Are you looking to do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Olympus has worked very hard for our reputation. It is that reputation that attracts divers from all over the world. As a Divemaster or potential Divemaster candidate, you will appreciate the ability to progress towards an IDC with us. Our area is visited year-round by water enthusiasts and is teeming with divers in the summer months. Even though the water does get a bit colder in the winter our boats and shore dives are accessible all year long. The ethics of safety is embedded in everything we do and as a graduate from our IDC program, you will have this instilled in you. Our more demanding environment requires a candidate who is fit, responsible, and creative.
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.
Olympus always strives to raise the bar when it comes to running a dive charter and training operation. The majority of divers trained here are better prepared for the potentially challenging environment of ocean wreck diving. Our ocean/shipwreck centered training philosophy, our facilities, and our environment are perfectly suited to create outstanding Instructors. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organization and dedication are key.
The OWSI program is a minimum of six days. It introduces a qualified and competent Divemaster to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. The 2 day PADI Instructor Examination usually follows immediately after the IDC. IDC candidates must complete the PADI E-learning Instructor Development course (not included) prior to our IDC start date.
During the course, you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting a minimum of:
You will also attend and participate in 14 curriculum presentations and demonstrate competence at:
During the course, you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part.
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI core programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor. Specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver will complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual.
The PADI Instructor Development Course Crew-Pak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
*Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves, regulator, BCD, and tanks. We have rentals available for the regulator, BCD, dive computer, wetsuit, and tanks.