Openwater Instructor

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(IDC Part Two) 

The rest of the IDC, the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program, is the final development step in your quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the IDC, you learn to manage and adopt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earn PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers. The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs- from Discover Scuba through Divemaster. If you want an extraordinary life, you’re in the right place. Smiles spread across your student’s faces as their heads rise above the surface- they have your passion for diving now.



During the Open Water Scuba Instructor course at Aquatic Adventures, you will undergo the following: Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations



  • Dive Industry Overview
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • Legal Responsibilities and risk Management
  • The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
  • PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
  • How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner
  • Adaptive Teaching
  • The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
  • Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
  • Adventures in Diving Program
  • Specialty Diver Courses
  • Master Scuba Diver Program
  • Rescue Diver Course
  • Divemaster Course
  • Diver Retention Programs



  • PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months (check with Aquatic Adventures for qualifying credentials)
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have proof of EFR Primary and Secondary Care or equivalent CPR and first aid training valid within 24 months of course commencement
  • Have at least 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives. Note: 100 dives are needed to attend a PADI IE
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Provide a copy of a diving medical clearance valid within 12 months. The Australian Standard 4005.1 and the words “Fit to dive” must be on the clearance, with no restrictions.
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