Are you a PADI Divemaster who is looking to raise your game and use your skills as a leader to become a scuba instructor? Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? 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.

To become a certified instructor, you need to successfully complete an Instructor Development Course (IDC). The IDC consists of two parts: the Assistant Instructor course (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor program (OWSI). After completing the IDC, you need to successfully finish the Instructor Examination (IE). You can either take a full IDC at once or become an instructor step by step.

  • Assistant Instructor

    The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course is the first step in becoming a Scuba Instructor. The course will get you introduced to the PADI System of education and let you gain experience in teaching. You will learn through confined water skill development, open water workshops, knowledge development, and presentations. After finishing the PADI Assistant Instructor course, you can begin your scuba diving teaching career by independently teaching some PADI courses and assisting with others.

    Assistant Instructor (AI) After eLearning $795 $895
  • EFR Instructor

    Since you have already finished the EFR course, you know how important the CPR and first aid skills are. By becoming an EFR Instructor, you share this knowledge and teach people to help others in need. During the EFR Instructor Course, you focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach the EFR skills to others. The course is conducted through classroom sessions, practical teaching assignments, and independent study.

    EFR Instructor $295

    To become an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor.

  • OW Scuba Instructor

    During the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program, you will learn to conduct all PADI core courses while further developing your teaching skills. During the course, you’ll specifically learn how to apply the PADI System of Education, which you were introduced to during your Assistant Instructor course. You will learn through knowledge development, self-study, lectures, presentations, confined water skill assessments, and open water workshops. The goal of this program is to prepare you for the Instructor Examination and for real-world teaching PADI scuba courses.

    The Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day program that tests your teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. VIP Diving organizes its IDC programs immediately prior to an IE, so you have the opportunity to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor directly after finishing the OWSI program.

    OWSI only After eLearning $795 $895
    Complete IDC (AI + OWSI) After eLearning $1495 $1695

    Prices per person per course. Not including PADI application fees, training material, dive gear and air. PADI Instructor Examination fees not included where applicable.


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Upcoming courses
2020 2021
EFR Instructor Nov 21-22 Feb 6-7
Instructor Development Course (IDC) Nov 24 – Dec 1 Feb 9-17
Instructor Examination (IE) Dec 3-4 Feb 18-19

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