Instructor Development - PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Your journey to becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

After meets and greets, you will start the EFR Instructor Course. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to teach EFR courses both in and outside the diving community.


The Preparation and IDC are held in our PADI 5 Star instructor training facility by our in-house PADI Course Director, Photis Petousis, who has an impressive 25 years in the dive industry! He will polish up your basic dive skills and knowledge in preparation for the IDC itself. By the end of the preparation Photis will know where your strengths and weaknesses lie, therefore creating an IDC tailored to your needs. This is one of the many reasons why we have an amazing pass rate in the IDC and IE's.


You will learn how to apply the PADI system of education by presenting confined water teaching presentations, knowledge development presentations and open water teaching presentations. You will also attend many curriculum presentations and show competence at skill demonstration, the 800m swim and dive theory exams.

IDC instructor course - Poseidon Dive Centre PADI
Duration : 10+ Days
Minimum age : 18 years old

 See Prerequisites and Experience required

See our Internships for a more in depth approach



To take this course you must :


Be at least 18 years old
Be a PADI Divemaster, or instructor with another organisation
Be an EFR Instructor (EFRI)
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
Have a minimum of 60 logged dives (100 logged dives to start the IE)
Have completed first aid training within the past 24 months

What's Included:


FREE IDC Preparation (IDC Prep)

Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Instructor Examination (IE) support and transport Included

Additional Options :

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
5 Instructor Specialities

Once you have successfully completed the IDC you can start training for your 5 Specialities which can include Deep, Night, Navigation, Nitrox and Digital Underwater Photography. As an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) you will be able to teach all of the PADI recreational diving courses as well as these 5 specialities.

To qualify as an OWSI you will need to pass some exams which will be conducted by a PADI examiner. We will support you through this and include transport to the exams. There's no waiting around, you will be told that you have passed there and then! Nobody likes to wait by the post box. At this point you will have become a PADI OWSI.

Your IDC should take place immediately prior to your chosen examination dates.
Please see the IE dates below.


2018 DatesLocation
28-29 April
23-24 JuneLimassol
22-23 SeptemberLimassol
01-02 DecemberLimassol

Instructor Specialties (package of 5)


Learn how to teach 5 specialty courses. Completing this package of instructor courses with our PADI Course Director means you can teach your 5 specialties from day one. Usually you would have to wait until you have certified 25 students. Instead, once you've certified 25 divers, you can apply to upgrade to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

Duration : 2 days

For any more information on our PADI Pro courses, please contact us.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Internship

Come for a month! Take an extra two weeks to really learn your dive theory. Practice in water skills, teaching techniques and learn the PADI system to make your IDC and IE a breeze! This is a fantastic opportunity to become a PADI Pro and after completing the PADI Instructor Exams you will be able to teach all PADI's scuba courses e.g. Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Adv. Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and of course your 5 specialities.


Our highly qualified and experienced PADI Instructors and Course Director will be on hand to guide and teach you. We will arrange social activities to get to know each other and the other staff and/or interns in the dive centre, so you can really relax and feel at home. PADI Instructor Examinations (IE) are held 4 times a year but you will need to stay after your exams for a few days to complete your specialities.


Our internship includes...

AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
FULL DIVE EQUIPMENT RENTAL - included for duration
UNLIMITED DIVING - for the duration of your internship
EFR INSTRUCTOR - teach EFR courses
IDC Prep - full preparation, re-capping and extra training pre IDC
IDC - Instructor Development Course, held in our facility
IE Support - Instructor Examination support and transport
SPECIALITY INSTRUCTOR x 5 - Deep, Night, S&R, Nitrox and Digital Underwater Photography
CREW PACK - Manuals, slates, DVDs


If you require accommodation, please contact us to discuss your needs.

EFR Instructor (EFRI)

With this 1 to 2 day(s) course conducted by our EFR Instructor Trainer, you will be qualified to teach the Emergency First Response, first aid courses. You can take this course as part of the instructor development course or on its own.