PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

Extraordinary is THE word to describe this course. You would have an once in a lifetime experience! Go behind the scene of diving and be part of the team to share your diving skills with others. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, spread the joy and beauty of Scuba Diving and be rewarded in ways you can not imagine.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the main component for the PADI Instructor training. This course consists of 2 parts. The first part is the Assistant Instructor Course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor Programme.

The Open Water Scuba Instructor Programme requires at least 4-days. It will introduce you to the entire Diver education of the PADI System with a focus of developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

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Itinerary | Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI IDC Schedule PADI requires the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) to have a minimum duration of 7 days in preparation for the examinations. At SSS Phuket, you would be engaged in a 12-day PADI IDC programme.

You would be able to do extra presentations and workshops which would be highly beneficial for you. This would be taught by a PADI Platinum Course Director. There is an IDC every month and we would organize the best programme to cater to your needs.

Why Us ? / Why Phuket ?

  • Great Underwater Visibility

    Hard colorful corals, shipwrecks, marine life observation (turtles)

  • Dive Site Depth - 18 PGM Maximum Depth

    4 dives in sites with 40 meters depth

  • Difficulty

    Easy, for everyone who is at least 18 years old

Program PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

It is the transformation of lives – yours, and the one of people around you. The exciting part of instructor training is the interaction with other course participants, which create friendships that last long after the course.

You will begin to communicate on the web with other professionals and explore the site PADI Scuba Pro International Jobs. You will also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which allows you to teach specialties after getting your instructor diploma.

The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to training. Before the course, you must complete all knowledge revisions by the independent study, and every day during the course, you’ll need to prepare topics of theoretical presentations. Organization and efforts are the secret to succeed.
During the course you’ll learn to apply the PADI System of diver training by directing at least:

Two educational presentations in a protected environment.
Two theoretical teaching presentations.
An educational display in a natural environment including 2 exercices.

In addition, you will attend and participate in the 14 presentations:

Course introduction.
Overview of the diving industry.
General standards and procedures.
The role of media and teaching prevention.
Legal liability and risk management.
PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Courses.
Adaptive education.
Philosophy of continuing education.
Business Principles for the Dive Instructor.
Adventures in Diving program.
Specialty Courses and Master Scuba Diver program.
Rescue Diver course.
Divemaster course.
Divers loyalty programs.
How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from other diver training organizations than PADI must follow this presentation).

You will demonstrate your skills:

Successfully completing an evaluation of the 24 diving exercises which are listed on the slate evaluation exercises.
Realizing a swimming test on 800 meters continuously with fins, mask and snorkel.

During the course, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge of diving theory by taking an exam in 5 parts and obtaining at least 75% in each subject.

When you will be Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will direct the full range of PADI programs, from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster. You will also gain the specialty instructor level for the topics that interest you like underwater digital photography or diving with enriched air.

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

You will use all the basic scuba gear and two diving signaling devices – an acoustic and visual.

Contact SSS Phuket to buy diving equipment needed for the course.

The PADI IDC kit includes all the necessary materials to prepare the IDC. It includes many elements, whose:
Instructor’s flooded slates for PADI main courses(OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster).
The manual of the IDC candidate and the reference manual.
Training slates of protected environment dives and open water dives presentations.

The questionnaire booklets and exams for main courses.
The syllabus for the Project AWARE Specialty.
The PADI Instructor Manual.

To purchase this educational material, contact SSS Phuket.

To complete the training of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
Be certified PADI divemaster or PADI Assistant Instructor or be in active status monitor graduated by another diving organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or contact us for more information on recognition of diploma) .
Being certified Emergency First Response Instructor
Be at least 18 years.
Be a certified diver for at least six months.
Having performed and recorded at least 60 dives showing experience in night diving, deep and underwater navigation to participate in the IDC. You must have received at least 100 dives to participate in the IE (instructor exam).
Demonstrate training in CPR and first aid from 24 months maximum. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement.
Being in good physical condition and submit a medical statement (PDF) signed by a physician and not older than 12 months.

If you are looking for information on where to become PRO, please contact your SSS Phuket center and sign up today!