A PADI Instructor is the most sought after professional in the scuba
diving industry and jobs can be found all around the world. In the
current tough economic times you could supplement your income by
becoming a part time instructor. At any given time, there are more
positions available for PADI leaders than there are professionals to
Instructor Development Course
The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.
As part of our commitment to you we offer an IDC Preparation Course at
the start of this program at no extra charge to ensure that you are at
the required competence level. This is a two day preparation course
covering Dive Theory as well as Skills and Rescue Assessments. Initially
we review all your theoretical knowledge, identifying areas where you
need to improve. We then take you into our swimming pool (The Lagoon Aquarium at
uShaka Marine World) and our purpose built heated diving pool where we
conduct skill circuits designed to improve your demonstrations to the
quality expected by the PADI examiner’s on the IE. We also conduct
Rescue workshops to ensure that your rescue skills are of an exemplary
The IDC at Calypso is conducted over 9 days. It introduces
you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on
further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
Having completed the IDC successfully your almost there. The Instructor exam (IE) is conducted over two days at the end of the IDC by an examiner sent out by PADI International.