PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

This is the rest of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), the final developmental step in your quest to become a PADI Instructor! Here, we focus on further developing your abilities beyond just a Scuba Instructor but as a professional diving educator.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course is designed for PADI Assistant Instructors who would like to complete their PADI Instructor Development Course prior to attending their PADI Instructor Examinations (IE) and become certified as a PADI Instructor. This course also welcomes Scuba Instructors from another training organizations to have a look at the entire PADI System of Diver Education.

After you have successfully completed your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program, you will receive the authorization to attend your PADI Instructor Exam.

 

Overview

You’ll be able to call the ocean your office and use the beach for your lunchbreak when you complete the Open water Scuba Instructor portion of the IDC. This 6 day program focuses on your complete understanding of the PADI system of diver education so you will start your career as a well rounded and knowledgeable dive educator.

Scuba instructors certified by other organizations may cross over to PADI by successfully completing the OWSI program and the IE. You will need to arrive the day before to complete the Orientation though so it is a 6-½ day course.

What you’ll do

During the course 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
  • Start Diving and Keep Diving 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 facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.

During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part .

What You Can Teach :

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster.)

Now is the time to think about what’s next in your Continuing Education. The next step for you is to start acquiring your Specialty Instructor ratings and start teaching in areas that excite your passion for diving.

Prerequisites

Entry requirements for your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program –

  • Be certified as PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months from the start date of the IE must be signed and state Fit for diving ( PADI medical Statement Form recommended).
  • Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (100 logged dives to attend the IE, except as noted below), as documented in the individuals log book and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation.
  • Submit proof of CPR training within the past 24 months.
  • Submit documentation (photocopy) of any qualifying certifications issued by another recreational diver training organization.
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster Course Diver Rescue Skills Assessment.

Completion requirements for OWSI program:

  • During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part
  • Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins
  • Show proof of at least 100 logged open water scuba dives if attending the PADI Instructor examination (IE)

Materials

PADI Materials

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate
  • PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Adventures in Diving, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exams, Rescue Diver Final Exams, Divemaster Final Exams booklet
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook

*As a PADI Career Development Centre, candidates completing the PADI IDC with Bans Diving Resort are permitted to enter the IE with less than 100 logged dives. PADI will process teaching status once the 100th dive has been logged.

All IDC candidates must have, in their possession, a personal, current set of the following materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterward:

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s “Guide to Teaching”
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor  guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and e-RDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
  • Confined & Open Water Lesson Preparation slate
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook

฿30,000

To book this course, a 20% ( ฿6,000 ) deposit is payable now. The balance is due on arrival.

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