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Become a PADI Dive Instructor (OWSI)
with the formation of IDC diving in Koh Tao

    with hundreds of instructors of trained all the years, Koh Tao is the island of choice to spend your OWSI training.

    You will have the opportunity to be formed in French (if you want) by one of more experienced Director of Koh Tao race diving centre: PADI 5 star Instructor Development Center.

  • What is the diving OWSI instructor training and the IDC on Koh Tao?

  • OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor): Word to designate a PADI diving instructor.
    IDC (Instructor Development Course): Name given to training to become OWSI
    IE (Instructor Exam): Name given to the final review of the IDC
    EFRI (Emergency First Responder Instructor): The EFR training instructor
    EFR (Emergency First Responder): First Aid Training

    The IDC (Instructor Development Course) is the scuba training that allows you to become a diving instructor. It is provided under the aegis of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and conducted by a PADI Course Director (Race director). The IDC is a theoretical and practical training of about two weeks on Koh Tao, punctuated by a final exam called IE (Instructor Examination)

    To conduct the IDC in Koh Tao optimal conditions and to maintain a high success rate (currently 100% success in our center) this review, IDC we divide into 4 parts But let's not forget that the organization and the personal efforts are the secrets to success

    The 4 parts of the formation of diving OWSI instructor

    • The IDC Pre-study to Koh Tao (3-4 days)

    • The IDC Pre-study allows to refresh your knowledge General scuba diving. You will be taken to reconsider the reviews that you have already passed your previous courses PADI and especially the Divemaster. You practice to Koh Tao pool a circuit of exercise)Skill Circuit) to assess your level and correct your gaps if necessary.

    • Assistant Instructor Course to Koh Tao (4 days)

    • The Assistant Instructor Course (which is also an intermediate level between the Divemaster and the OWSI) begins with a takeover of the PADI Instructor manual. You will learn to teach the theoretical part of the training Open Water PADIto demonstrate the course Open Water PADI, to exercises of brieffing and débrieffing effective in confined. After this course you will be at the level Assistant Instructor. You will thus be ability to teach students the theoretical part of training Open Water PADI to the theoretical part of the training of PADI Divemaster and also assist the OWSI instructors during the practical part of the Open Water PADI.

    • OWSI course to Koh Tao (5 days)

    • The OWSI course focuses on the practical aspects of teaching. Your race director at Koh Tao will make you the following presentations:

      • Presentation of the course.
      • Overview of l? diving industry.
      • General and procedures standards.
      • The role of the media and l? prescriptive teaching.
      • Legal liability and risk management.
      • PADI's Scuba Diver course and d?Open Water Diver.
      • Adaptive education.
      • Philosophy of training continues.
      • Business principles for l? diving instructor.
      • Program Adventures in Diving.
      • Course of specialization and Master Scuba Diver program.
      • Rescue Diver course.
      • Divemaster course.
      • Divers fidélisations programs.
      • How to teach the TPL (instructors from d? other than PADI Diver training organizations must follow this presentation).

      Before your IE to Koh Tao, you demonstrate your knowledge of diving theory from 5 reviews on the following topics:

      • Physics
      • Physiological
      • Decompression theory
      • Technical and environment
      • DWT (recreational diving Tables)

      You will need to have a minimum of 75% of success on each of these exams before being able to take the final exam: IE.

    • EFR Instructor Koh Tao (1 day)

    • You must be certified EFR Instructor before coming to the IE. You must be EFR (or equivalent) for less than 24 less for the EFR Instructor training. EFR Instructor training is one day in Koh Tao where you learn to use the EFR Instructor Manual, improve your technical aid and to focus on developing your teaching skills to teach these techniques to others. Once you are certified EFR Instructor authorized to train students in training EFR Koh Tao and around the world

    • EI (Instrutor Exam) (3 days)

    • EI is an evaluation program where you repeat what you learned during the IDC. You must pass this assessment to become an active and well OWSI to teach PADI scuba diving in Koh Tao and around the world. The exam is divided as follows:

      Day 1:

      • Orientation and presentation of the program to candidates
      • Examination of 50 questions on general standards and procedures (open book). You will be required to have at least 75% of the playoff success of the program
      • Theoretical examination of the Divemaster: 5 tests of 12 questions

      Day 2:

      • Completion by the candidate of academic presentation
      • Presentation in a natural environment on Koh Tao than 2 years of a PADI
      • Review current practice of Rescue: unconscious diver on the surface

      Day 3:

      • Demonstration of five types of exercises Open Water
      • Presentation in a protected environment on Koh Tao than 2 years of a PADI
      • Closing ceremony of the review

    If you pass this exam successfully in Koh Tao, you will be certified diving instructor PADI OWSI. You will then be authorized to teach the theory and practice of all PADI courses up to Divemaster includes

  • Requirements

    • You must be 18 years minimum to start the IDC during which you can become a diving instructor
    • You must have a minimum of 60 dives of recorded in your logbook before starting the IDC (training for OWSI).
    • You must have a minimum of 100 dives of recorded in your logbook before you start IE (the final review of the IDC).
    • Be certified PADI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor PADI or equivalent.
    • Be patented for at least 6 months Diver (having obtained his first patent in plunged for at least 6 months).
    • To present a medical certificate dating from less than 12 months.
  • Who speaks of diving PADI (OWSI) instructor training?

  • Diving PADI OWSI instructor training is for all individuals who wish to pursue a professional career in the world of leisure with PADI diving.

  • What to do after the PADI IDC?

    • If you are certified OWSI PADI, The ideal if you want to go further is to continue your professional training in scuba diving by following the formation MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer Courses) and thus learn to teaching specialties in scuba diving. With 5 specialties and 25 certifications you can pretend to be MSDT and thus teaching specialties.
    • If you do not want to continue your training and just enjoy your professional level of diving OWSI instructor, you can start to work in the world of diving as diving in one of the many instructor centre diving this PADI to Koh Tao and everywhere in the world.

    You might also like...

  • List of Koh Tao diving centres
  • Guide to Koh Tao diving rates
  • To apply for additional info
  • OWSI in short...

    IDC Pre-study + OWSI + Assistant Instructor Course + IE
    Minimum age:
    18 years old
    Number of days:
    2 weeks
    Average price of the training:
    36000 THB
    Average price of the mandatory equipment:
    PADI fees:
    22000 THB

    EFR Instructor
    Minimum age:
    18 years old
    Number of days:
    1 days
    Average price of the training:
    6000 THB
    Mandatory equipment:
    3500 THB
    PADI fees:
    3200 THB

    Total average:
    78700 THB
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