SDI OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER INSTRUCTOR
The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organization the knowledge to effectively function as an open water scuba diver instructor. This program is divided into two sections, an instructor development course (IDC) and an instructor evaluation course (IEC).
Minimum age 18
Certified diver for a minimum of 6 months
Proof of 100 logged dives completed in a number of different environments with varying depths
Be certified as a SDI Divemaster, SDI Assistant Instructor, or equivalent
Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider*, where local law permits
Required Skill Performance for IEC, the student must:
Present a minimum of
One classroom presentation, minimum time 15 minutes in duration
One full lesson in confined water
One full lesson in open water
The evaluating instructor trainer must verify all required subjects were covered and skills were performed
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
Teach the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty, Computer Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Assistant Instructor course
(signed by a physician)
IANTD Open Water Instructor
This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Dive Masters or IANTD Assistant Instructors as IANTD Open Water or Open Water EANx Instructors
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.
Which program an Open Water Instructor can teach?
- Open Water Free Diver
- Open Water Diver
- Enriched Air Nitrox Diver – Only if Open Water Nitrox Instructor
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- Deep Diver
- Rescue Diver
What do you need to enroll in this program?
- Must be qualified as an:
- IANTD Divemaster or higher or equivalent.
- IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent.
- IANTD CPR or equivalent.
- IANTD First Aid or equivalent.
- IANTD Oxygen Administrator or equivalent
- NOTE: Must be qualified as an EANx Diver with proof of a minimum of 10 dives on EANx to be able to teach EANx as an Open Water instructor.
(signed by a physician)