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).
Present a minimum of:
Two classroom presentations
Two lessons in confined water
Two lessons in open water
Show preparation, planning and control in
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 an 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
Candidates must perform, to demonstration quality, all skills listed in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course
Pool/confined water problem solving
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
PREREQUISITES TO PARTICIPATION:
- You must be Certified and current Divemaster or Assistant Instructor
- Must have at least 100 Logged dives
- You must complete a diving medical questionnaire
- All Training Materials
- An action-packed 8-day program with instruction by some of the Industry's most influential instructor trainers.
- A comprehensive equipment configuration and dry drills session
- 3 Pool Sessions
-2 Open Water Sessions
- All dive site entry permits
- All Gases required for the course.
- The Instructor Evaluation day.
-Any equipment hire and accommodation.
- SDI Member upgrade Fees