Open Water Scuba Instructor Program

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Successfully completing the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. Attending an OWSI program allows entry into an Instructor Exam to earn the full PADI Instructor rating.

Assistant Instructor Course

This course provides diving leaders with additional training as instructional assistants, and dive educators. It builds upon the student’s abilities to organize and supervise dive activities while concentrating on developing teaching skills.

Course Length: 75 hours consisting of approximately 30 hours of theory and 45 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: Minimum age of 18; PADI Divemaster or leadership level certification with a recreational diver training organization; Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care or qualifying training within 24 months; minimum of 60 logged dives; must have a Medical Statement completed within the last 12 months.

Open Water Scuba Instructor (IDC)

This course continues to develop teaching ability, dive knowledge, skill level, and understanding of entire system of education, attitude and professionalism in preparation for the PADI IE.

Course Length: 80 hours consisting of approximately 40 hours of theory and 40 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: Minimum age of 18; PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or leadership level certification with a recreational diver training organization; Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care or qualifying training within 24 months; minimum of 60 logged dives; must have medical statement within last 12 months.  Students must also complete Emergency First Response Instructor Course prior to participating in the IE.

Open Water Scuba Instructor Course Pricing

Tuition
Equipment
Classroom Materials
Total

$2,260.00
$41.90
$922.45
$3,224.35

Required Equipment and Materials

Please contact VA Program Administrative Manager at (808) 922-3483 or Connect With Us to ask questions of our PADI Course Directors.