Are you looking for something extraordinary? Would you like to do something others can only dream of? Like to help people transform their lives? Open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this and more await you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).
This combination helps you go even further in the dive industry by becoming a Master Scuba Diving Trainer (MSDT) and EFR instructor all at once!
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course followed by the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.
The challenging part of the IDC is your personal commitment to the training. The IDC requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations daily.
Organization and dedication are key. During the IDC, you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least:
– Two confined water teaching presentations
– Two knowledge development presentations
– One open-water teaching presentation integrating two skills
– Performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation
– Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 meters using a mask, snorkel and fins
During the IDC course, you’ll need to demonstrate competency in dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam, scoring 75% on each part. You will also attend and participate in the 14 curriculum presentations.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY CERTIFICATION?
After becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI), you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from PADI Discover Scuba Diving up to PADI Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire Speciality Instructor ratings in your areas of interest for your MDST.
To participate in the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC):
Certified as a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent) or a PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months.
At least 18 years old
Be certified as a diver for at least six months
Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving
To take the Instructor Exam (IE):
Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. (The PADI Emergency First Response course meets this requirement.)
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
You may take the IE prior to having at least 100 logged dives, but you will not gain teaching status until you present your logbook to PADI showing at least 100 dives.
Instructor, land transport to dive sites
Manuals, logbook, materials, PADI fees for certification, examination equipmentPADI Membership Fees
- PADI IDC Crew Pack (Not included in course price)
- PADI EFRI Crewpack (Not included in course price)