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Do you want to share your passion for Scuba Diving with others? Become an Open Water Scuba Instructor today!

 

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme 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 programme.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this programme you expand your dive knowledge and develop your skills to the professional level. The OWSI programme 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. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you’ll make life long friendships. It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you. The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.

 


Course Booking Instructions 

 

Step 1: Duration and Scheduling. 

Call in store to enquire further about scheduling options and how we can make this course work for you!

 


 Step 2: Make sure you meet all the requirements

  • 18 years of age by the completion of the course.
  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with us for qualifying credentials.)
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor or Medic First Aid Instructor
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll 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
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Cold water experience or a Pre-assesment: If you have never dived in cold water before it is nescessary to complete a Pre-assesment in our pool prior to getting into the water for any further training. Because we dive in temporate waters our equipment is slightly different to that used in warmer waters and it is vital that we introduce you to this in a pool environment before training begins.

 


 Step 3: Make sure you have the right equipment

Required:

  • Gloves and boots
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Safety Sausage
  • Pocket Mask
  • Slate and Pencil

Recommended: 

  • Scuba Equipment
  • Semi-dry, wetsuit or drysuit
  • Mask, snorkel and fins
  • Torch

 


To sign up for this programme or find out more information, contact us in store, or check out the more information tab below. 

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