• SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor

SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI)

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 skills 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).

This course is for:

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

With many traditional instructor programs the new instructor is limited to teaching the basic entry level programs. Motor City Scuba offers the Instructor Development Course with additional programs to create an instructor that has more training and experience and is also able to offer more programs beyond the traditional entry level instructor. 

The Instructor Training Course with with Motor City Scuba includes:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor Development Course (IDC)
  • SDI Elite Instructor Prep Program
    • SDI Computer Nitrox Instructor Training
    • SDI Deep Instructor Training
    • SDI UW Navigation Instructor Training
    • SDI Rescue Review Instructor Training
    • SDI Shore Diver Instructor Training
    • SDI Drysuit Instructor Training

After successful completion the candidate will be qualified and well-prepared to attend the SDI Instructor Evaluation Course.  The SDI Instructor Evaluation Course is required to become an SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor.  The IE is scheduled to follow all IDCs. Please call or email for details.

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Motor City Scuba 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:
    • SDI Divemaster, or equivalent
    • SDI Assistant Instructor, or equivalent*
    • SDI Deep Diver, or equivalent
    • SDI Underwater Navigation Diver, or equivalent
    • SDI Drysuit Diver, or equivalent
    • SDI or TDI Nitrox Diver, or equivalent

*SDI Assistant Instructor enrollment may be combined with the IDC.


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