PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

Are you a PADI Assistant Instructor or a certified scuba instructor with another organisation that wants to become one of the most sought-after instructors in the world? Then sign up for our PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course.

The “second part” of the IDC takes the knowledge and skills already gained in the Assistant Course (or from another organisation) and adds to them — developing you into an all-round competent PADI Instructor.

This course includes a series of in-water and knowledge development workshops, as well as staff led presentations, leaving you with the capabilities to teach in real life — and not only pass the end exam.

In order to prepare for the OWSI course, you will need to complete portions of the IDC eLearning  that you haven’t already completed for the PADI Assistant Instructor Course. If you are crossing over from another scuba organisation, you will need to purchase the IDC Crewpak and other assessments may be required (please email us for the most up-to-date information).

The final step in the PADI OWSI Course is a counselling session between you and your PADI Course Director  — where together you will determine your readiness to attend the PADI Instructor Exams.

In order to be able to teach after the PADI Instructor Exam, you’ll need to be a certified Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care Instructor (or equivalent). This course may be completed prior to the PADI OWSI Course — or after, if your schedule does not allow. However, you will not be placed into teaching status until this certification is achieved.  

One key point that you will learn in the PADI IDC is the benefit of your students continuing their education and just because you have qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, there is no need to stop learning. We offer a whole range of PADI Instructor Speciality Courses that can help you teach more of what you love — and count towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) instructor certification.