PADI Instructor Development Course

Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and take your career anywhere. When was the last time you said, "I love my job!"? Go PRO and you'll be saying it all the time.

Scuba Instructor


You must complete all of the course components below in order to qualify for the Instructor Examination

Instructor Preparation eLearning

You will start your instructor program with an on-line learning portion which you can complete at your own pace.

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Course Fee: $390

Assistant Instructor

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities.

Course Fee: $450

Open Water Scuba Instructor

The OWSI introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

Course Fee: $900

This course is offered on request. Just call us to book your session.


Course Curriculum

Before the Program Begins

When you sign up for the course, we'll make arrangements for you to come into the store to pick up your student package. At that time, we will also review the Required Forms. We encourage you to pick up your student package at least 14 days before your course begins as you will want to complete the learning material prior to your first classroom session.


We Provide:

  • Expert instruction from our team of PADI Instructors
  • Air and tank fills for your training dives
  • Unlimited access to our pool for practice sessions and skill development during your program

You Supply:

  • As a professional, you are expected to provide a full scuba kit in accordance with PADI standards.
  • Course material is an additional cost for all professional level programs ...we recommend the PADI Instructor Crew Pack. Required materials include:
    • PADI Instructor Manual
    • PADI Guide to Teaching
    • PADI Specialty Instructor Manual (or these specialty course instructor guides:)
      • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Outline
      • Project AWARE Specialty Instructor Outline
      • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
    • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
    • RDP - both versions (Table and eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
    • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
    • Open Water Diver Quizzes & Exam booklet
    • PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
    • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
    • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
    • 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
    • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
    • Diving Knowledge Workbook (or eRecord for Dive Theory Online)
  • Application fees payable to PADI upon course completion.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Divemaster
  • Hold a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives. 100 dives required to complete the course
  • Proof of Emergency First Response training within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician

The Fun Part

Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.