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Scuba Diving International

Open Water Scuba Diver Training

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This certification course is designed to give students the necessary skills to conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor.

Student Prerequisites

  1. Minimum age 18; 10 through 17 with written parental consent

  2. Students between the ages of 10 through 14 may obtain an SDI Junior

    Open Water Scuba Diver Certification if the following conditions are met: junior students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active dive professional

  3. When an SDI Junior Open Water Diver reaches the age of 15, they may upgrade to an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification by completing the Junior Open Water Upgrade form and submitting to World HQ.

Course Structure and Duration

Open Water Execution

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 4 open water scuba dives, and remain underwater for minimum of 15 minutes on each dive, for a minimum of 80 minutes total

  2. Training depth must be between 5 to 18 meters/ 15 to 60 feet; the maximum depth may not exceed 18 metres / 60 feet

  3. A maximum of 3 scuba dives per day are allowed

  4. All dives must be completed during daylight hours, or under conditions that simulate daylight conditions

  5. Upon successful completion of the dives, the students must complete

    their logbooks and the instructor must sign off on the completed dives

  6. Instructors are not allowed to carry any photo or video equipment while conducting the open water dives

Course Structure 

  1. SDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level


  1. The suggested number of total course training hours is 20