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

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course is a one week program that consists of independent study by way of e-learning, instructor and student-led classroom presentations, confined water development sessions, and open water teaching presentations. It will provide instruction on the PADI system of education, hands-on teaching experience in that format, and closely reflects what you will be asked to do in the PADI Instructor Exam.

PADI OWSI and PADI Instructor Crossover  Prerequisites

The minimum age to enroll on this program is 18 years old, you must have been a certified diver for at least 6 months, be a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent), and have logged at least 60 dives. 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. Please note that medical facilities in Moalboal are basic, we highly recommend you take a professional dive orientated medical before leaving your home country. If you would like to do your medical here in Moalboal, please let us know, this will need to be done before the program starts.

Before attending the PADI Instructor Exam

  1. Successful PADI IDC or OWSI Program completion within 12 months of IE start date.
  2. 100 logged dives
  3. PADI Instructor Certificate of Completion that has both the OWSI/IDC completion date and dive experience sections signed by a PADI Course Director; or a PADI IE Certificate of Participation from a previous IE.
  4. PADI IE Enrollment form and fee.
  5. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.

Comparing all of the different dive centers, the different locations, and all of the package options is confusing enough, so we’ll try and make it as simple as possible. If you find the same offer advertised for cheaper nearby, let us know, we will match any offer we can verify. Now, with the worry of paying too much out of the way, you can relax and focus on finding the best course for you.

These courses are conducted as part of our PADI Instructor Development Courses, and make up the second week of those programs, please check the IDC page for scheduling info, you may find it beneficial to attend other parts of the IDC to serve as a refresher, get in touch with us via the contact page, or by using one of the social media options found at the top and bottom of this page, and let us know what you need, we can work out a training schedule that suits you.

We offer training through our bases with Dive Moalboal in the Philippines, and with DiveStyle in the UK, packages vary slightly between the two locations so please refer to our rates page where you will find pricing info for both locations. If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact page, or any of the social media options found on the top and bottom of this page.

Booking your course

Our OWSI courses are conducted as part of our IDC program, and make up the second week, if you feel that you would benefit from attending other parts of the IDC please let us know and we can arrange that for you, please check our IDC page for upcoming IDCs.  The cost of your course will depend on the location, we offer these programs in both the UK and the Philippines, please refer to our rates page, where you will find pricing information for both locations. When you know what venue and date you would like to attend please get in touch with us via the contact page, or by one of the social media options found at the top and bottom of this page.