5 - 16 September 2021


The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organisation the knowledge to effectively function as an open water scuba diver instructor. This program is divided into two sections, an instructor development course (IDC) ran by our in-house Course Director and an instructor evaluation course (IEC).

Who this course is for:

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

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: CPR, first aid, and oxygen provider courses may be combined with the IDC Program by qualified instructors

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

SDI Instructor Training in Egypt

SDI Instructor Training

Push your boundaries and become an Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor with Scuba Diving International. Attend an Instructor Development Course and Instructor Examination and become a part of the International Training family - one of the most friendly and professional training agencies in the World!

Already a Scuba Instructor with another agency and wanting to change? Contact us for details on how to cross over to SDI and TDI.

SDI Diving in Egypt

* denotes that equivalent qualifications from other agencies can be used to meet pre-requisite certifications

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