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PADI IDC Pt2 Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the bedrock of most PADI dive centres worldwide. Everyone has to start somewhere and as a PADI OWSI you will be starting on a career that is both rewarding and satisfying. As a PADI OWSI you can conduct all the mainstream PADI recreational programmes as well as all the experience programmes.

To Start

How do I get started?

Having already completed your PADI Assistant Instructor programme you will have already embarked on the PADI Instructor Development process. You should already be in possession of all the materials needed to complete the OWSI programme. You will need to complete the remaining self-study sections from the IDC Workbook. A comprehensive list of all the equipment and training materials needed for an IDC is available from Aquasport on request.

Once you have enrolled on our OWSI programme you have full use of the facilities available at Aquasport to prepare yourself for this intensive course.


What will I do?

Scuba Instructor

The second part of the PADI IDC (IDC Part 2) the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme is the final development step in becoming a PADI Instructor. During Part 2 you learn to manage and adapt the PADI System to individual student needs. Comprehensive training supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials earn PADI Instructors the respect of both their students and fellow dive professionals.

The OWSI has more than twenty presentations delivered by our full time PADI Course Director. In these academic development sessions you learn to conduct all the core PADI programmes from the Open Water Diver through to Divemaster, as well as the business of diving and marketing tips. You will continue to develop lesson plans for the classroom and for both confined and open water training. You will present a minimum number of each of these during the OWSI programme where your Course Director and his staff will offer you encouragement and advice to help you perfect your teaching techniques.

All of your training is geared towards development. Once you have reached the required standards you will receive your IDC Certificate of Completion and will be able to attend a PADI Instructor Examination.

If you are already at Instructor level from another recognised scuba training agency you can make yourself more marketable by becoming a PADI Instructor. PADI will recognise your experience and you may only need to complete an orientation to the PADI System before going onto your Instructor Exams.


How long will it take?

The Open Water Scuba Instructor Part 2 takes a minimum of four days. You will need to be fully prepared for your programme and not have any other commitments that may interfere with your training.

The Instructor Examination is normally held over two days at various locations around the country.

Aquasport schedule weekend, evening and intensive OWSI programmes suitable for even the busiest of schedules. The OWSI programmes normally coincide with a local IE date so you do not have a lengthy gap between the end of your programme and the start of the IE.


What will I need?

The PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent certification is required for you to start your OWSI programme. Divers certified through other agencies should contact the centre as there may be additional requirements to your certification.

A valid certification in First Aid & CPR, the EFR programme is ideal for this. A Diving Medical signed by a physician dated from within one year of your programme dates, we recommend the HSE medical if you wish to work as an Instructor in the UK.

As well as the PADI IDC Crew Pack already mentioned above, you may also find the standard PADI manuals from your previous programmes are required. Equipment rental is not included in the cost so you will need to rent from us or bring your own.

A full list of requirements is available at the centre on request.


PADI OWSI Programme. £399.00.

PADI IDC Application Fee paid directly to PADI.

PADI IDC Crew Pack. £POA.

PADI IE Fees paid directly to PADI.


Contact us for further information

A £100 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport.

Where To?

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is just the start of your professional diving career. Why not enrol onto one of our Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparation programmes, or become an EFR or DAN Instructor and teach programmes designed to give people the knowledge to help others in times of need. As a certified Instructor you can work with a centre or resort teaching both certified and non-certified divers. The world is at your feet.

PADI Instructors who complete their training with Aquasport International have the opportunity to work here with us at one of the biggest and best scuba diving centres in the UK.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. Teaching people to dive is often helping them for fill a lifetime ambition. You are helping people to live their dream by living yours. If you fancy a change and want to live an extraordinary lifestyle, you have come to the right place.

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