Our PADI Open Water Scuba 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.
Open Water Scuba Instructor Pre-Requisites
- Minimum age is 18.
- PADI Emergency First Response (EFRi) course.
- Minimum 60 logged dives to enrol on the OWSI
- Minimum 100 logged dives to enrol on to the IE
- Pre-study course manuals and fill in review sections
- Have good personal diving and buoyancy skills and be able to snorkel 800 metres
- All participants must be fit for diving and submit a full medical statement, signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR COURSE £1650pp
The course fee includes, air, tuition, swimming pool fees. Includes the PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course.
- 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
Not entry fees to inland dive sites. PADI Registration fee is extra and paid direct to PADI.
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.
How do I sign up?
Pay your non-refundable reservation fee to secure your place, then call into us at the dive shop Scuderia House, Swindon SATNAV SN2 1EG and we can discuss in detail with you.
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:
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
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
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 a PADI 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
As a dive professional, you will need to have all your own dive 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.
Discounts are available on any required equipment purchases made during your enrolment on the course.
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.