Open Water Scuba Instructor



The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor programme is your final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the Instructor Development Course, you’ll learn to use and adapt the PADI system of diver education to individual student needs through comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programmes from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.



What do I need to start?

PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor with another training organisation for at least 6 months.
Hold a dive certification for at least 6 months
Have 100 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
Medical clearance signed by a GP

What 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.

How long will it take?

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) takes 9 days 2 days of examinations.



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