PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.
The PADI Instructor course consists of the following:
Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:
PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
Risk Management and Diver Safety
The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
Teaching Status Open Water Scuba Instructors are authorized to teach the following PADI courses:
• PADI Open Water Diver
• Adventure Advanced Open Water Diver
• Rescue Diver
• Discover Scuba Diving
• PADI Seal Team and Bubblemaker
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Project AWARE Specialty
• Coral Reef Conservation
"Gwen was fantastic, patient, fun approachable and at the same time he wants to make sure that you learn, he is not going to let you pass just because. Gwen took his time to go over what ever I felt unsure about...."
"Gwen is really determined, disciplined yet patient when it comes to teaching. With his thorough teaching, I was prepared to overcome any problem. He breaks down harder questions into simple analogies that will stick in your head for a long time..."