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Caribbean PADI Scuba Instructor

You’re a PADI Divemaster, you’ve logged 100 dives and you’re ready for the next step! This two-week PADI instructor course will equip you with the skills to pass the PADI Instructor Examination and become a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). As an OWSI, you will be rated to teach PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Skin Diver, Discover Snorkeling and more.

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Days of hands-on instructor training

  • Live in Simpson’s Bay on St. Martin and work in partnership with a local dive shop, along with a small group of fellow dive enthusiasts, to hone your teaching methods under experienced PADI instructors.
  • Practice different instructor techniques, both above and below the surface, through teaching demonstrations and receive helpful feedback from our IDC Course Director throughout your training.
  • Refresh your EFR knowledge and prepare to become an Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) through intensive primary and secondary care training scenarios and by learning to teach CPR.
  • Nurture future generations of aspiring divers at challenging and beautiful dive sites in the Caribbean.
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“The skill and enthusiasm the staff had truly made this experience unforgettable. They were very knowledgeable and helpful. The extra time and dedication they put into our training made all the difference. Wouldn’t have done it anywhere else, and wouldn’t have been the instructor I am today if it wasn’t for them.” Victoria, college alumna

This PADI instructor course offers:


College Credits


Scuba Certifications

Five physical education credits through the American Council on Education (ACE).

Course description: This PADI preparatory course is required to be eligible to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. This course helps students understand how to teach PADI courses academically and practically.

Course objectives:

  • Be able to effectively present knowledge gained.
  • Clearly demonstrate and teach confined open water skills of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Be able to conduct training dives and clearly demonstrate skills for Adventures in Diving.
  • Pass all written exams with 75% or higher in preparation for instructor examination at the end of the program.

Two PADI scuba certifications available:

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI)


  • Must be at least 18 years old to participate.
  • PADI Divemaster certification.
  • Minimum of 100 logged dives prior to the start of the program.
  • Current EFR certification (preferably with Care for Children).