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Open Water Scuba Instructor

OWSIThe Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme is the second of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC). The first is the Assistant Instructor course.

The formal OWSI programme takes a minimum of four days. You will learn about the PADI system of diver education and further develop your abilities as a professional dive educator. To succeed you will need commitment, organisation and dedication, as well as a sense of humour, patience and a desire to pass on your love of diving to course participants.

During the course you will present at least two confined water teaching presentations, two knowledge development presentations, and one open water teaching presentation integrating two skills. You will also attend and participate in 14 curriculum presentations and pass a five-part theory exam. You will demonstrate competence in performing all dive skills and will complete a face-down, non-stop 800m swim using a mask, snorkel and fins.

Once you have qualified as an Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programmes from Try Dive and Scuba Expierence to Divemaster. You can also gain instructor ratings in the many PADI speciality programmes.