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OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR Teach others to scuba dive

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course at FishEye Scuba

Are you looking to do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI's Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

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


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

  • 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 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. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

 

It's just a few simple steps:

  • Pay for the all Inclusive course online, or by calling the shop. $2920*   (This secures your spot, covers the Course Director's fees, Pool Fees, Elearning-accessible forever, Classroom Time, Crewpack (Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (Open Water and Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster), Instructor Development Course 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), Tanks, Weights, Air Fills, Discounted Rental Gear, Scuba Related Equipment Discounts, Dive Theory Prep Session, Custom tailored schedule  )  *Additional fees: makeup sessions
  • Set up the training schedule  A detailed couse plan will be worked out and agreed upon ahead of time.
  • Attend the Class dates and complete the Elearning
  • Pass the Final Exam with the Course Director
  • Locate, Schedule, Pay PADI directly $700*, and take the PADI Instructor Exam with PADI Examiners *prices subject to change

 

Prerequisites

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor 
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months


Your Next Adventure:

You’ll 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.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the FISHEYE SCUBA Team members.

  Start Date Course Type Location   Price    
01 Jan 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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05 Feb 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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04 Mar 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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01 Apr 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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06 May 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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03 Jun 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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01 Jul 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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05 Aug 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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02 Sep 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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07 Oct 2020 IDC Fisheye Scuba, Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom Lake, Vista Del Lago High School, US$ 2920.00

Induction
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Knowledge Development 6
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Fisheye Scuba
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Vista Del Lago High School
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Aquatic Center
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Nov 2019
10:38 PM
Folsom Lake
Instructor(s): Curtis Wilson,

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