SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
DURATION: 10 days
  • 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
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SDi Openwater Scuba Diver Instructor Course

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).

Who this course is for:

Individuals that wish to share their love for the underwater world with others

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

SDI Standards and Procedures
History of SDI
Products and procedures
How to place an order
Registration procedures
Yearly renewals

Liability and insurance
Risk management
Waivers and releases

Filling out an accident report
Methods of instruction
Teaching theory, methods and oral communications
Lesson preparation
Use of training aids
SDI home study program, use of knowledge quest

Successfully selling scuba
Budgeting courses
Recruiting students
Organizing and scheduling a course
Retail sales

Instructor ethics
Physics and physiology of diving

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

Present a minimum of
Two classroom presentations
Two lessons in confined water
Two lessons in open water

Show preparation, planning and control in
Dive management
Diving activities

Perform, to demonstration quality, one complete rescue scenario
Perform a 10 minute survival-float, without the use of swimming aids
Complete a 400 metre swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in less than 10 minutes; swim goggles permitted
Complete a 800 metre swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minutes
Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres / 20 feet; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes
Pool/confined water
Candidates must perform, to demonstration quality, all skills listed in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course
Pool/confined water problem solving

Open Water
In open water candidates must perform, to demonstration quality, all skills listed in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course
Open water problem solving
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

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor minimum requirements:

Satisfactorily complete the SDI Instructor written exam or online equivalent
Successfully complete the IDC and the IEC
Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning class planning and execution

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SDi Open Water Scuba Instructor Standards

SDI Instructor Course

Our SDi Instructor Development Course includes
the following:-

Instructor Development Pack
5 FREE SDi Instructor Specialities
Instructor Evaluation Course

Instructor Development Pack

The following items are included in your Instructor Development Course

Open Water Instructor Manual
Confined Slates
Open Water Slates
Checklist Slate
Advanced Adventure Manual
Rescue Manual
Rescue Slates
Divemaster Rescourse CD
LDC T-Shirt
Standards & Procedures On-line
Baseball Cap

Instructor Evaluation Course

A two day Instructor Evaluation which will test you in
all skills and knowledge of SDi Standards and diving

SDi Instructor Written Examination
Classroom presentation
Confined Water Lesson
Open Water Lesson
Complete Water Skills

5 FREE SDi Instructor Specialities

As part of your SDi Instructor Development we give
you 5 FREE SDi Instructor Specialities for you to Teach

SDi Advanced Buoyancy Control Instructor
SDi Computer Nitrox Instructor
SDi Deep Instructor
SDi Wreck Instructor
CPR OX 1st AED Instructor

Other Available SDi Instructor Specialities

If you need more than 5 Instructor Specialities then we can off the following at an additional cost

SDi Equipment Specialist Instructor
SDi Full face Mask Instructor
SDi Night/Limited Visibility Instructor
SDi Dry suit Instructor
SDi Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
SDi Search & Recovery Instructor
SDi Shore/beach Instructor
SDi Sidemount Instructor
SDi Solo Diver Instructor
SDi Underwater Navigtion Instructor
SDi Boat Diver Instructor
SDi Drift Diver Instructor