Instructor Course

PADI Instructor Course

Are you interested in becoming a PADI Professional? Do you want to share your passions for Scuba Diving with others, mould minds and experience new adventures?

We have both Part time and Full time options for our Instructor Programmes. The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction and National Certificate Courses are specificially designed to prepare divers with the knowledge, techniques and skills required for a career in diving.

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The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is your key to a new career and a new lifestyle! The IDC begins with independent learning and encompasses both the Assistant Intructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) progamme.

PADI Assistant Instructor:

The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course prepares divers for everything they need to know to become an instructor. It expands your knowledge, skills and experiences to provide a safe diving environment for instructing students.

During this programme, you will learn the PADI System of diver education.
  • Standards and Procedures
  • Effective academic teaching presentations
  • Confined Water skills and techniques
  • Cconducting Open Water training dives
  • The business of diving and addional related topics.

The PADI Assistant Instructor rating allows divers to function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programmes. In order to teach and certify Open Water students, divers must complete the OWSI programme.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor:

When you complete the IDC, you will have been trained and prepared to successfully attend the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). This is the final step toward you Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.

PADI Instructor Examination (IE)

The PADI IE is held over 2.5 days and evaluates what you learnt during the IDC programme. After the completition of the IDC (where you completed both the AI and OWSI programmes) the PADI IE allows you to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

During this programme you will be evaluated on:
  • Dive Theory
  • Knowledge development presentations
  • Confined Water teaching
  • Open Water teaching
  • General diving skills and professionalism

The PADI IE, ties the instructor development section together, allowing divers upon completion, to Instruct Open Water Divers. The start of the instructor levels in the PADI Professional Development.

PADI Instructor Course Octopus



Start Date Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates Course Type Store  
Master of a Small Commercial Dive Boat (MSCDB)
August 2018
23/08/2018 40 HRS BOAT TIME Weekend Boat dive Master of a Small Commercial Dive Boat (MSCDB) Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Diver
August 2018
25/08/2018 Car Pooling available 25/08/2018-26/08/2018 Ocean 01/09/2018-02/09/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
September 2018
08/09/2018 Car Pooling available 08/09/2018-09/09/2018 15/09/2018-16/09/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
22/09/2018 Car Pooling available 22/09/2018-23/09/2018 29/09/2018-30/09/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
October 2018
06/10/2018 Car Pooling available 06/10/2018-07/10/2018 13/10/2018-14/10/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
20/10/2018 Car Pooling available 20/10/2018-21/10/2018 27/10/2018-28/10/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
November 2018
03/11/2018 Car Pooling available 03/11/2018-04/11/2018 10/11/2018-11/11/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
17/11/2018 Car Pooling available 17/11/2018-18/11/2018 24/11/2018-25/11/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
December 2018
01/12/2018 Car Pooling available 01/12/2018-02/12/2018 08/12/2018-09/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
03/12/2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 03/12/2018-04/12/2018 05/12/2018-06/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
10/12/2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 10/12/2018-11/12/2018 12/12/2018-13/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
15/12/2018 15/12/2018-16/12/2018 22/12/2018-23/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
17/12/2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 12+ 17/12/2017-18/12/2018 19/12/2018-20/12/2018 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Scuba Instructor
November 2018
03/11/2018 Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info
December 2018
01/12/2018 Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info