3. SDI Instructor



The SDI Instructor Course will teach current Divemaster or Assistants 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 sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC).

  • The IDC teaches you how to:

    •  Schedule course
    •  Successfully market scuba
    •  Properly teach and design academic and in water sessions
    •  Effectively utilize assistants.
  • The IEC evaluates your IDC training.*

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

    *This is typically a two day evaluation process and evaluates your abilities

Expanding your instructor skillset

Upon completion of the course you may teach and certify Skin Divers, conduct the Inactive Diver Program, and conduct the knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Diver Course. With some additional training, you could go on to teach the following SDI courses:

  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Computer Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness Diver
  • Shore/Beach Diver
  • Underwater Photographer Diver
  • Underwater Video Diver
  • Visual Inspection Procedures
  • CPROX Administrator
  • CPR1st Administrator