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Open Water Instructor

Open Water Instructor

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Who is this course for?

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

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

Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider, where local law permits

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 your 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 eLearning

Successfully selling scuba

Budgeting courses

Recruiting students

Organizing and scheduling a course

Retail sales

Instructor ethics

Physics and physiology of diving

What's in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

Teach the Open Water Scuba Diver, Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty, Computer Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Assistant Instructor course

Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor minimum requirements

Satisfactorily complete the Instructor written exam or online equivalent

Successfully complete the IDC and the IEC

Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning class planning and execution

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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).

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