Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is your final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the OWSI, you'll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earns PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd.
PADI Instructors do things others can only daydream about.
If you want to live an extraordinary life, you're in the right place!

What do I need to start?
  • PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months ( check with a PADI Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials.)
  • Hold a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
  • Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
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  • **Private IDC'S available in Orland Park. If you have a group we can schedule an IDC, at your facility!**
  • We are approved for VA benefits
  • Instructor-level continuing education courses available following every IDC!
  • Accommodations near Orland Park:
    Just mention you are with Scuba Emporium for special rates!
    • Wingate by Windham-Tinley Park (708) 614-6914
    • Comfort Inn & Conference Centre-Orland Hills (708) 403-1100
    • Super 8 Motel - Mokena (708) 479-7808

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