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OWSI - OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR GO PRO - Do what you love as a career

 Is this for you….

  • Do you have a passion for scuba diving and the ocean?
  • Do you like people and want to teach your passion?
  • Do you want to live your dream and work in and around the water?

Instructor TeachingThen this career is possibly for you, it is not always easy, but you will earn valued training and have opportunities to work world-wide that you will not find in most other jobs.

Learn to be an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) or a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) at the only SEA SHEPHERD Dive Centre that is also a 5-Star PADI Instructor Development Centre.

 You get to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy - being in, around and under water. PADI Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world.

Complete the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you're rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others - transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready?

StudentsAre you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world's most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? If you meet these qualities then Go PRO with Dive Jervis Bay’s, Instructor Development Course.

To commence your PADI Scuba Instructor qualifications with us you will need….

  • A passion for Scuba Diving and being in the water
  • To be comfortable talking to people and being a leader
  • To be committed to the Marine Environment and its protection
  • Completed your Dive Master qualifications
  • Be older than 18 years
  • A minimum of 6 months solid diving experience
  • Be able to demonstrate complete mastery in diving skills
  • A minimum of 60 logged dives to start, (100 to qualify) including deep and night dives.
  • Current First Aid Qualifications
  • A medical statement signed by a Doctor that you are fit to dive no more than 12 months old.

If this sounds like you, then keep reading.

YES…I’m Ready, What’s Next?

You can book in below or contact us directly to discuss which course dates are best for you. After confirming your booking, we will then send you your IDC, E-Learning package and your Emergency First Responder Instructor packages.

Can't afford it all upfront, you can pay a deposit of $1,000 and pay the rest off as it suits you right up until the course start date. If you need to take this option please call the shop to discuss and set up an account.

IDC Gear2 weeks before your course starts, there will be a session with your Course Director, this is to talk about how the course will progress, and what are the first steps. You can collect your PADI Backpack, Slates and information from the store at this session or earlier if you want by arrangement.

The course itself is taught over a minimum of seven days, but more time is available if you need it, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You'll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives.

Basically, you will become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics in your training include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counselling

 How does it work?

EFR 1Your IDC is made up of three parts, the first section qualifies you as an Assistant Instructor, the next part of the training is to prepare you to be an OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor). All OWSI must also be Emergency First Responder Instructors, so your EFRI training is also included. This will allow you to teach First Aid and Emergency Response. All of this training occurs in Jervis Bay either in our training room or in our off site Dive Pool.

Once you complete these components to the satisfaction of one of our Course Directors, you are ready for the final test.

Your IE (Instructor Examination) is conducted at PADI Headquarters in Sydney by a PADI examiner independently. This is to ensure that you meet the high standards required by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and that you are ready to gain the OWSI qualification, a world-wide training certification that can take you anywhere.

PADI will charge you directly for the cost of your IE, your PADI Membership as an instructor and also your Professional Indemnity Insurance (around an additional $1,200). This then lets you begin teaching from Open Water right through to Dive Master.

What Support is Available After?

Lead AdventureIf you would like to turn your course into an internship, then we can arrange that as well. Having the qualifications is an important step, but so is actual experience in teaching and having an experienced instructor take those first initial steps with you.

After completing your PADI Instructor Exam, return to Jervis Bay and you can take your first Open Water Courses with the support and supervision of one of our experienced instructors, you can also take an Advanced Course and a Rescue course to learn the how these courses flow. Conducting your first courses and getting your first certifications under supervision can give you that extra edge in the jobs market as well as a more in-depth understanding of what is required.

An internship gives you the practical application of what is involved to back up the theoretical knowledge that you have gained.

An internship package is available for $1750.

Need Somewhere to Stay?

Our dive flat is available during your course to give you somewhere to stay for $335, for the entire course. This covers the workshop night, as well as the course itself and your internship if you choose to take one. Our dive flat is directly above the dive shop and has the added bonus of being right next to the training room.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
10 Dec 2021 IDC 17 Dec 2021 8 AU$ 2889.15

Day 1 - Induction and Intro
Fri 10 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Day 2 - IDC
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Day 3 - IDC
Sun 12 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Day 4 - IDC
Mon 13 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Day 5 - EFRI
Tue 14 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Day 6 - IDC
Wed 15 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Day 7 - Review
Fri 17 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes

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