Open Water Scuba Instructor
Are you looking for something extraordinary?
The PADI IDC Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
Begins April 02, 2023
The PADI Instructor certification is your ticket to a whole new lifestyle! It will open the door to opportunities in exotic destinations around the world. We’ve been at this for a long time and have connections with dive operators in all the hot dive spots. So we can help you get your foot in the door. Or you can teach part-time locally with AquaSub. We are always looking for good instructors!
To become an instructor you need to take the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and then participate in an Instructor Examination (IE). You’ll do the IDC over 8 days at AquaSub which is a combination of classroom, pool and open water training. This will prepare you for the IE which is run by a PADI examiner 2 times a year locally, and is required to pass to become an instructor. There are also Instructor Examinations in alternate locations every month, such as Florida.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews and refresh you dive theory knowledge before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations daily. Organization and dedication are key.
Your Course Director
"Encouraged by my chemistry teacher, I completed my training. I was certified as an open water scuba diver in 1974 by PADI, ACUC, and NAUI. Since then, I have accumulated thousands of dives in various locations around the world. I started my professional training in 2003, and was certified as instructor by PADI and SDI/TDI. I teach all courses and 17 specialties.
My greatest accomplishments are completing my doctorate in chemistry and becoming a Course Director. Both took an enormous amount of work and patience."
With Assistance from our IDC Staff Instructors...
Tyler Caughill, Melanie Lean, Helen Bertolini-Saari
The Fun Part
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.
You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.
The Challenging Part
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.
What You Learn
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least
You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:
You will demonstrate competence at
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. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Wreck Diver or Enriched Air Diver.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual and a cutting tool.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes most of the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
Beyond these materials you will need to have the RDP table and eRDPml.
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
The Instructor Development Package At AquaSub includes everything you need:
Once you have completed the IE your are invited to begin teaching here at AquaSub if you want to join a team of fantastic instructors!
The complete package price is $4997 and if you have an RBC Visa, financing is available!