Open Water Scuba Instructor
Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and take the next step turning your passion into a career.
As an OWSI you will be able to teach a wide array of classes from Discover Scuba all the way through the PADI Divemaster course, and be able to lead certified divers on tours of your local reefs. This means that you will have the ability to show anyone the wonders of the world's oceans through the Discover Scuba Diving Course, as well as beginning a scuba divers adventure into the underwater world with the Open Water Course. Teaching others about the world of scuba diving allows you to relive the first moments when you fell in love with the ocean and all it holds.
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course is the next step in your professional training after the Divemaster course.
Through the OWSI program, you will learn many new tips and tricks that will allow you to become a better diver and allow you to teach your future students to experience and appreciate the amazing creatures you see while diving in the ocean.
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is an 10-day class designed to prepare qualified candidates to become PADI Instructors.
As an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will not only be able to lead certified divers on tours of your local reefs, but will also be able to teach a wide array of classes from Discover Scuba all the way through the PADI Divemaster course.
Over the 10 days we focus on getting you ready for your Instructor Examination which covers Confined Water Teaching, Open Water Teaching, Academic Teaching, PADI Standards and Procedures, and Academic topics such as Physics, Physiology, Equipment, and more.
Learn How to Pass Along Your Knowledge to Your Future Students
Throughout the Instructor Development Course you will learn a set of skills to better allow you to teach your future students according to PADI standards with confidence.
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
PADI OWSI Requirements:
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 last 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Emergency First Response Instructor (which may be completed during the instructor training)
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