Live to dive? Why not dive to live? Ditch the suit and tie and grab your mask and fins instead when you start your career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Whether it’s a full time change or a new part time opportunity, the Instructor Development Course will expand your horizons and open up a whole new world of possibility.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs?
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.