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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 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).

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals 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 a SDI Assistant Instructor, or equivalent
  • Certified Nitrox Diver
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider


The Instructor Training Course with with Motor City Scuba includes:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor Development Course (IDC)
  • CPR, AED and Oxygen Provider Instructor Course
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver Instructor
  • TDI Nitrox Instructor

Upon successful completion of the Motor City Scuba ITC the candidate will be prepared to become a relevant and properly qualified Scuba Instructor.  The candidate will also be well prepared to successfully pass the SDI IEC.

SDI IDC Standards