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  
Advanced Open Water
January 2018
20/01/2018 Car Pooling available Trip POOR KNIGHTS BOAT DIVES Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
February 2018
24/02/2018 Car Pooling available Trip POOR KNIGHTS BOAT DIVES Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction
February 2018
12/02/2018 Mon-Thurs Mon- Thurs Mon-Thurs Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Westhaven Full Course Info
August 2018
14/08/2018 Mon-Thurs Mon- Thurs Mon-Thurs Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Westhaven Full Course Info
Master of a Small Commercial Dive Boat (MSCDB)
March 2018
22/03/2018 40 HRS BOAT TIME Weekend Boat dive Master of a Small Commercial Dive Boat (MSCDB) Westhaven Full Course Info
August 2018
23/08/2018 40 HRS BOAT TIME Weekend Boat dive Master of a Small Commercial Dive Boat (MSCDB) Westhaven Full Course Info
National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)
November 2017
27/11/2017 SUMMER SCHOOL Course dates can be worked around your schedule PADI Openwater to Dive Master National Certificate in Diving (Foundation) Westhaven Full Course Info
August 2018
11/08/2018 PART-TIME- WEEKENDS PART-TIME- WEEKENDS PART-TIME- WEEKENDS National Certificate in Diving (Foundation) Westhaven Full Course Info
National Certificate in Diving (Leadership)
November 2017
27/11/2017 SUMMER SCHOOL Course dates can be worked around your schedule PADI- Openwater to Rescue diver National Certificate in Diving (Leadership) Westhaven Full Course Info
February 2018
10/02/2018 PART-TIME- WEEKENDS PART-TIME- WEEKENDS PART-TIME- WEEKENDS National Certificate in Diving (Leadership) Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Diver
November 2017
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 Car Pooling available 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
January 2018
13/01/2018 Car Pooling available 13/01/2018-14/01/2018 Ocean 20/01/2018-21/01/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
13/01/2018 OPENWATER ROAD TRIP LEIGH-POOR KNIGHTS 13/01/2018-14/01/2018 20/01/2018-2/01/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
27/01/2018 Car Pooling available 27/01/2018-28/01/2018 Ocean 03/02/2018-04/02/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
February 2018
10/02/2018 Car Pooling available 10/02/2018-11/02/2018 Ocean 17/02/2018-18/02/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
24/02/2018 Car Pooling available 24/02/2018-25/02/2018 Ocean 03/03/2018-04/03/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
March 2018
10/03/2018 Car Pooling available 10/03/2018-11/03/2018 Ocean 17/03/2018-18/03/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
April 2018
07/04/2018 Car Pooling available 07/04/2018-08/04/2018 Ocean 14/04/2018-15/04/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
21/04/2018 Car Pooling available 21/04/2018-22/04/2018 Ocean 28/04/2018-29/08/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
May 2018
12/05/2018 Car Pooling available 05/05/2018-06/05/2018 Ocean 12/05/2018-13/05/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
19/05/2018 Car Pooling available 19/05/2018-20/05/2018 26/05/2018-27/05/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
June 2018
09/06/2018 Car Pooling available 09/06/2018-10/06/2018 16/06/2018-17/06/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
September 2018
01/09/2018 Car Pooling available 01/09/2018-02/09/2018 Ocean 08/09/2018-09/09/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
15/09/2018 Car Pooling available 15/09/2018-16/09/2018 Ocean 22/09/2018-23/09/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
29/09/2018 Car Pooling available 29/09/2018-30/09/2018 Ocean 06/10/2018-07/10/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
October 2018
13/10/2018 Car Pooling available 13/10/2018-14/10/2018 Ocean 20/10/2018-21/10/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
27/10/2018 Car Pooling available 27/10/2018-28/10/2018 Ocean 03/11/2018-04/11/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
November 2018
10/11/2018 Car Pooling available 10/11/2018-11/11/2018 Ocean 17/11/2018-18/11/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
24/11/2018 Car Pooling available 24/11/2018-25/11/2018 Ocean01/12/2018-02/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
December 2018
03/12/2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 03/12/2018-04/12/2018 05/12/2018-06/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
08/12/2018 Car Pooling available 08/12/2018-09/12/2018 Ocean 15/12/2018-16/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
10/12/2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 10/12/2018-11/12/2018 12/12/2018-13/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
17/12/2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 17/12/2017-18/12/2018 19/12/2018-20/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Scuba Instructor
May 2018
12/05/2018 Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info
November 2018
03/11/2018 Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info
December 2018
01/12/2018 Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info
Rescue Diver
December 2017
02/12/2017 05/12/2017 evening 02/12/2017 morning 02/12/2017 afternoon 09/12/2017 day Rescue Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
February 2018
17/02/2018 13/02/2017 evening 17/02/2018 morning 17/02/2017 afternoon- 18/02/2018 Rescue Diver Westhaven Full Course Info