SDI Open Water Instructor Course (IDC)

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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

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 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

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



- 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. 

- TDI Member upgrade Fees