Course information

This takes PADI Assistant Instructors and Instructors with another training organization on the next step in their PADI Instructor Development, IDC

The PADI Open Water Instructor course, OWSI, further develops Candidates’ teaching abilities, introduces the entire PADI educational system, elaborates on business principles within the dive industry and prepares Candidates for “real world” teaching.

The OWSI course also allows Instructors already certified with a recreational diving training agency other than PADI to “crossover” to PADI. This is a great way to take advantage of market demands and be able to offer your employers and customers PADI courses and programs.

Upon successful completion of your OWSI course you will need to attend a 2 day PADI Instructor Examination, IE, run by PADI to receive your qualification.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors do things others can only daydream about, so if you want to live an extraordinary life, you’re in the right place.

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Assistant Instructor or qualifying instructor certification from another training organisation.
  • Been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • PADI diver’s medical signed by a physician within the last 12 months. To work in the UK you will need an HSE divers medical
  • Minimum 60 logged dives to enrol on the OWSI
  • Minimum 100 logged dives to enrol on to the IE
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) within 24 months.
  • Proof of experience in night, deep and navigation diving.
  • Pre-study course manuals and fill in review sections
  • Have good personal diving and buoyancy skills
  • Be able to snorkel 800 metres
  • Minimum age 18 years old

Course dates

Dates to follow

Course price

Price: £410.00

How is the course run

  • 3 consecutive days

2 Days based at Andark in the pool and classroom and 1 Day open water

What's not included?

  • Instructor course crew-pak
  • Instructor Development Application fee payable to PADI
  • Instructor Exam fees payable to PADI
  • Transport to dive sites
  • Dive site fees, £16 per day at Vobster Quay, Frome and £12 per day Andark Lake
  • Scuba equipment

General notes on all PADI Professional Courses

  • All the professional courses have strict pre-requisite and qualifying criteria – some information is included here, but you will need to check out the detail on the PADI website, and also ask us for a copy of our Divemaster/Instructor Course information sheet.
  • All the pro courses require that you have a full in-date (within 12 months) diving medical before starting the course, and if you wish to work in the UK you will also need an HSE medical, in-date (24 months) CPR and First Aid qualification (Emergency First Response), and all your log books and qualifications.
  • You will need your own set of scuba equipment
  • Manual and training materials are required
  • All professional courses have membership fees, and some also have exam fees payable to PADI direct.

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.