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Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

Grove Scuba is the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center in Miami-Dade County and we are committed to offering you the very best in dive training and education. Grove Scuba offers complete PADI Instructor Training in both English and Spanish, and we have instructor courses beginning every month.  Whether its a career path, lifestyle change or just a passionate hobby, become a PADI Instructor with us in the beautiful and vibrant city of Miami.

Housing is available and we can tailor certification packages from open water diver through instructor to meet your individual needs. We look forward to working with you and unleashing your potential as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Instructor Development Courses are scheduled just prior to PADI's regularly scheduled Instructor Examinations. To find an examination that fits into your schedule, Cick here to view the Instructor Development Calendar 


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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course $1,295.00

The PADI Instructor Development Course is designed to prepare qualified candidates to become PADI Instructors. IDC Course is 8-10 days long depending on two different options. The PADI Instructor Development Course consist of a series of slide presentations, a knowledge development session, confined water practices and open water practices. The slide series are divided into two different sections. The full course with Grove Scuba is about 10 days long and it's a total of $1295.00 plus material.

The material is ($645.15) "DM rate"

The new 2014 IDC Crew-Pak Includes:

  • PADI's Guide to teaching manual w/ Binder and Digital Copy
  • Open water Cue cards
  • Confined water cue cards
  • Rescue cue cards
  • AOW cue cards
  • Confined and open water presentation slate
  • PADI Professional reference collection DVD
  • Positive approach to selling DVD
  • Specialty course instructor manuals digital version
  • DM, RESCUE, OW Quizzes and Exams booklets
  • Open Water Diver Course Prescriptive Lesson Guides CD-ROM
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Instructor Application Packet with Hologram Decal

All this in a PADI backpack.

If you take the first section online with PADI E-Learning it's only $346 paid directly to PADI and the cost with us will be $1095.00 plus material for the remaining portion with Grove Scuba. The IDC at this point is only 8 days and it is a convenient way to start studying at your own pace before coming to Miami. Sign up now!

The IE is taken with an examiner from PADI over the course of two days. It's a fee of $749.00 to PADI and that is paid the first day of the exam.

After completing your IDC, we offer the PADI master scuba diver trainer prep course. With this course you will be certified to teach 5 specialty's of your choice once you complete your instructor exam. This course is about 2 days long in addition to the IDC and it's a cost of $400 plus the separate application fees for each individual specialty course.

Accommodations are available starting at $60 a night. There are several choices within a block or two of the shop. Depending upon your preference, you may have access to a pool, gym, restaurants and bars all within walking distance. Please contact us with your needs, so we can find the accommodations that best suit your needs.

Please email or call 305-443-1313 if you have any questions. We are always happy to talk about what we have to offer and to see if we would be a good fit.