SDI Instructor Courses

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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).

This course is for individuals that wish to share their love for the underwater world with others and start their career as Instructor!

Our ambition is to prepare you at the best to Go Pro !

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 Divemaster, SDI Assistant Instructor, or equivalent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider*, where local law permits


In order to meet the demands of our customers, we have various options to complete the Instructor course.


A fully tailored experience

  • Complete the course in several stages over a longer period of time.
  • Define individual dates
  • Start your course  any time.

Course Price

  • CHF 2.999.-


Course dates in Horgen, Switzerland: 08.12.24 – 15.12.24

The course price depend on the number of participants

  • 1 participant: CHF 2.699.-
  • 2-3 participants: CHF 2.499, –
  • 4-5 participants: CHF 2.299, –
  • 6+ participants: CHF 1.999, –

Included in the course price is the entire SDI Instructor course, Specialty Instructor Deep, Navigation, Dry Diving as well as the TDI Nitrox Instructor. This gives you a good base to start your career as an instructor.

Also included in the course price is the annual fee for SDI / TDI of € 180.- per year, the Instructor exam, the Instructor registration fees and all the training material including online training required for the courses.

To pay separately are only possible travel and accommodation costs.

Other SDI Instructor Ratings

  • SDI Specialty Instructor
  • SDI Course Director
  • SDI Solo Dive Instructor

SDI / TDI now offers you the opportunity to take the next step in your education. Even after your SDI / TDI Instructor training, SDI / TDI gives you everything you can expect from a large association. Advertising, trade fair appearances, events, german-language training material, etc.