PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor 2018-06-27T16:43:09+08:00

Project Description

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course is for both Assistant Instructors wishing to upgrade their certifications, and for Instructors from other agencies who would like to teach with PADI. In both cases successfully completing the program gains you access to the PADI Instructor Exam (IE).

The course is run as part of our regular IDCs, making up the second week of the course, many candidates find attending the full program beneficial, if you would like to do that you are welcome, we do not charge any extra for doing so.

Expect to be challenged, the course focuses on inwater evaluation, and providing effective critiques, and remedial training for student divers, this covers classroom, confined, and open water settings

Students have the option to complete the following topics online via PADI’s e-learning program, or in class. Please note PADI make an additional charge for their e-learning service, ask your Course Director for more information.

  1. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  2. General Standards and Procedures
  3. Risk Management
  4. Marketing Diving
  5. Start Diving
  6. Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
  7. Business of Diving
  8. Keep Diving
  9. How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP).

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)/ Crossover program will cover the following topics in class

  1. Course Orientation
  2. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
  3. Knowledge Development Teaching Presentations
  4. Confined Water Teaching Presentation
  5. Skills Demonstration Workshop
  6. Open Water Teaching Presentation 2 and Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
  7. General Standards and Procedures
  8. Open Water Diver Course
  9. Adventures in Diving Program
  10. Adventure Dive Workshop
  11. Rescue Diver Course
  12. Rescue Exercise Workshop
  13. Divemaster Course
  14. Risk Management
  15. PADI Dive Theory Exam
  16. Nonstop swim for 800 meters using a mask snorkel and fins.

Before attending the course students are required to have a medical screening by a licensed physician, you will need to present the course director a signed medical clearance form before any training.

You will need a minimum of 100 logged dives before enrolling on the PADI Instructor Exams (IE), you will gain a few dives during the IDC, however we recommend that these, and other, training dives not be counted towards this number, and that your experience to progress onto the IE be complete prior to enrolling on the IDC.

You will need;

• PADI Instructor Manual
• PADI’s Guide to Teaching
• PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
• PADI Open Water Diver Manual
• Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
• PADI Skill Practice and Dive Planning Slate
• Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
• Adventures in Diving Manual
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual
• Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
• PADI Divemaster Manual
• Divemaster Final Exams booklet
• Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
• Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
• Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Diving Knowledge Workbook or e-Record for Dive Theory Online (if applicable)

Most of these are supplied to you in the PADI IDC crewpack, those that aren’t are available from our library on site. We can supply crewpacks to you at cost price, or you can purchase your own directly from PADI, or via any PADI re seller. We strongly recommend you contact us first so that we can give you the latest product number for the items, or crewpack, this is to avoid you being given outdated materials from re-sellers

We have a limited number of twin bed fan dormitory rooms for 2500 PHP per person, per week. These come with a kitchenette and bathroom, simple backpacker style.

If you prefer something else we work with a number of local resorts and hotels, or you might like to check services like,  AirBNB we can help with local information if needed.

A typical hotel room starts from 1500 per night and up, the average would be around 2000 PHP. A typical self service monthly rental room or studio from 10,000 PHP and up, the average around 15000 PHP per month.

See here for more information on accommodation.

The PADI OWSI Course alone is 35,000 PHP. However there are some other costs to consider, you must be a First Aid or CPR instructor before you can start teaching with PADI, if you are not a CPR/First AID Instructor already we offer the EFR Instructor Course. You will also incur some fees from PADI, the typical costs for 2018 are;

PADI OWSI Course  35,000 PHP
EFR Instructor Course 10,000.00 PHP (if needed)

Crewpack (materials) 27,000.00 PHP
EFR Instructor Manual 6,000.00 PHP (if needed)


PADI IE Fee 865.00 AUD
PADI OWSI Fee 249.00 AUD
EFR Instructor Fee 172.00 AUD (if needed)
Upon arrival the remainder of your balance for courses and materials is due, this must be received in full before the start of your IDC, The PADI fees are taken by PADI staff on the day of your Instructor Exams.

Our OWSI program dates follow the IDCs, as each IDC schedules varies slightly you need to contact us to confirm the start date for OWSI training, again candidates are welcome to join the full IDC for no additional charge

Contact the Course Director as early as possible, we can only accept a limited number of students on to each program, it is wise to book your preferred date in advance, and work remotely with the Course Director for IDC pre study assignments. For starters he will need the following information

1-Your number of dives and experience
2-How long you have been diving
3-Environments you are experienced in
4-Any significant gaps in your experience
5- Number and type of courses you have assisted on



LEE BUTLERCourse Director, EFR IT & Tec IT
Lee has been a PADI Course Director and Instructor Trainer since 2012, conducting PADI IDC’s and Instructor programs with Savedra since.
Lee is a keen open and closed circuit technical and cave diver, and brings a wealth of diving knowledge and experience to each program.
In addition to being a Course Director he is also the General Manager of Savedra Dive Center, this puts him in a great positon to help you get started with your new diving career.

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Contact Info

Savedra Dive Center, Moalboal, Cebu 6032

Phone: +63 32 474 3132

Mobile: +63 917 323 0369

Web: Go Pro Philippines

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