Sunfish Divers

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor


The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program (the second part of the IDC) is your next step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the IDC, you will adapt and learn to use the PADI System of diver education to accomodate individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational material, earns PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers.

Prerequisites to qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor (this is a part of the IDC package we offer)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement  signed by a physician within the last 12 months