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SDI Instructor Course

So you are ready to become a Scuba Instructor and get the chance to introduce new divers to the sport of Scuba diving.  The SDI Instructor Course will teach current Divemaster or Assistant Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an SDI Instructor with the abilities to teach SDI Open Water Scuba Divers, Advanced Adventures Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Assistant Instructors. The program is divided into two phases, the 6 Day Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the 2 Day Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC). The IDC teaches the candidates Standards and Procedures, also how to properly conduct Confined and Open water dives. The IEC evaluates the candidates teaching skills.


The IDC also teaches how to:

  • Schedule courses
  • Successfully market scuba
  • Conduct academic and in water sessions
  • Effectively utilize assistants.


The IEC evaluates your understanding of what you learned during the IDC.  This is typically a two day evaluation process and tests your abilities in:


  • Preparing and teaching academic sessions
  • Knowledge of subject matter
  • Pool/confined water skills
  • Open water skills
  • Emergency management abilities


What do I need to start?

  • Be a certified Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or equivalent from a recognized agency with 6 months diving experience.
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives in a number of different environments with varying depths.
  • Hold a current CPR & First Aid certification. (Can be included within program.)
  • Minimum age 18 years.


Price and Schedule Package


6 Day IDC and 2 Day IE Package   $1025. (does not include manuals)

3 Week End Flex  IDC/IE                        $1375. (does not include manuals)

SDI Materials required           $399. ( this includes the Pro OW Instructor Kit, IT Resource CD and the IT Evaluation Slates)



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