29510_10150189091325524_4704812_nSeven Seas Scuba is an honored PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center with an dedicated on-site Course Director. Outstanding education is one of Seven Seas Scuba’s focal points starting from the first levels of scuba training through professional level courses. Please call or email us to discuss your future path as a PADI Instructor!

  • Class fees – $950 (Combine AI and OWSI courses into a full IDC course for a Price break of $196 as no AI application fee is required)
  • eLearning – $390 (If you already completed the eLearning program during your AI course and it is dated wihtin the last 2 months, you do not need to complete it again.)

PADI eLearning

  • OWSI Application fee (payable to PADI due at the Instructor Exam) – $175
  • IE fee (payable to PADI due at the Instructor Exam) – $690
  • Course materials required and not included in the class fees – Call for pricing
    (total cost may vary per person as divers may currently own certain listed materials)*

    • PADI Instructor Manual (current PADI dive professionals may download, save, and/or print a current PADI Instructor Manual from the PADI Pros Site for free)
    • Presentation Outlines and Knowledge Review Answer Keys for the OW, AOW, Rescue, and Divemaster programs (current PADI dive professionals may download, save, and/or print these from the PADI Pros Site for free)

The following items are available in the IDC crew-pak

  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching manual w/Binder & CD and info sheet
  • Specialty Course Instr. Manual, Instructor Cue Cards (slates):
    • Confined Water
    • OW
    • AOW
    • Rescue Diver
    • Divemaster
  • OW Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  • Student Skill Practice Slate
  • Open Water Multilingual Prescriptive Lesson Guides CD-ROM
  • OW Quizzes & Exams
  • Rescue Diver Exams
  • Divemaster Exams
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Guide
  • Positive Approach Selling DVD
  • Instructor Application
  • Evaluation Enrollment Form
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Candidate Info & Training Record Form
  • Blue Hologram Decal
  • PADI Backpack

The following items are required, not included in the IDC crew-pak but available for purchase separately

  • PADI Pro Logbook (note, this is included in the DM crew-pak)
  • All Updated Course Manuals (Open Water thru Divemaster)
  • Recreational Dive Planners (eRDPml and Table) including Instructions for Use Booklets
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (note, this is included in the DM crew-pak)
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook (note, this is included in the DM crew-pak)

* We will help you in pricing the materials you determine you will need. Depending on the materials in need, some may be available for use by you during your course, others may be available for purchase.

To be eligible as an OWSI Instructor Candidate with Seven Seas Scuba, the following pre-requisites must be met:

  • You must be at least 18 years or older to start the program
  • You must be able to show proof of at least 100 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • You must hold a current CPR certification
  • You must be a PADI Assistant Instructor (or be a scuba instructor in good standing with another recognized training organization for at least 6 months to enter the OWSI program as a “cross-over”)
  • You must be a current CPR/First Aid Instructor or have an EFR Instructor Course scheduled
  • You must hold current professional liability insurance
  • You must have a completed Medical Statement (signed by a physician) dated within the past 12 months (note: you will also be asked to provide this if you decide to complete a full IDC and sit for an Instructor Exam)

AugustOWClassPoolWe look forward to helping you reach your professional goals. Please contact us to set up a consultation time to discuss the OWSI Instructor course in more detail.

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