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Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Aussie Divers IDC Phuket

One of the greatest jobs in the world, an undeniable fact! It is available to anyone and all you need is the desire and motivation.

Tired of a mundane day to day routine, catching the bus or train to work or being caught in that traffic jam and taking forever to get home. looking for something different, something that will give you that spark, and a feeling of excitement when you wake up in the morning and when you are heading of to one of the worlds best job. A job you actually want to do each day.

To do job that others dream of doing? To assist others in achieving their dream and changing their lives forever? This can be you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

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The Best 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 PADI 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 daily. Organization and dedication are key.

What You Learn

During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI 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:

Course Orientation
Dive Industry Overview
General Standards and Procedures
The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver Course
Adaptive Teaching
The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
PADI Adventures in Diving Program
Specialty Diver Courses and PADI Master Scuba Diver Program
PADI Rescue Diver Course
PADI Divemaster Course
Diver Retention Programs
How to Teach the RDP – Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete this training

You will demonstrate competence at performing all 20 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 scoring 75% on each part .

What You Can Teach

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from PADI Discover Scuba Diving up to PADI Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire PADI Specialty Instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as PADI Digital Underwater Photographer or PADI 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 PADI Instructor Development Course crew-pak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:

Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Divemaster)
Instructor Development Course (IDC) Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
PADI Instructor Manual

Prerequisites

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

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 (contact us for qualifying credentials.)
Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor
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. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement.
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement 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 example, PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and PADI Specialty Instructor courses complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio.

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