PADI Instructor

 PADI Instructor

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of and in Gran Canaria? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn”t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor,

  • Duration: 10-12 days


  • To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
    • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
    • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
    • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
    • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
    • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months



During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least Two confined water teaching presentations
Two knowledge development presentations
One open water teaching presentations integrating two skillsYou will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:

    • Course Orientation
    •  Dive Industry Overview
    • General Standards and Procedures
    • The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
    • Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
    • PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
    • Adaptive Teaching
    • The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
    • Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
    • Adventures in Diving Program
    • Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
    • Rescue Diver Course
    • Divemaster Course
    • Diver Retention Programs
    • How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete.)
    • You will demonstrate competence at performing all 24 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation.
    • You will performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.
  • During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part .

What You Can Teach

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak (to be purchased seperately) includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (Open Water and Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • Instructor Development Course Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual
All courses and certificates by PADI international diving association.

PADI Instructor

€ 875,00