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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course Swindon Wiltshire

Our PADI Open Water Instructor course, OWSI, further develops students teaching abilities, it introduces the entire PADI educational system, elaborates on business principles within the dive industry and prepares students for “real world” teaching.


The OWSI course also allows Instructors already certified with a recreational diving training agency other than PADI to "crossover" to PADI. This is a great way to take advantage of market demands and be able to offer your employers and customers PADI courses and programs.


Upon successful completion of your OWSI course you will need to attend a 2 day PADI Instructor Examination, IE, run by PADI to receive your qualification.


The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors do things others can only dream about, so if you want to live an extraordinary life, you're in the right place.


Open Water Scuba Instructor Pre-Requisites

PADI Assistant Instructor or qualifying instructor certification from another training organisation.


Been a certified diver for at least 6 months


Minimum age 18, be fit for diving and submit  a full medical statement, signed by a HSE physician within the last 12 months.


Minimum 60 logged dives to enrol on the OWSI


Minimum 100 logged dives to enrol on to the IE


EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) within 24 months.


Proof of experience in night, deep and navigation diving.


Pre-study course manuals and fill in review sections


Have good personal diving and buoyancy skills and

be able to snorkel 800 metres


What will I 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

Diver Retention Programs

How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete.)

You will demonstrate competence at

Performing all 24 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation.

Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres 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. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.


Scuba Equipment Requirements

You will need to supply your own full set of scuba equipment that is in good condition and within the manufacturers service guidelines. Equipment must include:


Regulator, Alternate Air Source, SPG, Depth Gauge, Timing Device, BCD, Exposure Suit, Weight System, two Signalling Devices (Whistle / SMB's etc), Dive Compass and Dive Knife.


What next?

You will want to continue your professional training by completing courses that 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.

How much does it cost?

Open Water Scuba Instructor course costs £595


Instructor Development Course (IDC) - Take the Assistant  Instructor (AI) course with the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course over 7 days - £910


Plus Required Training Materials

The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course.


The 23-item pack includes:

Instructor cue cards for PADI's core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)

IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials

Lesson planning slates for confined and open water

Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses

Specialty outlines for Project AWARE

PADI Instructor Manual

PADI Registration Fee


Course Duration

The OWSI program is a minimum of 5 days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.


What’s included?

Tuition, Pool Fees, Cylinder Rental and Air Fills.


Discounts are available on any required equipment purchases made during your enrolment on the course.

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