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Instructor Development Course



Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, await 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.

What does this course cover?

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 presentations integrating two skills

You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:

  • course orientation
  • dive industry overview
  • general standards and procedures
  • the Role of media and prescriptive teaching
  • legal responsibility and risk management
  • PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver course
  • adaptive teaching
  • the PADI continuing education philosophy
  • business principles for the dive instructor
  • Adventures in Diving program
  • Specialty Diver courses and Master Scuba Diver program
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Divemaster course
  • Diver retention programs
  • How to teach the RDP (instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete)

You will demonstrate competence at:

  • performing all 20 dive skills listed on the skill evaluation
  • performing a face down, nonstop swim for 800 meters using a mask, snorkel and fins

During the course you’ll need to pass a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part.


To participate in the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program, you must:

  • be certified as a PADI Dive master or a PADI Assistant instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or us for qualifying credentials)
  • be certified as an Emergency First Response instructor
  • be minimum 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 participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
  • have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The 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

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