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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Diving Instructor Course | Dive HQ Westhaven

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 | Diver with Octopus | Dive HQ Westhaven



Start Date Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates Course Type Store  
Advanced Open Water
August 2019
24/08/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details 24/08/2019-25/08/2019 Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
October 2019
26/10/2019 At Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior- Contact store for details 26/10/2019-27/10/2019 Advanced Open Water Westhaven Full Course Info
Divemaster
July 2019
06/07/2019 Divemaster Course Starts the first weekend of every Month Divemaster Westhaven Full Course Info
August 2019
03/08/2019 Divemaster Westhaven Full Course Info
Emergency Oxygen Provider
August 2019
11/08/2019 11th August Emergency Oxygen Provider Westhaven Full Course Info
National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)
July 2019
06/07/2019 National Certificate in Diving (Foundation) Westhaven Full Course Info
National Certificate in Diving (Leadership)
July 2019
06/07/2019 National Certificate in Diving (Leadership) Westhaven Full Course Info
Night Diver
July 2019
12/07/2019 Requires 2 days out Night diving 12/7/2019 Night Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
August 2019
09/08/2019 Night Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
September 2019
13/09/2019 Night Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
October 2019
11/10/2019 Night Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
November 2019
08/11/2019 Night Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Diver
August 2019
17/08/2019 17/08/2019-18/08/2019 24/08/2019-25/08/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
September 2019
07/09/2019 7/09/2019-8/09/2019 14/09/2019-15/09/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
21/09/2019 21/09/2019-22/09/2019 28/09/2019-29/09/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
October 2019
05/10/2019 5/10/2019-6/10/2019 12/10/2019-13/10/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
19/10/2019 19/10/2019-20/10/2019 26/10/2019-27/10/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
November 2019
02/11/2019 2/11/2019-3/11/2019 9/11/2019-10/11/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
16/11/2019 16/11/2019-17/11/2019 23/11/2019-24/11/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
30/11/2019 31/11/2019-1/12/2019 7/12/2019-8/12/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
December 2019
14/12/2019 14/12/2019-15/12/2019 21/12/2019-22/12/2019 Open Water Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Open Water Scuba Instructor
August 2019
12/08/2019 Open Water Scuba Instructor Westhaven Full Course Info
Rescue Diver
July 2019
26/07/2019 Rescue Diver Westhaven Full Course Info
Workplace First Aid
August 2019
17/08/2019 9-5pm 17/08 and 9am-1pm 18th August Workplace First Aid Westhaven Full Course Info