PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

The PADI OWSI rating is the first PADI Instructor level attained by dive professionals. During their training candidates review PADI Standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods as well as hone their practical teaching ability, watermanship, and diving knowledge. Teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba through Divemaster.

In addition to the topics covered during the PADI Assistant Instructor Course, candidates will also cover:

  • Dive Industry Overview
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
  • The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
  • PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Courses
  • How To Teach the Recreational Dive Planner
  • Teaching Children
  • The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
  • Business Principles for the Dive Professional
  • Adventures in Diving Program
  • Specialty Diver Courses
  • Rescue Diver Course
  • Divemaster Course
  • Diver Retention Programs

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