Open Water Scuba Instructor

A PADI OWSI can work all over the world as a dive professional; the world is quite literally your oyster! This is your ticket to travel and work anywhere. You'll meet some great people and start many new divers on their path of discovery of the oceans. There are some amazing sights to be seen and shared with your students and many adventures to be had along the way.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), the core of PADI Instructor training, can be broken into two portions: the first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the second, the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

  • Maximum of 4 candidates per instructor (Course Director / Staff Instructor) for in-water sessions.
  • Sea and pool used for Confined sessions.
  • Air Conditioned classroom.
  • Free Master Divers Instructor T-Shirt.
  • 15% Discount on all equipment purchases.

Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to make sure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, BEFORE BOOKING, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible.

What you need to know

Who can take this course?

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months, be at least 18 years old and need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exam, have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months, be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

How much does it cost?

The stand-alone course is 20,000 THB.

You will need to purchase a PADI IDC pack (which we offer at a discounted price of 15,500THB). This includes The PADI Instructor Manual with Decal, PADI's Guide to Teaching, PADI Specialties Instructor Manual on CD Rom, Business of Diving / Best of USJ DVD, Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster), IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials, Lesson planning slates for confined and open water and Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses.

There will also be further costs, payable to PADI for the Instructor Exam - AU$890 and Instructor Application - AU$257.

How long is the course?

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course is taught in just over a week, followed by the 3 day Instructor Exam (IE). Please contact us for a schedule.

We also run a full PADI Instructor Development Course every month which includes the PADI Assistant Instructor course, this PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course and the Emergency First Response Instructor course.

We also run a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer program following the Instructor Exam (IE) which includes an internship. This trains you to teach 5 Specialties as a PADI Instructor and gives you the rating of MSDT.

What's included?

The course includes boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, free lunch during the Instructor Development Course, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat, tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre too. You will also be eligible for generous professional discount equipment purchases.

How do I book?

Ready to book now? With Master Divers you can book online with a small deposit, using VISA, MasterCard or AMEX.

Please note that the dive center is closed for the following dates each year: 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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