Open Water Scuba Instructor
Are you looking for something extraordinary?
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Are you looking to do something others only dream about? Would you love to help people transform their life and open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
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.
The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
The Fun Part
It’s about life transformations—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
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. Organization and dedication are key.
What You Learn
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least
You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:
You will demonstrate competence at
During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring no less than 75% on each part .
What You Can Teach
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.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
What You Need
GEAR: You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual.
MATERIALS: The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. You will also want to be sure to view the Instructor Examination (IE) Calendar for upcoming exam dates. Your 23-item crewpack includes:
PREREQUISITES: To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
Continue your professional training by completing courses which complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and allow you to teach beyond the core courses, adding to your professional portfolio, for example:
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