After successfully completing an OWSI program, or an entire IDC an Instructor candidate is eligible to participate in a PADI IE, as long as the candidate has documentation of at least 100 logged dives including experience in deep, night and navigation diving.
The purpose of an IE is to evaluate if an Instructor candidate's knowledge and skills are sufficient to earn the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. The IE is an evaluative program that tests the teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, water skill level, understanding of the PADI system and the candidate's attitude & professionalism.
Cost of the IE is $825.00 and is paid directly to PADI at commencement of the program.
As a PADI Instructor, whether an AI or OWSI, you have the ability to introduce people to snorkeling and scuba diving through various programs and courses. PADI Instructors are the worlds most sought after professional educators with career opportunities worldwide, in more than 175 countries and territories. PADI is the world’s largest and most popular diver training organisation, with Instructors and facilities that have met the dive industry’s highest training, business and professional standards. PADI is the way the world learns to dive!.