The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program portion of the PADI IDC further hones your leadership and teaching skills to prepare you for life as a PADI Instructor.
You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives to become a PADI Instructor (though you can begin training as one with 60 logged dives).
After you complete your IDC, you demonstrate what you’ve learned in the Instructor Examination (IE). Here a PADI Instructor Examiner independently and objectively assesses your knowledge and skills, testing everything from dive theory to PADI training standards. PADI is the only certification organization that requires an objective, independent examination to qualify as a professional instructor. This balanced and consistent evaluation process is one of the hallmarks that makes PADI professionals the most demanded and respected instructors in the dive industry.