Combined instructor events enable candidates to complete either the Open Water Instructor (from Dive Leader) or Advanced Instructor (from OWI) in the course of one week.

If a week is easier to manage in your diary than training over multiple weekends, this could be a great choice!

These events also tend to run later in the season as some are scheduled overseas, again potentially working better with some people's schedules.

Two routes are possible with these combined events.

  • Open Water Instructor - For Dive Leaders the Instructor Foundation Course is an excellent introduction to teaching our sport, this is followed by the Open Water Instructor Course, Theory Instructor Exam and Practical Instructor Exam. (Note, if you have already done the IFC you can still join and advance from there)
  • Advanced Instructor - For those who hold the OWI qualification and are Advanced Divers the Advanced Instructor Course and Examination are available.

Although the events have been run overseas for many years, recently we have organised UK based events allowing for the same consolidated period of training at a small number of venues.

Benefits of a combined event

The combined events have always been successful with a high pass rate. Much of this success is due to the hard work and co-operation of the students who work together and help each other in many ways during the week. The lack of distractions from the home and work life are also helpful.

The instructors are an experienced team who are dedicated to making the event a success and are available to help almost all of the time. The evenings allow for some socialising with the discussions usually focusing on diving and frequently drifting back to instruction and instructional techniques. All of this adds up to a very high standard being achieved. 

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Need help?

If you would like to discuss combined events further then please contact Jenny on 0151 350 6259 or by email.

If you can't find a suitable event please do get in touch. We can look to arrange additional events.

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