Thinking of Becoming a Dive Professional - Instructor?

Thinking of Becoming a Dive Professional - Instructor?

Posted by PADI - Trainers on on 17th Nov 2023


The combination of a passion for scuba diving and the opportunity to share the wonders of the aquatic world make this a unique and rewarding career path.

Teaching scuba diving is not just about imparting technical skills; it's also about fostering a deep appreciation for the underwater environment and creating memorable experiences for others. The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program is well-regarded globally, setting a high standard for training dive professionals. The hard work and commitment required to earn your instructor rating are undoubtedly matched by the incredible rewards of transforming the lives of your students and enriching your own life through these underwater adventures.

- All PADI IDC & EFRI Study Materials INCLUDED - PADI Instructor eLearning Code INCLUDED
- Assistant Instructor Certification INCLUDED
- Emergency First Responder Instructor Certification INCLUDED
- Open Water Scuba Instructor Certification INCLUDED

It’s about to get real. You’ve got your buoyancy on point, you’ve got a slick dive kit, and your logbook is full of dives. The next step is to share your skills & knowledge with the next generation of divers as a fully certified PADI Scuba Instructor.

Our Instructor Development Course is designed to bring out the best in our candidates. It’s a challenging course and the requirements are demanding, but under the guidance of our trainers you’ll come out ready to teach.

Prerequisites: Over 18 years old, clean medical signed by physician and hold a divemaster certification.

We will prepare you for the Instructor Exam (IE) at PADI headquarters in Orange County (45 miles south of our location).

Here's a taste of what we will compete together:

Train you to teach Discovery dives to Divemaster
Develop knowledge, pool and ocean presentations
Teaching specialties
Teaching in confined water, lakes & ocean
Physics, Physiology, Standards & Theory review & practice exams
PADI eLearning Knowledge Development (online and classroom sessions)
Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations
Guiding, navigating, deep diving workshops.
Rescue skills practice, EFR instructor requirements & exams
. Teaching from beach & boats
. All skills fine-tuned & polished

Being an OWSI is not just a job; it's a calling for those who have a genuine passion for the underwater world and a desire to share that enthusiasm with others.
The role goes beyond teaching technical skills; it involves inspiring a love and respect for the aquatic environment.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program's global recognition speaks to the high standards it upholds, ensuring that instructors are well-equipped to guide and mentor future divers responsibly. The commitment and hard work required to achieve the instructor rating are investments in both personal and professional growth. The satisfaction derived from transforming the lives of students, introducing them to the beauty and diversity of the underwater realm, is indeed a unique and rewarding aspect of this career.

In the end, being a scuba diving instructor is not just about a job; it's about creating lasting memories, fostering a sense of wonder, and making a positive impact on individuals who are embarking on their own underwater adventures.
It's a profession that allows individuals to merge their passion with their work, resulting in a truly extraordinary and fulfilling life. 
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