Once you have achieved your ScubaMaster qualification, you can commence your Openwater Instructor Course, where you become the ultimate Dive Professional, where you can teach people to start their fabulous journey into the underwater world.
Instructor Training Prep
The IDC curriculum is structured upon the expectation that all candidates have retained the exemplary diving skills and thorough understanding of the dive theory topics that they developed during their Dive Control Specialist training. Prep is for those who may have taken a little break between programs and might be a bit "rusty". PRO DIVE'S experienced staff will provide the tuition and coaching necessary to re-hone your skills and knowledge back to the requisite standard for the ITC.
Instructor Training Course
Your Instructor Course is completed over an 8 – 10 day block. This course will expand on the teaching , presentation and sales skills you have already acquired, plus boost industry knowledge and ensure you are able to present and teach in a professional and safe manner.
The PRO DIVE ITC Plus is an evaluation program that is conducted along identical guidelines to the Instructor Examination that all ITC candidates must attend and pass in order to become qualified Instructors. This program will provide valuable insights into how the real exam is structured especially with regards to scheduling and logistical considerations. Familiarity with the IE structure as well as the additional opportunities to prepare and present knowledge and skill presentations and practice the theory exams will ensure that you approach the final evaluation with confidence.
To gain your OpenWater Instructor Certfication you need to complete an offical evaluation which is conducted over 2 days by an independent certifier. You'll be asked to demonstrate your teaching ability, rescue ability and understanding of dive theory. The IE is pass-fail.
You must be Master Diver Certified with the 5 compulsory specialties completed before starting this course and have logged 100 Dives before certification can be issued. You must own your own gear and it be of a professional standard. You must have valid CPR and Oxygen Certificate. Must be 18 years and Over.