Open Water Scuba Instructor

A dive Instructor needs little introduction by now. If you love diving and want to share that love with other people, there is simply no other way to do so as effectively and efficiently as to become a qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. It’s not easy, but it is incredibly rewarding, success here means you can take non-divers and introduce them to the underwater world, and their safety is your responsibility. That’s no mean feat, and no little achievement!

To become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you need to complete a 4 day coaching course (no assessment) with a Course Director. Then, to actually earn your stripes, you have to pass a 2-day assessment conducted by PADI examiners (and for which you must pay PADI directly).

Once you’re qualified… you can teach people to scuba dive!

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor


The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor requires a minimum of 90 hours training.

You must be a certified PADI Assistant Instructor with a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 15 must be deep dives (below 27m) and some must be night dives, Nitrox dives and navigation dives. You should also: be able to demonstrate a range of experience in different diving conditions; have an up to date First Aid & CPR certification; be minimum of 18 years old; be medically fit to dive; have a current HSE Dive Medical.

• Learning materials
• Instruction
• Standard pool time
• Air fills
• Scuba equipment

Any completed forms we have requested and your learning pack. A relentlessly positive attitude, role model behaviour and plenty of enthusiasm 🙂  Any dive gear of your own that you wish to use.

Want to know more about which courses you can do next?
Check out the COURSE PROGRESSION CHART or get in touch with us to discuss options.

We look forward to diving with you soon:)

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