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OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR Are you looking for something extraordinary?

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course at GO DIVE BRISBANE

Are you looking to do something others can only dream of? There are PADI Dive Centres in 186 countries across the globe, you can travel the world working on tropical islands, on Liveaboard boats or in big cities in both full-time and part-time positions.  The PADI's Instructor Development Course (IDC) prepares you to make a career in the dive industry.

The Fun Part

It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.

The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating networks that continue long after the course concludes.

The Challenging Part

The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key, but don’t worry we’ll guide you through it.

What You Learn

During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education and you’ll build on what you’ve already learnt by presenting at least:

  • Four confined water teaching presentations
  • Four knowledge development presentations
  • Two open water teaching presentations integrating two skills

You will demonstrate competence at

  • Performing all 24 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation.
  • Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.

During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part.

What You Can Teach

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving right up to PADI Divemaster.

The Scuba Gear You Use

As a PADI Instructor you’ll need to have your own full set of scuba equipment.  If you haven’t already invested we can help to equip you with all the basic scuba gear from our wide range in store.

The Learning Materials You Need

To start the PADI Instructor Development Course you’ll need the Digital IDC crew pack, the IDC slate pack with backpack and all your other course training materials you used on your way to becoming an Instructor.  If you’ve haven’t already completed your EFR Instructor Course you’ll also need an EFR Start up pack when you take that course.

Prerequisites to start your PADI IDC

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months.
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams at the end of your IDC.
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Course fees and next course date:

Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th August 2023

Instructor Exam 15th & 16th August 2023

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th December 2023

Instructor Exam 12th & 13th December 2023

Cost including all application Fees $4999 does not include insurance

Once completed your IDC:

You’ll love teaching however you’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach specialty courses beyond the core courses such as Deep Diving, Enriched Air, AWARE Dive Against Debris and more.  We can combine this training into your IDC schedule to help you become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the GO DIVE BRISBANE Team members or our PADI Course Director Pierre Brits.

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