The SDI instructor course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor. This program is broken up into two (2) sections, an Instructor Development course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation course (IEC).

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
Teach the Open Water Scuba Diver through Assistant Instructor courses .


This Programme is designed to train qualified IANTD Divemasters and Assistant Instructors, who are not already Scuba Instructors, to teach IANTD Open Water Diving Programmes. The IANTD Oxygen Administrator & Diving First Aid may only be issued if the instructor attends a crossover course for this material.

These individuals may teach and assess Snorkel Skin Diver, OW Free Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Deep Diver, and Rescue Diver Programmes. Open Water Instructors may also supervise Assistant Instructors.

If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the Instructor shall require an appropriate orientation.