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open water scuba instructor

Assistant Instructor,

Open Water Scuba Instructor,

EFR Instructor



If you love people, are passionate about diving and want an extraordinary life - become a PADI Instructor. Teaching to dive allows you to share your passion for the aquatic world with others while doing what you love - being in the water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after diving professionals in the world because they have completed the program that sets the standards for professional diving training. Achieving the PADI Instructor level takes commitment and hard work, but you are rewarded with a job that allows you to share incredible underwater adventures with others - transforming their lives for the better while also enriching the world. your.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the most modern and popular diver training programs in the world? So become a PRO by taking the IDC instructor training.



The Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of two parts:

- the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and

- the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

Most diving professionals take a full IDC and then participate in an Instructor Exam (IE), the final step in acquiring a PADI Instructor certification.



Completing the AI ​​course only allows you to obtain the PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an IA is ready to continue, they may participate in the OWSI program, and then an IE, to achieve the full PADI Instructor level.

Diving professionals holding an instructor rating from another recognized diver training organization can enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognition of their prior instructor training is an access to become a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for at least six months can register for the PADI - IDC Instructor Training. You must also:

You must also be an Emergency First Response Instructor , but you can acquire this level during your instructor training.

During the IDC, a program that takes place over a minimum of five days, but more often over seven, you learn to conduct all of the PADI core courses. You will learn to organize and present theoretical information, lead technique development sessions and control dives in a natural environment. In fact, you become a better public speaker, very skilled at demonstrating the exercises, while ensuring the safety of student divers. The main topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures, plus in-water workshops for courses you can teach

  • Learning, teaching and the PADI System

  • Risk management and diver safety

  • The diving business and your role as an instructor

  • Dive Marketing and Tips to Improve Sales

You can earn college credit for the Assistant Instructor Course and for Instructor Training (IDC).

What is an IE?



An IE (Instructor Examination) is a two-day evaluation program that tests a candidate instructor's teaching skills, knowledge of diving theory, the level of his diving techniques, his understanding of the PADI system, as well as his attitude and professionalism.

PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The location of the EIs, the environment for the written exams and the assessment sessions are selected so that the assessment of a candidate's abilities is as objective and fair as possible. Only those who meet the required IE performance achieve the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee to participate in an IE.

As this is a specific organization and taking place at certain times of the year, please contact your instructor directly here to find out about upcoming IDC sessions in the region. (provisional dates at the bottom of the page)

Important note :


- The Assistant Instructor course can be done independently by an IDC Staff Instructor, (myself)

- The OWSI course is taught under the direction of a PADI course director, present on site, and assisted by one or more IDC staff

- These two courses are compulsory in a Padi Resort 5 * or Padi IDC Center diving center, subject to a sufficient number of candidates and the availability of a course director for the OWSI course

- Candidates being MSDT, can register for the IDC Staff course which will take place during an IDC

- Important note: the OWSI patent cannot be used alone in metropolitan France without holding the BP-JEPS, DE-JEPS or BEES1 diving, to work for remuneration (according to the French sports code, hoping that things will change!) ;

however, you can teach in the rest of the world including Europe !! so why deprive yourself of traveling ?!


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