Continue your Instructor Training
OK, so now or very soon you will a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) congratulations! But don’t stop there, as an OWSI you will be able to teach all of the PADI core courses, that in it’s self is fantastic but you missing out on so much more!
Think about Continued Instructor Development, gain more knowledge, increase your diving skills and increase your employment prospects, not to mention the added fun of teaching specialties that you enjoy doing.
Firstly you should be thinking about gaining your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. This will give you the ability to teach 5 additional PADI Specialties as well as the PADI core courses. Tec courses can also be credited to the MSDT rating. Remember there is no limit to the amount of PADI Specialties Instructor ratings you can hold, other than the number of specialties available!
Your ready for more, Padi Staff Instructor. It means sitting though another IDC, although this time your on the other side of the table.
Tec Diving is becoming more and more popular, it is not for everyone, but the ones that enjoy it get a real kick out of teaching it. So maybe look in to becoming a Tec Instructor!