Age +18 YRS
Duration 2 DAYS

Conducted on Gozo or Malta, depending on dates chosen.

Further IE dates for 2020 for Gozo and Malta



The purpose of the IE is to evaluate your knowledge and skills, to make sure they are sufficient to earn the rating of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. It is an evaluation program that tests your ability to teach, your understanding of dive theory knowledge, a water-skills assessment and your understanding of the complete PADI system.

After the theory and PADI Standards and Procedures exams, you will have been assigned a knowledge development teaching presentation, one confined water presentation and 5 random confined water skills. For the open water presentation, you will have been assigned 2 random skills and the Rescue Exercise No. 7

When attending an IE without your Course Director, or coming to us from another dive centre, please make sure you bring all required materials to the venue, including the document stating you have successfully completed an IDC, your completed enrollment form with payment details and a copy of your medical form.

On Gozo and Malta, the first section of the IE will begin with an orientation and registration of all participants. Confined water logistics will be determined when and where at the orientation, the site will also be announced for the open water section of the IE.


  • Completed an IDC within 1 year
  • 100 logged dives
  • Minimum 18 years of age, or older
  • Completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the last 24 months
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months


The complete IE will be conducted by PADI Staff and when successfull, you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.


Apply for a Free IDC Information Pack at:


Two days

What does this enable me to do? 

Teach PADI courses up to and including the PADI Divemaster


All payments for IE and PADI Membership are made to PADI direct.  – Click here on PADI FEES  for details.

How do I book?

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Where next? 

MSDT preparation and PADI Instructor Specialty Courses

Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!
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