The PADI Open Water
Scuba Instructor program is your final step in the quest to become a PADI
Instructor. During the IDC, you'll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of
diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported
by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earns PADI Instructors respect
from both students and peers. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a
broad range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI
Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs - from Discover Scuba
PADI Instructors do things others can only daydream about.
If you want to live an extraordinary life, you're in the right place.
What do I need to start?
• PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing
with another training organization for at least six months ( check with a PADI
Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials.)
• Hold a dive certification for at least six months
• Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
• Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
• Medical clearance signed by a physician
will I do?
• Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
• Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
• Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
• Have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering a PADI Instructor Exam
long will it take?
• Our Full IDC Course is normally 10 days, The OWSI portion only is 5 days.