• PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Run by our in-house Course Director James Wilkinson, the OWSI course runs over 5 days (the last 5 days of an IDC) and includes academic, confined water and open water teaching sessions.

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We run OWSI courses both in the UK and in Sharm El Sheikh

This course is designed to hone your skills as a dive educator and give you a thorough understanding of how to make best use of the PADI system of diver education. It’s about applying the teaching skills you have learned, and understanding about the bigger picture of being an instructor and your role within a dive centre. Working with our team we will share with you our practical experience from running dive centres and multiple courses both in the UK and overseas resorts environments

Upon successful completion of this course you will take the instructor Exams (IE). The IE is an independant evaluation of your diving and educational skills.


The OWSI introduces individual courses and how to apply your teaching skills to them as well as elevating the teaching presentations you learned to put together in the AI Course. Our team will enrich your learning with real life experience from working with hundreds of divers in both Uk and overseas resorts environments.

You will need to complete the following course components:

  • Complete the full skill circuit of 24 basic scuba skills.
  • Deliver presentations on parts of  dive theory from the courses you’ll be qualified to teach.
  • Give teaching presentations in confined water working with simulated students.
  • Give teaching presentations in open water combining multiple skills with simulated students.
  • Give a demonstration of a complete rescue scenario.
  • Complete various workshops in the following areas: DSDs and Scuba Reviews, Adventures in Diving and Rescue and Marketing.
  • Attend presentations on key areas of being a dive professional from the structure of individual courses to risk management and the business of diving.


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor .
  • Have a minimum of 60 logged dives (100 required to attend the Instructor Examination) with night, deep and navigation experience.
  • A valid HSE Dive medical (within 12 months)
  • Be current with your EFR / CPR & 1st Aid training (within the last 24 months)


Aquanaut Scuba,
34 Coombe Road,
Surrey, KT2 7AG


Anthias Divers ,
Fayrouz Resort,
Na’ama Bay,
Sharm El Sheikh,


  • Course tuition & mentoring throughout course
  • Air Fills


  • E-Learning (purchased for AI)
  • IDC Crew Pack + Student Course Materials (purchased for AI)
  • Instructor Examination Fee (payable to PADI)
  • Instructor Application (payable to PADI)

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