The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor programme is your final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the Instructor Development Course, you'll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs through comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programmes from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.

What do I need to start?

- PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor with another training organisation for at least six months
- Hold a dive certification for at least six months
- Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
- Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
- Medical clearance signed by a GP

What will I do?

- Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
- Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
- Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

How long will it take?

Four to five days.
However, candidates must have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering a PADI Instructor Exam.

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