As of last Sunday I am now a PADI OWSI or Open Water Scuba Instructor. I went through a month long Instructor Development Course or IDC and last weekend took and passed the Instructor Examination at PADI HQ in Rancho Santa Margherita. Along the way I also became an Emergency First Response Instructor so I can teach people CPR.
To continue on as an Instructor at Sport Chalet I need to “audit” a few classes – one open water and one continuing education – so I learn how it’s done. Then in another month I plan to go from OWSI to MSDT or Master Scuba Diver Trainer so I can teach open water, advanced, rescue, master scuba diver and all the specialties in between. Wahoo!