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  
Advanced Open Water
January 2019
19/01/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Trip Away 19/01/2019-20/01/2019 Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
26/01/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Trip Away 26/01/2019-27/01/2019 Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
February 2019
23/02/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
March 2019
23/03/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
April 2019
27/04/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
May 2019
25/05/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
June 2019
22/06/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details Trip Away Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
Emergency First Response
February 2019
06/02/2019 Emergency First Response Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Diver
January 2019
05/01/2019 05/01/2019 05/01/2019-06/01/2019 12/01/2019-13/01/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
07/01/2019 07/01/2019 07/01/2019-08/01/2019 09/01/2019-10/01/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
14/01/2019 Holiday Programme 12+ 14/01/2019-15/01/2019 16/01/2019-17/01/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
19/01/2019 19/01/2019 19/01/2019-20/01/2019 26/01/2019-27/01/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
21/01/2019 Holiday Programme 12+ 21/01/2019-22/01/2019 23/01/2019-24/01/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
28/01/2019 Holiday Programme 12+ 28/01/2019-29/01/2019 30/01/2019-31/01/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
February 2019
02/02/2019 02/02/2019 02/02/2019-03/02/2019 09/02/2019-10/02/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
16/02/2019 16/02/2019 16/02/2019-17/02/2019 23/02/2019-24/02/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
March 2019
02/03/2019 02/03/2019 02/03/2019-03/03/2019 09/03/2019-04/03/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
16/03/2019 16/03/2019 16/03/2019-17/03/2019 23/03/2019-24/03/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
30/03/2019 30/04/2019 30/03/2019-31/03/2019 06/04/2019-07/04/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
April 2019
27/04/2019 27/04/2019 27/04/2019-28/04/2019 04/05/2019-05/05/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
May 2019
11/05/2019 11/05/2019 11/05/2019-12/05/2019 18/05/2019-19/05/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
25/05/2019 25/05/2019 25/05/2019-26/05/2019 01/06/2019-02/06/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
June 2019
22/06/2019 22/06/2019 22/06/2019-23/06/2019 29/06/2019-30/06/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Scuba Instructor
February 2019
11/02/2019 NZQA Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info
Rescue Diver
February 2019
09/02/2019 Rescue Diver Westhaven Full Course Info