PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) - Instructor Development Course
If you have a passion for scuba diving, get a buzz out of teaching people all about the wonderful undersea world and want a passport to a fantastic lifestyle - become a PADI Instructor. 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 in 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.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world's most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts - the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Which can be completed separately but most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and then go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to receive credit for their rating and complete a crossover to PADI instructor rating. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.
Minimum pre-requisite to participate in the PADI IDC is a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent from another dive training organisation) Other requisites include:
• At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
• A minimum 6 months as a certified diver
• Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. (refresh can be completed during the IDC)
• A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months (can be obtained on the island before the start of the IDC)
You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, which is included in Maafushi Dive IDC package
The IDC educational philosophy focuses on teaching you not just to pass the IE but to become well rounded dive educators, we spend time on real world scenarios, we look beyond the IE to your career, the quality of tuition you experience during your IDC makes the difference between a good and well-respected instructor and a mediocre one.
PADI's eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are fifteen (or sixteen if you are a cross-over) interactive knowledge development sections. Pre-study online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor
Although the IDC is conducted in English the IDC eLearning is available in various languages.
during the IDC and the IE you will be tested on the same theory subjects you studied during your Divemaster training – Physics, physiology, Equipment, dive skills and the environment and dive table theory but don’t worry you will have tools to help you refresh your knowledge, Including in your IDC digital crewpack you have the Diving Knowledge workbook eLearning; in addition your course director will also conduct theory workshops during the IDC to help reach the theory level needed.
There are a number of practical sections we cover during the IDC:
• Classroom presentations - We explain how to put together a teaching presentation so that your students are best able to comprehend the information needed for that particular course
• Confined Water presentations – We explain how best to teach your students the essential skills needed to dive safety
• Open Water presentations – how to apply those skills to an Open Water environment
• Skills – we take you from DM level skills demonstration to Instructor level
• Rescue – we refresh your Rescue skills especially skill 7 (unconscious, non-breathing diver at the surface)
You will find that there is a steep learning curve during the IDC, a lot of information during a relatively short time, yes you will need to work hard, focus and concentrate but well worth it when you get that certificate from the examiner to say you have met all the requirements to become one of the world’s most sort after dive professionals, a passport to a fantastic lifestyle
Our Course Director has been Running our IDC programmes for the last 7 years and we are proud to say we have a 100% pass-rate. He has earned the prestigious Platinum rating (the highest PADI Course Director rating) every year for the last 7 years so you can be assured you are in good hands.
Contact us now to find out when our next IDC is scheduled and start planning your new life