PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
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Are you looking for something extraordinary? 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 OWSI Course at Sea Sports Belize is longer so candidates have more opportunity to develop the skills and teaching technique needed to be successful in the Instructor Exam.
The OWSI Course at Sea Sports Belize is longer than most so candidates have more opportunity
to develop the skills and teaching techniques needed to be successful in the Instructor Exam.
Guide to Teaching (with hologram) paper and digital version
Confined Water Lesson Planning Slates
Open Water Lesson Planning Slates
Confined Water Instructor Cue Cards
Open Water Instructor Cue Cards
Adventures in Diving Instructor Cue Cards
Rescue Diver Cue Cards
Divemaster Cue Cards
Quizzes and Exams
Open Water Quiz and Exam booklet
Rescue Diver Exam booklet
Divemaster Exam booklet
Applications and Forms
Positive Approach Selling DVD
Specialty Instructor Manual (Digital Version)
Open Water Prescriptive Lesson Guides
Diving Knowledge Workbook
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 daily. Organization and dedication are key.
What You Learn
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting the following presentations with a score of 3.5 out of 5 total points.
You will demonstrate competence at
During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part and also a Standards & Procedures exam and pass with 75% or higher.
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.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
You will also need materials from the other PADI course you have taken including:
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
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.