PADI IDC United Divers in Sydney Australia

Sydney, Australia

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Welcome to the website of PADI Course Director and EFR Instructor Trainer Des Paroz. Here you’ll find information on a range of PADI and EFR courses, including instructor level training with PADI, and CPR/First Aid instructor training with Emergency First Response.

Desconducts his courses through United Divers Wollongong, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center located in Wollongong, approximately 1 hour south of Sydney.  Wollongong is the major city of the Illawarra region, and is easily accessible from Southern Sydney, the Macarthur District and the Southern Highlands, as well as the South Coast of NSW.

The OWSI Program is the second half of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), following on from the PADI Assistant Instructor Course.

Conducted over a minimum of four days (by PADI Standards), our OWSI Program is scheduled over 6 days.  This gives you more time for learning at a relaxed pace, and allows time to undertake our FREE bonus Specialty Instructor Training Course for the new PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty.  When you complete your OWSI Program (or complete IDC) with United Divers, you’ll not only be qualified to attend the PADI Instructor Exam, but you’ll also be certified as a Specialty Instructor in this important area of diving

During the OWSI Program you’ll be exposed to a wide range of topics and workshops that will prepare you to be a great dive instructor.  You’ll learn about the dive industry, risk management, the business of diving, and how to conduct a wide range of PADI Programs.  You’ll further refine the knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching skills you learnt during your AI Course, and be able to apply those skills to the full range of PADI diver courses.

Our OWSI Programs are conducted in two formats – either full time (6 continuous days) or part time (over three weekends).  See our Instructor Development Course Calendar for more information on dates.