PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – then you should become a PADI Instructor!

Becoming a PADI Instructor gives you the freedom to teach diving either part-time or full-time, locally or overseas.

Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the underwater world with others, while doing what you enjoy!

Plus, PADI Open Water Scuba 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.

Through hard work and commitment you can earn a PADI Instructor rating. You can then be rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better, while enriching yours.

Becoming a PADI OWSI is a two step process:

Step 1: The Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC)

PADI IDC Cost $2859
(Incl Course Fees & Core Materials)
Course Fees $1597
IDC & EFR Application Fees, Course Director Fees, Classroom Sessions, Pool Sessions, Sea Sessions, & Aifills.
(Does not include Scuba Equipment Hire)

Core Materials Required: $1262
IDC Pak with Guide to Teaching (#60143)
IDC e-Learning (#50016-3) Dive Theory Online (#50011-3)
EFR Instructor Manual (#70149)
(Cost does not include: current OW, AOW, Rescue & DM books, which you will need for reference during the IDC).

PADI IDC Pre-requisites:
A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enrol in the PADI Instructor Development Course.
You also need:
– At least 60 logged dives to start, and 100 dives to attend an IE.
– Current CPR & First Aid training within the past 24 months
– A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
The PADI IDC includes:

  • 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.

Step 2: Instructor Examinations (PADI IE)

Cost $930*
*(IE Application Fee payable direct to PADI, subject to change according to PADI prices)

The PADI IE includes written exams, presentation assessments, confined water and open water assessments.

Where to from here?

Phone Underwater Sports (Ph 08 82633337) to enrol with a deposit of $1299 for our January / February IDC.
(Final balances will be due by 22nd January).

2019 IDC Course Program (TBC once enrolments are complete):
Tue 29th January, Classroom 6pm – 9.30pm
Sat 2nd February, Classroom 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sun 3rd February, Classroom 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tue 5th February, Classroom 6pm – 9.30pm
Sat 9th February, Classroom / Pool 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sun 10th February, Classroom / Pool 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tue 12th February, Classroom 6pm – 9.30pm
Sat 16th February, Classroom / Sea 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sun 17th February, Classroom / Sea 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tue 19th February, Classroom 6pm – 9.30pm

IE Dates (TBC)
Sat 23rd, Sun 24th February.

As an Open Water Instructor, you can go on to become a Specialty Instructor, that is, you can qualify to teach one or more Specialty courses. If you qualify to teach five different PADI specialties and have issued at least 25 certifications, you can qualify to become a Master Scuba Diver trainer.

After your IE, through your Course Director we can offer further training to help you become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), which will reduce the overall MSDT cost and application fees. Please ask us for details when you enrol in the IDC.

Contact Underwater Sports Diving Centre today to book this course, Shop 9/2 Visor Court, Holden Hill – Ph 08 8263 3337