PADI Instructor Development Course

The PADI Instructor Development Course combines both the PADI Assistant Instructor program and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program into one single course.

The PADI Assistant Instructor portion of the program is designed to set the foundation of teaching in the confined, classroom and open water environments.

At Ocean Quest, we will build upon the foundation by imparting our teaching experience assisting you in becoming a succesful well rounded instructor.

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course is the second part of the PADI Instructor Development Course.  The focus on this program is to continue building your teaching skills while assisting you in learning how to conduct and market the various programs you can conduct as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

During your OWSI training, we will share our over 20 years of teaching experience giving you insight on how to make your PADI programs exceed minimum standards making them valuable for your students while developing your repuation as a quality PADI Instructor.  

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Why take your PADI Instructor Training at Ocean Quest?

Ocean Quest is one of only two PADI Career Development Centers in Canada - The PADI 5 Star Career Development Center classification is an award achieved by elite dive centres worldwide.  It denotes a dive centre which excels in PADI Instructor Training and in preparing individuals to succeed as dive professionals through specific career training. 

Teaching Experience – Owner and PADI Course Director Greg McCracken has issued well over 1500 instructor level certifications and over 3000 certifications in all levels.  Greg continues to be enthusiastic for teaching and diving.  Every year, he makes a strong effort to learn and evolve as an instructor and as a diver.  Greg truly enjoys assisting his students meet goals as divers and professionals and has instructors around the globe enjoying successful careers in the diving industry.

Greg works with Capilano University to conduct their Professional Scuba Dive Instructor program.  This program attracts up to 24 students every year from across Canada. 

Diving Experience – Greg has a vast array of experience from recreational diving to wreck and technical diving.  Over the past year, Greg has worked closely with DSAT/PADI’s Technical Diving Division to assist them in updating their technical diving programs. 

Industry Experience – Greg has worked in the diving industry since 1992.  Greg is knowledgeable about all aspects of diving including trends in diving equipment, sales and customer service, service and repair, medical and legal issues.  If you have questions, Greg will likely have answers.

Accomplished – In 2006, PADI commenced a new recognition program acknowledging active PADI Course Directors around the Globe.  Greg is one of less than 50 PADI Course Directors in the world to earn the highest recognition available – Platinum!  Greg has earned the Platinum Award consecutively every year.  Greg has also earned other recognition awards from PADI including several Certificates of Excellence.

Fun - This is why we all dive right? Teaching should be the same! Greg is well known for his energetic yet easy going teaching style, which balances humor, real world application and professionalism ensuring that you have a great time while you learn! 



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