PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (OWSI) in Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Bali Indonesia.
PADI Platinum Course Director 's PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course is a 6-days class designed to prepare qualified candidates to become PADI Instructors in Asia. This course is scheduled during the last 6 days of our Instructor Development Course (IDC). Either the OWSI program or the entire IDC must be completed before attending the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). Combining the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the OWSI program in to a continuous program makes up the entire IDC.
Scuba instructors certified by other organizations may cross over to PADI by successfully completing the OWSI program and the IE. You will need to arrive the day before to complete the Orientation though so it is a 6-½ day course.
Please consult Course Director for advice. Chong's advice will be based on your attitude, experience, level of dive knowledge, diving ability, overall understanding of the dive market and consumer attitudes, and your ability to grasp new concepts through independent study. Remedial training, additional IDC curriculum presentations, or full IDC with or without the Pre-study and preparation workshop may be advised.
Entry requirements for OWSI Open Water Scuba Instructor program:
- Be certified as PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical
examination conducted within the past 12 months from the start date of
the IE must be signed and state Fit for diving ( PADI medical Statement
- Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed
and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (100 logged dives to
attend the IE, except as noted below), as documented in the individuals
log book and have documentation of experience in deep, night and
- Submit proof of CPR training within the past 24 months.
- Submit documentation (photocopy) of any qualifying certifications issued
by another recreational diver training organization.
- If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster Course Diver
Rescue Skills Assessment.
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