Open Water Scuba Instructor

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Change your life forever

Want to teach Scuba diving in your spare time or travel the world and work full time?

Travel the world, see new things, make new friends and have fun?


Here at TAL Scuba we have our own PADI Course Director Trevor Leyland and Master Instructor Karen Burnell to oversea your training, they will be your main mentors during your Instructor training with TAL Scuba.

Having such very experienced Instructors involved every day with your course makes all the difference, they have been there, done it and written about it. This is what they do.

Some of TAL Scuba Staff Instructors will also assist Trevor and Karen with your training.

"I have been teaching PADI Instructors for well over a decade and every course I teach is different because YOU are different, We only run small IDC courses as we want to make sure that we can tailer the course to meet your needs. We are not interested in running large IDC where we can hardly get to know each student. We want to help you become the best PADI Instructor you can be" - Trevor Leyland - PADI Course Director

The mentor relationship you will develope with Trevor and Karen will last long after your training and even after you move on to other locations around the world as  a PADI professional, we will be there on the end of a phone or email to assist you as you progress in your diving career.

Your academic, theory and confined water sessions are conducted by Trevor and Karen at our purpose built dive center in Ringwood.

Theory sessions take place in our purpose build state of the art classrooms with the confined water sessions conducted in our on-site heated pool or local municipal swimming pools such as Two Rivers meet in Christchurch. The open water training is normally at local dive sites on the coast such as Swanage, Chesil Beach, Boscombe and inland sites such as Vobster.

But it does not stop when your course has finished. We offer Instructors we have trained the opertunity to assist in teaching real students, real courses along side our Master Instructor Karen Burnell free of charge. You will find this experience invalable. We will help you get your MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer) rating after you complete your PADI Instructor Exam (IE), this is the next rank if you like in the PADI Instructor world.

We also offer any paid work to the Instructors we have trained first, this only seems far.

We wil also help you apply for jobs and supply references if that will help you.


Join us at TAL Scuba today, become part of our professional team today.

"Your PADI Instructor course is a BIG DEAL, you will have to work hard and so will we. We want you to enjoy the training, the long days and the hard work... we want to help you become the very best of PADI Instructors" - Trevor PADI Course Director

Every PADI Pro course is different with TAL Scuba because your course is tailored to YOU

We don't do "one size fits all" Dive Master classes


Who should take this Scuba course?

This course is great for all those wanting to become PADI professional Divers working in the industry but also for those wanting to improve their dive skills and knowledge and those that just want to be better scuba divers, To start the course you must

  • Be 18 years old and have 60 logged dives
  • Certified diver for 6 months or more
  • Be a PADI DiveMaster (or equivalent)
  • Have a current medical from a physician, this normally means an HSE Medical or Military Dive Medical
  • Proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months

How long does this Instructor Course take?

The full IDC takes 5 days

You pay for training but you have to earn certification.  Sometimes this means you may have to repeat small sections of the course, there are no additional training fees if you need to repeat something or need extra training, we just help you improve.

What can I do after I qualify as a PADI Instructor?


What comes next after your PADI Instructor course IDC

PADI AI - Assistant Instructor - PADI Assistant Instructor is the first half of the PADI IDC Instructor Development course to become ad OWSI. AI's can teach some courses on their own. Find out more - PADI AI - Assistant Instructor.

PADI OSWI - Open Water Scuba Instructor - PADI Instructor Find out more - PADI OSWI - Open Water Scuba Instructor.

PADI Speciality Instructor - PADI Dive Master can train to become a speciality Instructor to teach such courses as; 

What is included in this course

  • Instructor Fees and Instruction
  • Pool Fees
  • Special discounted Scuba kit hire rates for the course

What is not included in this courses

  • Learning material see below, Transport, Parking, Gas, Dive Site / Dive Boat Fees, PADI Fees and Kit Hire.

Learning Materials you will need for this PADI Dive Master course include

PADI Divemaster Manual, PADI Instructor Manual, PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Divemaster Slates, RDP table and eRDPML. These are not included as you may already have them.

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