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Want to regain your PADI Instructor Status?

Ever wondered what happens when you stop becoming an Instructor and Leave PADI? Wonder no more, once you have been out of Teaching Status for 10 years you will receive a message similar to this

Dear [Member] | Member #[Number]

We just wanted to advise that you have spent considerable time, energy and investment becoming a PADI Instructor. Perhaps you planned an exciting new career or maybe you intended to teach only occasionally, but sometimes life interferes with even the best laid plans.

When PADI Instructors have a break in continuous annual membership renewal, they are required to complete some form of retraining before regaining Teaching status. The retraining required depends in part on how long it has been since you were last renewed and authorised to teach PADI courses.

Since you have not renewed your PADI Membership in the last ten or more years*, you are required to renew your membership and then complete the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program and a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) to return to PADI Teaching status.

You can either go to your local PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre or find one in a location of your choice by accessing the PADI Dive Shop Locator. When you’re ready, PADI will take care of your IDC application and your initial IE fees as a way of saying “Welcome back” – that’s a value of over AU$1000!

* To confirm your eligibility, call a Regional Training Consultant or email training.

Please also note that professional insurance is recommended and may be required in your area.

PADI Asia Pacific Members certified more PADI divers in 2017 than ever before in PADI’s history. There’s never been a better time than now to get back into Teaching status as a PADI Instructor.

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