You’ve earned your PADI Divemaster. You’ve logged 100 dives. You’ve experienced amazing dive sites. All your training has led up to this moment.
The PADI Instructor Development Course is the next step forward on a dive career that is already marked with incredible achievements. But in true Broadreach form, you’re ready to keep pushing and achieve even more. This two-week instructor course covers all the skills and teacher training you’ll need to know in order to write the PADI Instructor Examination and become a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). As an OWSI, you will be rated to teach courses such as PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Skin Diver, Discover Snorkeling and more.
“Although challenging at times, I could not imagine a better way to spend a summer. ” — Patrick LaMontagne, S. Africa
Spend two weeks on St. Martin, honing your skills in and out of the water. Learn to independently conduct classes and become expert on the PADI teaching methodology. Earn your PADI Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI), and then ultimately, write the big instructor exam at the end. You’re in.
3 physical education college credits through Lesley University
TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
- PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI)
- Emergency First Responder Instructor
What are my next steps?
At a Glance
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- 3 Credits
- Earn 3 college physical education credits through the American Council on Education (ACE)
- Live at the Broadreach training facility in Anse Marcel, St. Martin
- Practice in-water skills at Creole Rock dive site
- Learn the methodology on how to teach PADI Diver course academics
- Learn how to teach the surface and in-water skills of the Open Water and Rescue courses
- Take the two-day Instructor Examination, a 4-part exam
Our most popular service trip: Peru Spanish and Culture. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Explore cities, villages and ruins. Dig into Inca history + camp under starry skies. Yes, this is Spanish class. As you hone your grasp of the language, do community service work in Quechua Indian communities. >
- Experience Required
- PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)
- Minimum 100 logged dives
- Proof of Current EFR certification
- Proof of PADI Divemaster, Rescue Diver and Advcanced Open Water certifications
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school graduate
- St. Martin