Become one of the few elite scuba divers and help people transform their lives?
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.
You will be trained in the following curriculum topics:
To qualify you will demonstrate competence at
During the course, you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education, by presenting at least
Finally, you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part .
After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signalling devices —one audible and one visual.
The PADI Instructor Development Course crew pack includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The pack includes:
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.
You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.
Once you get the instructor bug, you will want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach beyond the core courses. For example, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and specialty instructor courses complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Galaxsea Divers Team members.