimum of five days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.



Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling


COURSE PRICE & DURATION: £POA / minimum 5 day course
IDC Crewpack £POA

PREREQUISITES: 18 years old; You should be a certified PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor, or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months. Be a certified Emergency First Response Instructor, or take this as part of your Instructor training. You will need to have been certified as a diver for at least six months and have 60 logged dives, these dives need to include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You will need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams. Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement. Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving


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