PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course 2021 Nov 10th – Dec 5th




If you set your sights close to home and aspire to work at a local dive center, you can make it a full-time career or a great part-time job! There’s a sense of pride sharing something you are passionate about. You help others enrich their own lives by experiencing the adventure of diving.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program is your final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. You’ll receive comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures, and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment, and candidate presentations

The Instructor Development Course teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling


What Where Days Time

  • Orientation
  • Knowledge Development Presentation Workshop and Candidate Knowledge Development Presentations
  • PADI System Workshop
UBC Life Building Room 0022 November 10th 6:00pm – 9:30pm

  • Knowledge Development 1 & 2
  • PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam (Part 1) (
  • Dive Theory Workshop
  • Risk Management and Licensing Workshop
  • Confined Water Training Workshop and Candidate Confined Water TeachingPresentations
UBC Life Building Room 0022 November 13th 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Open Water Training Workshop and Candidate Open Water Teaching Presentations
  • Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 3
  • Dive Theory Exam (Part 1)
  • Continuing Education Workshop
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Course Workshop
  • Rescue Diver Course Workshop
  • Sales Techniques Workshop
UBC Life Building Room 0022 November 14th 9:00am – 5:00pm
Confined Water

  • (Pool) 24 Skills Circuit
  • (Pool) Perform a 400 meter/yard continuous swim, without swimming aids and using any stroke or combination of strokes.
  • Perform a 10-minute tread, drown-proof, bob, or float using no aids and wearing only a swimsuit.
UBC Pool November 17th 6:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Present at least two integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentations(wet), scoring a minimum of 3.4 on each skill for one presentation
  • Drysuit Spec Instructor Skill
  • In open water, demonstrate with role-model quality the rescue of a simulated unresponsive, nonbreathing diver at the surface.
  • Demonstrate proper Discover Scuba Diving supervision and control during an open water dive.
  • Surfacing a simulated unresponsive non-breathing diver
  • Providing aid at the surface and exiting
  • First aid on boat/shore including rescue breathing for and administering oxygen to the victim using a rescue breathing mask.
Whytecliff Park November 20th 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • EFRI Knowledge Development Assignments
  • EFR Skill Circuit
  • EFR Teaching Assignment
  • EFRI Presentations
  • EFRI Exam
  • Drysuit Specialty Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation
  • Drysuit Spec Instructor Overview
  • Emergency Oxygen Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation
UBC Life Building Room 0022 November 21st 9:00am – 5:00pm

  •  (Pool) Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
  •  Present at least four confined water teaching presentations (wet), scoring a minimum of 3.4 on at least two. For one presentation, the candidate functions without a certified assistant.
  • In confined or open water, demonstrate with role-model quality the rescue of a simulated panicked diver at the surface.
UBC Pool November 24th 6:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Dive Theory Exams (Part 2)
  • Standards and Procedure Exam (Part 2)
  • Instructor Exam Prep
UBC Life Building Room 0022 December 1st 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor Exam

  • Hosted By PADI Examiners, Pass Required
Vancouver December 4th & 5th TBD


Course Includes:

  • PADI Instructor Development Tuition
  • Emergency First Responder Instructor Tuition

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