Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

PADI Open Water Instructor

If you want to live an extraordinary life, you're in the right place

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor programme is your final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the IDC, you'll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earns PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programmes from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programmes - from Discover Scuba through Divemaster

What is involved?
There are a number of elements to the instrucyor programmeme which can be summarised as follows:

Assistant Instructor Course - This is a 4 day course that introduces you to the teaching techniques for skill and knowledge development. The course concentrates on duties and programmes AI's may conduct independently. Successfully completing this course earns you an AI certification and qualifies you to continue with the OWSI portion of the programme.

The OWSI programme - This is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System and focuses on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. PADI Assistant Instructors as well as instructors from other dive training organizations who want to become PADI Instructors must complete this portion of the programme. The AI course and OWSI programme both emphasize learning and development - not evaluation. This allows you to gain confidence and improve performance in a low-stress environment. Successfully completing this programme qualifies you to attend a PADI Instructor Examination.

The PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) is simply the AI course and the OWSI course run back to back!!

Instructor Examination (IE) To become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must successfully complete an IE. The IE serves as an objective evaluation of your skills and knowledge. Although passing an IE is necessary to become an OWSI - it is not the primary focus of the IDC. The ability to pass the IE is a natural result of preparing to be an instructor. Don't dwell on the IE, but concentrate on the larger task of becoming a professional educator and competent dive leader.

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Course Details
Description: As above.
Objectives: To develop Diving skills to instructor quality
Age restrictions: Minimum age 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives at the start of the course
  • Have Divemaster rating
  • CPR training within last 24months
  • Medical clearance signed by a doctor.
Course duration: Full IDC is completed in 7 days plus two day IE
What is supplied:  
What must you bring:

• PADI Instructor Manual
• PADI’s Guide to Teaching
• PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual
• PADI Divemaster Manual
• Divemaster Final Exams booklet
• Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
• Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
• Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate

Cost: £795 basic cost. Does not include PADI fees or IE Fees. Please call to discuss
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How to book: Please speak to the dive centre
Additional information: For mnore information please download the documents by following this link
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Course Dates
Date Availability/Spaces
Start Time
  6 Places Available
9.00am - 5.30pm
The Dive centre

The IE (Instructor Examination) takes place on 12th 13th November in Whittlesey

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Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses


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