The SSI Open Water Instructor has the most important job in the entire dive industry: certifying new divers. The OWI ensures they have an amazing learning experience. This program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. Candidates will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, and how to effectively teach and evaluate Open Water Diver students. It will also prepare the candidate for their Instructor Evaluation.


Minimum Age: 18

Certification Prerequisites: Assistant Instructor

75 logged dives

Suggested Duration: 72-85

Open Water Instructor