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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

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 Assistant Instructor, or equivalent
    • Deep Diver
    • Underwater Navigation Diver
    • Nitrox Diver
    • CPR, AED and Oxygen Provider Instructor


The Instructor Training Course with with Motor City Scuba includes:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor Development Course (IDC)
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver Instructor training
  • SDI Deep Instructor training
  • SDI UW Navigation Instructor training
  • SDI Rescue Review Instructor training

The candidate will be well-prepared to attend the SDI Instructor Evaluation Course to become an SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor.