SDI Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor

Course Cost: $2500.00

ELearning Course Code: $310.00

Instructor Crew Pak:  $240.00

Class, Pool, Training & Evaluation: $1780.00

Instructor Registration: $170.00

Becoming A SDI Instructor

If you are a people person and are passionate about scuba diving, this is your opportunity to go from recreational to professional. Teaching scuba diving will allow you to share your passion for scuba diving with others while working at terrific diving locations and travelling around the world!

To become an instructor you must first have completed your divemaster course or internship.

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

may 2018

05may9:00 pm5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

06mayalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12may(may 12)9:00 am13(may 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

june 2018

02junallday09Bonaire Group Trip

03junalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09jun(jun 9)9:00 am10(jun 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

july 2018

08julalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

14jul(jul 14)9:00 am15(jul 15)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

august 2018

04augallday11Cozumel Group Trip

05augalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11aug(aug 11)9:00 am12(aug 12)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

september 2018

01sepallday08Costa Rica Group Trip

02sepalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08sep(sep 8)9:00 am09(sep 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

october 2018

06octallday13Roatan Group Trip

07octalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am14(oct 14)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2018

04novalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

december 2018

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2019

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

Course prerequisites:

  • 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

* Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the IDC program by qualified instructors

What’s next after completing your Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor course? become a SDI Instructor Trainer

Give us a call for all the Information about the top roll in SDI training

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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Costs

Course Cost: $2500.00

ELearning Course Code: $310.00

Instructor Crew Pak:  $240.00

Class, Pool, Training & Evaluation: $1780.00

Instructor Registration: $170.00

How Does It Work

Becoming A SDI Instructor

If you are a people person and are passionate about scuba diving, this is your opportunity to go from recreational to professional. Teaching scuba diving will allow you to share your passion for scuba diving with others while working at terrific diving locations and travelling around the world!

To become an instructor you must first have completed your divemaster course or internship.

What Does It Cover

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
Calendar

may 2018

05may9:00 pm5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

06mayalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12may(may 12)9:00 am13(may 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

june 2018

02junallday09Bonaire Group Trip

03junalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09jun(jun 9)9:00 am10(jun 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

july 2018

08julalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

14jul(jul 14)9:00 am15(jul 15)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

august 2018

04augallday11Cozumel Group Trip

05augalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11aug(aug 11)9:00 am12(aug 12)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

september 2018

01sepallday08Costa Rica Group Trip

02sepalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08sep(sep 8)9:00 am09(sep 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

october 2018

06octallday13Roatan Group Trip

07octalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am14(oct 14)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2018

04novalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

december 2018

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2019

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

Prerequisites

Course prerequisites:

  • 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

* Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the IDC program by qualified instructors

Whats Next

What’s next after completing your Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor course? become a SDI Instructor Trainer

Give us a call for all the Information about the top roll in SDI training

What Else

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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