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.Enroll Now Live Chat Schedule a Call
“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
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.
Two PADI scuba certifications available:
Ready to turn your passion for scuba diving into your career? You’ve come to the right place! Arrive in St. Martin and head to Simpson Bay, your home for the next couple of weeks. Orient yourself and dive straight into the work – learning about the PADI method of teaching and reviewing skills honed while earning your Divemaster. After class, there’s always time to head down to the beach or explore the vibrant waterfront with your classmates after a full day of activities.
Learn and practice different teaching techniques and receive feedback all along the way from your IDC Course Director. The support of your teammates and instructor is important, but also makes the learning fun! After rounds of teaching different topics, both above and below the surface, earn your Assistant Instructor (AI) certification, the first IDC milestone. Then, it’s time to venture out into open water for more advanced teacher training and to prepare for the next stage
Refresh your EFR knowledge with primary and secondary care training scenarios and learn how to teach CPR to Rescue students. Along the way, continue with classroom and in-water presentations showcasing your newfound teaching abilities, and perfect your demonstration skills. It’s an intense few days, but you’ll be surprised at how fun, engaging and satisfying it is to be so close to your goal.
Everything you’ve been learning, doing and practicing is building to this – the Instructor Exam (IE). After some last-minute study sessions with your fellow candidates, it’s time to take the test and demonstrate everything you’ve learned. Post-exam, celebrate with your new fellow PADI scuba instructors and reflect at the sheer magnitude of everything you’ve accomplished in just a couple of weeks.