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OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

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 Course

Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy - being in, around and under water.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they've completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.

You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you're rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others - transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours 

What You Learn

Over a minimum of 8 days, our Instructor Development Course teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You'll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. You will become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety.

Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

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.

Click here to compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The Crewpak includes:

  • 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

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 (Included in the course if required)
  • 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 Team members.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day

PADI Fees

  • Instructor Application Fee
  • Instructor Exam Fee

PADI Approved 5 Star Instructor Development Centre

The UK Diving Academy are pleased to announce that we have been formally approved as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre.

We are very proud that our committment to excellence been recognised and to continue to work with the world’s number one dive training agency to carry on bringing people through into the world of diving, from entry – level to professional. 

As a PADI PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre we have been recognised for the highest training standards, policies and procedure. We embrace the PADI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge

 

 
  Start Date Course Type Location End Date   Price    
22 Apr 2022 Instructor Development Course Bristol, Vobster Quay 01 May 2022 £ 1250.00

Day 1
Fri 22 Apr 2022
Day 2
Sat 23 Apr 2022
Day 3
Sun 24 Apr 2022
Day 4
Mon 25 Apr 2022
Day 5
Tue 26 Apr 2022
Day 6
Wed 27 Apr 2022
Day 7
Thu 28 Apr 2022
Day 8
Fri 29 Apr 2022
IE - Day 1
Sat 30 Apr 2022
07:00
12 hours 00 minutes
Bristol
IE - Day 2
Sun 01 May 2022
08:00
08 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay

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02 Sep 2022 Instructor Development Course Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 11 Sep 2022 £ 1250.00

Day 1
Fri 02 Sep 2022
Day 2
Sat 03 Sep 2022
Day 3
Sun 04 Sep 2022
Day 4
Mon 05 Sep 2022
Day 5
Tue 06 Sep 2022
Day 6
Wed 07 Sep 2022
Day 7
Thu 08 Sep 2022
Day 8
Fri 09 Sep 2022
IE - Day 1
Sat 10 Sep 2022
07:00
12 hours 00 minutes
Pool
IE - Day 2
Sun 11 Sep 2022
08:00
08 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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30 Sep 2022 Instructor Development Course Bristol, Vobster Quay 09 Oct 2022 £ 1250.00

Day 1
Fri 30 Sep 2022
Day 2
Sat 01 Oct 2022
Day 3
Sun 02 Oct 2022
Day 4
Mon 03 Oct 2022
Day 5
Tue 04 Oct 2022
Day 6
Wed 05 Oct 2022
Day 7
Thu 06 Oct 2022
Day 8
Fri 07 Oct 2022
IE - Day 1
Sat 08 Oct 2022
07:00
12 hours 00 minutes
Bristol
IE - Day 2
Sun 09 Oct 2022
08:00
08 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay

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