The PADI Instructor Examination (IE) 2 ½ days

This two and a half day evaluative program is conducted by Examiners from PADI.

To enter the IE you need to have completed an entire IDC / OWSI course within the past 12 months and have logged 100 dives.

Having successfully completed an Indepth IDC or OWSI with Chris you will find there is nothing new expected of you here !!!

You will have 5 Dive Theory exams: Physics, Physiology, The Recreational Dive Planner, Equipment, General Skills and The Diving Environment – yes – exactly the same topics as on your PADI Divemaster Course and IDC / OWSI.
One PADI General Standards and Procedures Exam covering EXACTLY the same material as the one you did on your Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the one we added to our IDC.

One Prescriptive Teaching Knowledge Development presentation, again EXACTLY the same as you did on the IDC.
One Confined Water presentation involving one skill either from the Open Water Course or Rescue Diver Course – yes EXACTLY the same as you practiced on the IDC.

One Open Water presentation with 2 skills, one from the Open Water Course and one from a Continuing Education Course (Adventures, Rescue etc) yes – EXACTLY the same as you did during the IDC !!!

You will do a demonstration of Exercise #7 from the PADI Rescue Diver Course, using Mouth to Pocket Mask or Mouth to Mouth depending on which you have been assigned, EXACTLY as you did during your IDC / OWSI.
You will have a skill circuit of 5 skills taken from the skill circuit performed during the Divemaster Course, Assistant Instructor and IDC / OWSI course.

That’s it … the program is pass or fail.

Once successful, candidates will be certified as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors (OWSI) and be qualified to teach courses from Open Water up to Divemaster.
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