Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) : CHF 900.-

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something that everybody dreams about? To help people in changing their lives? To open the doors toward horizons that you ignored their existence? All that and much more is waiting for you as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of the two components of the PADI monitor training Instructor Development Course (IDC), the base of the PADI instructor training. The forst part is the course PADI Assistant Instructor, followed by the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

The OWSI program last a minimum of 5 days or 3 days for those who follow the personal study online. It presents the full PADI divers training system and focusses on the improvement of your capabilities as professional scuba diving trainer.


  • To be at least 18 years old
  • To be in a good health (medical certificate within less than 12 months required)
  • Being certified Assistant Instructor (AI) or to be scuba diver monitor in active state at another scuba diving training institution during the last 6 months
  • Being certified Emergency First Response Instructor
  • To have at least 60 certified dives with experience in night dive, deep dive and underwater navigation, 100 registered dives for being able to participate in the instructor exam (Instructor Examination)

The course covers:

  • “Academic” presentations :
    – the scuba diving industry
    – general standards and procedures
    – risk management and legal responsibilities
    the role of the media and prescriptive teaching
    – how to teach the tables
    – adaptive teaching
    – the Padi philosophy for continuous education
    – commercial principles for the instructor
    – Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver
    Advanced Open Water Diver program
    – the speciality courses and Master Scuba Diver
    Rescue Diver
    – the divers retention programs
  • Theoretical presentations, presentations in protected environment and presentations in natural environment
  • Evaluation of rescue techniques
  • Evaluation of base techniques of scuba diving

Equipment used:

  • Full scuba diving gear
  • Pocket mask

The price includes:

  • The full training
  • The full Crewpack IDC

The price does not include:

  • Mandatory medical visit
  • Padi certification fees
  • Instructor Examination (IE) fees

What you will be able to do once certified: