PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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PADI Open Water Instructor and The IDC

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If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs?

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI Crossover program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.


  • Be a Certified Divemaster for over 6 months

  • Emergency First Response and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

  • Emergency First Response and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) Instructor (which can be earned concurrently with the course

  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months


Start Over the course of five to seven days, the IDC teaches you how to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives.

  • PADI Standards and Procedures

  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System

  • Risk Management

  • The Business of Diving, Your Roll as an Instructor, Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling


Start now by calling (424) 744-8384, stopping in the shop or by purchasing the eLearning portion through the website below (balance of course tuition due at time of class scheduling):

 Click Here to purchase your IDC online eLearning

 Once the course is purchased, we can schedule your classroom and in-water training sessions. 


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