Instructor Course

PADI Instructor Course

Are you interested in becoming a PADI Professional? Do you want to share your passions for Scuba Diving with others, mould minds and experience new adventures?

We have both Part time and Full time options for our Instructor Programmes. The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction and National Certificate Courses are specificially designed to prepare divers with the knowledge, techniques and skills required for a career in diving.

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The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is your key to a new career and a new lifestyle! The IDC begins with independent learning and encompasses both the Assistant Intructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) progamme.

PADI Assistant Instructor:

The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course prepares divers for everything they need to know to become an instructor. It expands your knowledge, skills and experiences to provide a safe diving environment for instructing students.

During this programme, you will learn the PADI System of diver education.
  • Standards and Procedures
  • Effective academic teaching presentations
  • Confined Water skills and techniques
  • Cconducting Open Water training dives
  • The business of diving and addional related topics.

The PADI Assistant Instructor rating allows divers to function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programmes. In order to teach and certify Open Water students, divers must complete the OWSI programme.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor:

When you complete the IDC, you will have been trained and prepared to successfully attend the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). This is the final step toward you Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.

PADI Instructor Examination (IE)

The PADI IE is held over 2.5 days and evaluates what you learnt during the IDC programme. After the completition of the IDC (where you completed both the AI and OWSI programmes) the PADI IE allows you to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

During this programme you will be evaluated on:
  • Dive Theory
  • Knowledge development presentations
  • Confined Water teaching
  • Open Water teaching
  • General diving skills and professionalism

The PADI IE, ties the instructor development section together, allowing divers upon completion, to Instruct Open Water Divers. The start of the instructor levels in the PADI Professional Development.

PADI Instructor Course Octopus



Start Date Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates Course Type Store  
Open Water Diver
September 2017
30/09/2017 30/09/17-01/10/17 07/10/17-08/10/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
October 2017
14/10/2017 14/10/2017-15/10/17 21/10/17-22/10/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
28/10/2017 28/10/2017-29/10/17 04/11/2017-05/11/2017 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
November 2017
11/11/2017 11/11/2017-12/11/17 18/11/17-19/11/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
25/11/2017 25/11/17-26/11/17 02/12/17-03/12/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
December 2017
04/12/2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 04/12/17-05/12/17 06/12/17-07/12/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
09/12/2017 09/12/17-10/12/17 16/12/17-17/12/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
11/12/2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 11/12/17-12/12/17 13/12/17-14/12/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
18/12/2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 18/12/17-19/12/17 20/12/17-21/12/17 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Rescue Diver
September 2017
23/09/2017 23/09/17-24/09/17 Rescue Diver Westhaven Full Course Info