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OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR Are You Looking For Something Extraordinary?

The Open Water Scuba Instructor Course at TEXAS DIVE CENTER

Are you looking to do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of the Instructor Development Course (ITC)—the core of Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.


The Fun Part

It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.

The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.

You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.


The Challenging Part

The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.


What You Learn

During the course you’ll learn how to apply the System of Education by presenting at least

  • Two confined water teaching presentations
  • Two knowledge development presentations
  • One open water teaching presentations integrating two skills

You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations and you will demonstrate competence at

  • performing all dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation.
  • performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.

During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam .


What You Can Teach

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of  programs from Try Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.


The Scuba Gear You Use

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual.


The Learning Materials You Need

The Instructor Training Course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Training Course.  

Next Steps

View the Instructor Examination (IE) Calendar


Prerequisites

To qualify for training as a Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:

  • Be certified as a Divemaster or a Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months (check with a Training Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
  • Be certified in First Aid/CPR w/AED, and Oxygen Provider current within the past 24 months
  • 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 Training Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months


Your Next Adventure:

You’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach beyond the core courses. 

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the TEXAS DIVE CENTER Team members.