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If you are already qualified as a PADI Assistant Instructor you will need to complete the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course.

If you are qualified as a PADI Divemaster you will need to complete the Instructor Development Course. Click here.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

What is it?

The Open Water Scuba Instructor course is the next step for Assistant Instructors who wish to upgrade their qualification to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. It is also the course required for Instructors from other training organisations to complete if they wish to become a PADI Instructor. On completion of the OWSI Course you must attend an Instructor Exam run by PADI.

Who can take part?

In order to enrol on the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course you must:

  • Hold a Dive Leader certification — PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Have medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
  • Have been a certified diver for a minimum of six months.
  • Have an EFR Primary and Secondary Care qualification (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
  • Be a PADI Assistant Instructor or have been a current instructor member in good standing with a recognized recreational diver training organization for at least 6 months.

What does the course involve?

  • Complete all independent learning sections online through PADI eLearning
  • Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site.
  • Complete five waterskills exercises.
  • Complete a diver rescue assessment.
  • Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment.
  • Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:
    • Course Orientation
    • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
    • Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 3
    • 4 Es Counseling Workshop 2
    • Confined Water Teaching Presentation 3 and 4 and Skills Demonstrations Workshop
    • Open Water Teaching Presentation 2 and Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
    • General Standards and Procedures
    • Open Water Diver Course
    • Adventures in Diving Program
    • Adventure Dive Workshop
    • Rescue Diver Course
    • Rescue Exercise Workshop
    • Divemaster Course
    • Risk Management
  • Present one knowledge development teaching presentations, gaining a passing score
  • Present two confined water teaching presentations, gaining a passing score on at least one.
  • Present one integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, gaining a passing score for each skill.
  • Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation
  • Complete the five Dive Theory Exams
  • Perform a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres using a mask, snorkel and fins

How long will it take?

Candidates must complete the Instructor Development e-learning modules prior to the start of the course. This is equivalent to about two days study. The course will then take approximately 3 to 4 days (or equivalent time in training sessions), but additional time may be required if passing scores are not achieved and more practice is required.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. See the course calendar for our next course dates, or contact us at the shop. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit with the balance due at the start of the course. You will also need to complete the e-learning requirements and get the course materials prior to commencing the course.

You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking form and send it to us with your payment or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).

If you are thinking about enrolling on the OWSI course we would recommend that you call into the shop and have a chat with one of our instructors to find out more.

Course Prices

Course Cost
OWSI Course £395
IDC Crewpack £583

IDC Crewpack includes PADI Guide to Teaching, OW cue cards, Confined Water cue cards, Adventures In Diving cue cards, Rescue Diver cue cards, Open Water Lesson Planning slate, Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate, PADI Professional Reference Collection DVD-ROM, Specialty Instructor Manual (CD-ROM), Business of Diving DVD, Open Water, Rescue Diver & Divemaster exams, backpack

Course fees include all tuition. Instructor candidates are required to have their own dive equipment. . Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included. In order to complete the e-learning part of this course there is a registration fee paid direct to PADI (currently £237 + vat). On completion of this course you will need to attend an Instructor Exam run by PADI to gain your Open Water Scuba Instructor Qualification. There is a fee direct to PADI for attending the Instructor Exam. To become an Open Water Scuba Instructor you must be qualified as an Emergency First Response Instructor.


PADI Instructor Development Course

What is it?

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. To become a PADI Instructor you must first complete the Instructor Development Course and then attend an Instructor Exam run by PADI.

Who can take part?

In order to enrol on the PADI Instructor Development course you must:

  • Hold a Dive Leader certification — PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Have medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
  • Have been a certified diver for a minimum of six months.
  • Have an EFR Primary and Secondary Care qualification (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.

What does the course involve?

  • Complete all independent learning sections online through PADI eLearning
  • Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:
    • Course Orientation
    • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
    • Teaching in Confined Water
    • 4 Es Counseling Workshop 1 and 2
    • Skills Demonstrations Workshop
    • Conducting Open Water Dives
    • Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
    • General Standards and Procedures
    • Open Water Diver Course
    • Adventures in Diving Program
    • Adventure Dive Workshop
    • Rescue Diver Course
    • Rescue Exercise Workshop
    • Divemaster Course
    • Risk Management
  • Present three knowledge development teaching presentations, gaining a passing score on at least two
  • Present four confined water teaching presentations, gaining a passing score on at least two.
  • Present two integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, gaining a passing score on at least one integrated presentation.
  • Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation
  • Complete the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam
  • Complete the five Dive Theory Exams
  • Perform a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres using a mask, snorkel and fins

How long will it take?

Candidates must complete the Instructor Development e-learning modules prior to the start of the course. This is equivalent to about two days study. The course will then take approximately 5 to 6 days (or equivalent time in training sessions), but additional time may be required if passing scores are not achieved and more practice is required.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. See the course calendar for our next course dates, or contact us at the shop. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit with the balance due at the start of the course. You will also need to complete the e-learning requirements and get the course materials prior to commencing the course.

You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking form and send it to us with your payment or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).

If you are thinking about enrolling on the Instructor Development course we would recommend that you call into the shop and have a chat with one of our instructors to find out more.

Course Prices

Course Cost
Instructor Development Course £649
IDC Crewpack £583

IDC Crewpack includes PADI Guide to Teaching, OW cue cards, Confined Water cue cards, Adventures In Diving cue cards, Rescue Diver cue cards, Open Water Lesson Planning slate, Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate, PADI Professional Reference Collection DVD-ROM, Specialty Instructor Manual (CD-ROM), Business of Diving DVD, Open Water, Rescue Diver & Divemaster exams, backpack

Course fees include all tuition. Instructor candidates are required to have their own dive equipment. . Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included. In order to complete the e-learning part of this course there is a registration fee paid direct to PADI. On completion of this course you will need to attend an Instructor Exam run by PADI to gain your Open Water Scuba Instructor Qualification. There is a fee direct to PADI for attending the Instructor Exam. To become an Open Water Scuba Instructor you must be qualified as an Emergency First Response Instructor.

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