PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program

Course Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Must be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent
  • Must have medical clearance signed by a physician
  • Must have 100 logged dives
  • Must be a certified diver for at least 12 months
  • Must be an EFR Instructor
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude and want to have FUN!

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course Topics:

Over a minimum of five days, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. 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

Diving Equipment Needed:

You will need all of your own equipment, which includes mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, wetsuit with hood, BCD, regulator with alternate air source and computer, cylinder, weight belt with weights. Rental of this equipment is NOT included in your course fees!

You will need to purchase the following to complete your class:

  • PADI IDC Training Package
  • PADI Dive Theory Online
  • PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • eRDPml and RDP Table
  • Professional Logbook

Course Scheduling:

  • Orientation: Two hours of course logistics, paperwork, scheduling and equipment fitting
  • Classroom: Four classroom sessions of 4 hours each, to help you develop PADI teaching presentations, increase your diving knowledge and dive theory
  • Pool: Four pool sessions of 4 hours each, consisting of developing your confined water and rescue skills to teaching level, as well as presenting your PADI confined water presentations
  • Open Water Dives: One day at the open water, where you will give your PADI presentations

Your Instructor will sit down and design a schedule to assist you with completing your program.

Course Extras

We also offer you a copy of our book “Effective Scuba Leadership: PADI IDC Workbook”.

Course Fees:

Select your personal learning method:

OWSI Course Only Fee: $1200.00, plus materials
The above price includes the following:

  • Store Fees: $200.00
  • Instructor Fees: (paid directly to the instructor): $1000.00

OWSI & EFR Instructor Courses Fee: $1550.00, plus materials
The above price includes the following:

  • Store Fees: $200.00
  • Instructor Fees: (paid directly to the instructor): $1350.00

The above prices DOES NOT include:

  • IDC Training package – See Current PADI Price List
  • EFR Instructor Training package – See Current PADI Price List
  • PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook – See Current PADI Price List
  • PADI Dive Theory Online – See Current PADI Price List
  • Current PADI materials – depends on items needed;
  • PADI IDC and EFR Instructor Processing Fees – See Current PADI Price List

We are looking forward to assisting you with your professional diving career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

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