There are cheaper courses out in the market! But ensure that all the extras don't end up costing you more. In order to become a PADI OWSI you need to complete the PADI IDC as well as the Emergency First Aid Instructor rating.

Total cost $4,663*


PADI Instructor Development Course & EFR



All required Padi & EFR learning material



EFR + padi application & IE fees + TRANSFER


PADI materials you will need:

  • PADI Open Water Manual

  • PADI Adventure in Diving

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual

  • PADI Divemaster Manual

  • Diving Knowledge work book

  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers

  • Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving

  • Instructor Manual

  • Recreational Dive Planner Table and eRDPml

  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet*

  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching*

  • Rescue Diver Final Exam booklet *

  • Divemaster Final Exam booklet*

  • Specialty outlines for PPB, Project Aware, Aware CRC*

  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba diving*

  • EFR Instructor Manual & student manual


Equipment you will need:

  • Mask

  • Snorkel

  • Fins

  • Wetsuit

  • BCD

  • Regulator with alternative air source and depth gauge

  • Timing device

  • Dive knife

  • SMB

  • Full lycra


Deciding to become a PADI OPENWATER SCUBA DIVE INSTRUCTOR is the best decision you can make. There is no other qualification like it. The PADI OWSI rating is recognized and accepted world wide and there is nothing else like it. Picture spending years at university to get your degree and then moving to another country only to find out that your qualification is not recognized.

Woking in tropical paradises where sunsets are more important than deadlines is good for your health. But, remember you still need to be professional with the right attitude. This attitude is what employers look for. You will be responsible for ensuring that students and travellers have the most memorable experiences whilst under your guidance.

Swap your suit for board shorts and make the most of this incredible life style. SIGN UP TODAY. Don't stop at the PADI OWSI rating however. Your next step is the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Get qualified to teach five specialties which will make you even more employable. I strongly suggest that you look at the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) specialty instructor rating as it is one of the most sought after specialty dive courses asked for.

Keep up to date with all training standards and be the best you can be. Love the life you embark on and take advantage of everything PADI can do for you....

Happy bubbles,

Kai Steinbeck

PADI Course Director #59118