PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Do you have a passion for scuba diving, travelling, tropical islands and having your office floor covered in sand? If you enjoy being around people and teaching what you love to those who love it too, then become a PADI Instructor! Our PADI Instructor Development Course is comprised of two separate sections; the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program which takes place over 8 days.
As an EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, the first two days of your Instructor Development Course will be utilized to complete your EFR Instructor training. You will learn to teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines and learn how to present course content while encouraging student self-discovery. Developing your coaching skills to create positive learning environments all the while expanding your knowledge on how to structure and organize EFR courses; learning how to manage effective scenario-based learning experiences to evaluate student understanding and skill mastery.
With PADI being the most widely recognised Diving Association in the world, certifying more than 70% of the world’s divers, PADI Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world. Whether you want to teach at your local dive school or around the globe on tropical islands and faraway destinations, becoming a PADI Instructor opens up windows of opportunities for you to make a career that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others, transforming their lives for the better, all the while enriching yours.
Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. There is nothing more rewarding than taking someone for their first breath underwater and watching that passion light up in their eyes forever.
A PADI Divemaster [or equivalent] who has been a certified diver for six months may enrol in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:
- At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care [CPR and First Aid] training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months stating that you are in good physical health for scuba diving.
- An Emergency First Response Instructor [this rating you can during your instructor training].
- Full set of your own diving equipment.
The IDC teaches you how to conduct all PADI core courses: understanding how to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. The key topics involved in your Instructor Development Course 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 Counselling
For international divers visiting us from overseas, we can arrange accommodation during the period of your Instructor Internship. For more information on our Instructor Development Course please contact us.