Diving comes to Basingstoke Sports Centre From 10th March we will be running Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving and PADI Seal Team at Basingstoke Sports Centre, Festival Place from 10:00 until 12:00. Please call the dive centre for further details.
Pool Restarts 28th February Our regular Thursday night pool session at Lord Wandsworth College restarts at 7:30pm on Thursday 28th February. Contact the dive centre to book in if you want to rinse the cobwebs out of your kit before the season starts!
Winter Opening Hours Until the end of February the Dive Centre will be CLOSED on Mondays. Other opening hours are as normal.
OTD becomes a DAN Business Partner Ocean Turtle Diving have become a DAN Business Partner so now , becoming a DAN member and taking advantage of their outstanding dive insurance packages could not be easier! Just click on the header of this article or on the DAN Logo below to join the world's most respected diver safety organisation.
Armed Forces - PADI Professional Training Ocean Turtle is an ELCAS approved Education Provider. If you are interested in pursuing a new career following resettlement or just want to train as a PADI Instructor then call us for details of our approved training programs.
PADI Open Water
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
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.
The OWSI program is a
minimum of four days. It introduces you to the
entire PADI System of diver education and
concentrates on further developing your abilities as
a professional dive educator.
The Fun Part
It’s about life
transformations—both yours and those around you.
The fun part of instructor
training is interacting with course participants
while creating friendships that continue long after
the course concludes.
You’ll begin networking with
other professionals and begin to explore career
opportunities worldwide. You’ll also have the
opportunity to continue your professional education
by participating in
specialty instructor courses, which train you to
teach specialties after instructor certification.
The Challenging Part
The challenging part of
this course is your personal commitment to the
training. The course requires you to complete all
the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course
begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching
presentations daily. Organization and dedication are
What You Learn
the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System
of Education by presenting at least
Two confined water teaching presentations
Two knowledge development presentations
One open water teaching presentations
integrating two skills
You will also attend and
participate in the following 14 curriculum