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SDI and TDI Instructor Courses

SDI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

SDI is the sport diving division of International Training and innovative market leader since 1998 in recreational diving. SDI for example was the first diving organisation that mandated the use of dive computers from Open Water training on. SDI also brought e-learning in the diving industry.

After completing the Instructor Development Course, you have the possibility as an SDI OWSI to work independently from a dive shop or to find an employment in one of the many SDI dive centers worldwide.

Which qualifications has the instructor candidate after completion?

After successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to teach the courses SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, Inactive Diver/Refresher, Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty, Computer Diver Specialty, Rescue Diver and Divemaster.

Why the IDC with Christine Loew and Diving Caves?

Christine Loew has been teaching as a diving instructor since 2002 and has a comprehensive understanding of the various needs of divers and broad experience in different diving environments. The instructor candidate benefits directly from this. As a guide for both recreational and technical divers, Christine has established herself as a mentor to her clients.

Like as for our diving packages, we create IDCs that are directly tailored to the candidate’s needs without compromising on standards, on the contrary, we give more such as our carefree package (including diving equipment and booking of accommodation and extras).

We offer flexible dates throughout the year and we listen to the wishes of our customers.

Whiche options are offered at Diving Caves for diving instructors?

We can conduct cross over courses from other recognized recreational diving organizations and give inactive instructors a refresher.

In addition, the experienced recreational instructor can also begin their journey into the technical instructor world. Instructor courses are currently offered for TDI Intro-to-Tech, Sidemount, Nitrox and Cavern. My colleagues Geraldine and Camilo also offer Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures.

We will check together with you whether you are already permitted to teach various specialty courses and only need an administrative upgrade, or whether we will jointly conduct an instructor course for the desired specialty program following the IDC.

What are the prerequisites for the SDI IDC?

  • 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

When is the next instructor development course scheduled?

We update our calendar regularly and add new dates. Contact us if you are interested in a specific date or time. Whenever possible we try to be flexible to the wishes of our candidates. Contact us by email, whatsapp or via social media messenger for a detailed consultation.


We offer competitive prices in a market with many other offers. When you compare our quotes, you will find that we cut no corners and provide you with the best. We believe that good sound training makes better instructors.

Contact us for a non-binding quote.

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