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PADI Dive Instructor Course

Learn with the Dive Centre that does it all

Knowledge, experience & expertise- in all aspects of diving

As one of the premier centres in Australia, we’re interested in a whole lot more than just dive training.  Established for almost 30 years, here at Dive Centre Manly we are actively involved in everything to do with the diving industry.  If you’re keen to train with the best and become a well-rounded and professional instructor, look no further.

  • We have been training Instructors for 20+ years
  • We run some of Sydney’s and Australia’s highest quality Learn to Dive courses, with our own training pool;
  • We teach almost every PADI Specialty, including Equipment Specialty and Gas Blending;
  • We were instrumental in the setting up of Sydney’s first and only fully protected Marine Aquatic Reserve, and we continue to be the major player in conservation and Dive Against Debris events in close collaboration with Project AWARE;
  • We are high quality equipment experts, with Scubapro, Halcyon and Tusa;
  • We are registered and trained Service Technicians and Tank testers;
  • We are the leading Technical Diving shop in Sydney, both in training Technical divers and growing the strong technical diving community;
  • We have a premium full gas blending system to make any helium and oxygen mix;
  • We are one of the only Dive Centres in Australia offering the unique skills development GUE courses
  • We teach everything here- from Intro to Snorkel tours to Trimix Technical Instructor Training

There are many dive centres and dive instructors out there.  As a candidate on Dive Centre Manly’s Instructor Development Course you will get the benefits of the experience of all of the above, and more, to help you achieve your diving dreams, no matter where you plan to go.

What is involved:

  • The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The OWSI program is a minimum of four days.
  • It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

Includes:

  • Dive Centre Manly professional training
  • PADI Assistant Instructor Program
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program
  • Emergency First Instructor Program
  • Air Fills
  • Career Advice and Job Referrals
  • Use of tanks and weights
  • Use of training centre facilities
  • Professional Dive Centre Manly log book and t-shirt
  • elearning access pass

Excludes:

  • PADI Instructor Development Crew Pack ($697 + GST)
  • EFR Instructor crew pack ($256 + GST)
  • Personal dive equipment
  • IDC Application Fee ($257 + GST)
  • Instructor Examination Fee ($890 Direct to PADI)

Cost $1995 ($500 deposit required to secure spot)

Course Duration: 7 full days

For more information please contact us at info@divesydney.com.au or 02 9977 4355

Course Structure

The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes. You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.

Day 1

Morning
Orientation
PADI System Workshop
Candidate Preassessment Exams
Afternoon
Dive Theory Workshop
Confined Water Training Workshop
Confined Water Teaching Presentation – Dry

Day 2

Morning (confined water)
Skill Development Workshop (and swim/tread)
Candidate Confined Water Teaching Presentation – Wet 1
Discover Scuba Diving Workshop – briefing and confined water
Afternoon
Learning and Teaching Workshop
Knowledge Development Presentation Workshop
Risk Management and Licensing Workshop

Day 3

Morning
Open Water Diver Course Scheduling and Set Up Workshop
Candidate Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation – 1
Afternoon (confined water)
Candidate Confined Water Teaching Presentations – Wet 2 and 3

Day 4

Morning
Open Water Training Workshop
Open Water Teaching Presentation – Dry 2
Continuing Education Workshop
Afternoon (open water)
Candidate Open Water Teaching Presentation – Wet 1
Discover Scuba Diving Workshop – open water dive and registration
Advanced Open Water Diver Course Workshop

Day 5

Morning
Candidate Knowledge Development Teaching Presentations – 2 and 3
Sales Techniques Workshop
Early Afternoon (confined water)
Candidate Confined Water Teaching Presentations – Wet 4
Late Afternoon
Dive Theory and Systems, Standards and Procedures Exams

Day 6

Morning (open water)
Candidate Open Water Teaching Presentation – Wet 2
Rescue Diver Course Workshop
Afternoon
Course Close
Makeups

Day 7

EFR Instructor Course

Equipment

  • Weight
  • Tanks (provided)
  • Regulator
  • BCD
  • Alternate air source
  • SMB
  • Surface Signalling Device
  • 4 sided slate or u/w note book (preferred)
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Open heel fins
  • Dive boots
  • Knife or cutting device
  • Exposure suit (7mm or drysuit)

To take this course, you must be:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organisation
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months
  • Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving
  • Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
  • Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organization (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit)
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment
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