Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor and SDI Crossover
Course Structure and Duration
What you will learn:
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The SDI Instructor course is designed to teach current divemasters or assistant instructors the knowledge to safely function as an open water scuba instructor. This program is divided into two sections, an instructor development course (IDC) and an instructor evaluation course (IEC).
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may teach the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Assistant Instructor courses
1. Minimum age 18
2. Certified diver for a minimum of 6 months
3. Provide proof of 100 logged dives completed in a number of different environments with varying depths
4. Be certified as a SDI Divemaster, SDI Assistant Instructor, or equivalent.
5. Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider*, where local law permits
* Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the IDC program by qualified instructors
1. SDI Standards and Procedures
2. History of SDI
3. Products and procedures
4. Liability and insurance
5. Filling out an accident report
6. Methods of Instruction
7. Successfully selling SCUBA
8. Instructor Ethics
9. Physics and Physiology of diving
1. The minimum number of hours under direct supervision for the SDI IDC is 40 hours
2. The minimum number of hours under direct supervision for the SDI IEC is 10 hours
3. A minimum of 100 hours is required for the entire course; 40 hours from the divemaster or assistant instructor course may be credited at the discretion of the instructor trainer or IT staff instructor. Fifty hours of training must occur under the direct supervision of a current SDI Instructor Trainer or IT Staff Instructor.