System of training: PADI
Level of training: For professionals
Open Water Scuba Instructor PADI qualification is the first instructor level awarded to professional divers. During the process of training the candidates learn the standards, procedures of training and a philosophy of PADI and hone their skills of scuba diving, a skill of conducting training and knowledge in the theory of diving.
After passing an instructor’s exam successfully, an instructor takes the responsibility for training people to scuba diving within different PADI programs and courses.
The goals of the course:
- to focus your attention and make the most of the emphasis on further development of your skills and abilities as a professional teacher of diving;
- during the IDC course you’ll learn how to apply PADI system of training and make four presentations in closed water. Three theoretical presentations, two educational presentations in open water, including two skills.
The terms of enrolment in Open Water Scuba Instructor course:
- to have a PADI Divemaster certificate or a certificate of a similar level issued by another organization certifying divers;
- to be 18 years old;
- to be in a good physical health for diving and to submit a health certificate about medical examination signed by a doctor;
- to have diver’s certificate throughout for at least 6 months and also to make and register 60 dives in open water among which there should be night deep dives, underwater orienteering.
Having got a PADI Open Water Instructor qualification you may train all PADI courses and the programs starting from Discover Scuba Diving to the level of Divemaster (except special courses requiring additional preparation for getting the rights to conduct them).