The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course is designed to hone your skills as a dive educator. This course will give you a thorough understanding of how to make best use of the PADI system of diver education to teach the sport you love and teach it well.
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) 2020 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 introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpack includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The IDC Crewpack includes:
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you must:
After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be qualified 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.
View the Instructor Examination (IE) Calendar for 2020 where you spend two days being accessed by staff from PADI.
You’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that will allow you to teach beyond the core courses. For example, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor and specialty instructor courses complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio.