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The Open Water Scuba Instructor Course with REMOTE AREA DIVE

The Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organization the knowledge 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).

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 Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or equivalent
  • Own basic open water scuba equipment as required for diving leaders
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider*, where local law permits

* Note: CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the IDC program by qualified instructors

What you can expect to learn:

The Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Standards and Procedures
  • History of the Agency
  • 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
    • 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 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 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


Day #1 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IDC
Day #2 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IDC
Day #3 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IDC
Day #4 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IDC
Day #5 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IDC
Day #6 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IDC
Day #7 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IE
Day #8 -  8:00am to 6:00pm IE

Price:  $3500 

(Price includes training material, IDC,IE, tanks, weights & trips as required, however does not include fee's or speciality upgrades)