Instructor Examination at kasai villageThe Course

The Open Water Instructor Evaluation is the testing process. This is where the final academic exam is given, and the teaching presentations are graded. It is a formal, objective set of tests that candidates must pass in order to receive certification as an Open Water Instructor (and Diver Stress & Rescue, Enriched Air Nitrox  and Perfect Buoyancy Instructor). A comprehensive Instructor Evaluation takes about two days depending on how many candidates are being evaluated.


  • Pass the Instructor Training Course (ITC) successful
  • Have logged at least 100 dives
  • Current Medical (not older then a year)
  • Current First Aid, CPR and O2 Administration


The main points of the Instructor Evaluation are as follows:

  • Orientation
  • Final Exam
  • Academic Teaching Evaluation – Open Water Diver
  • Academic Teaching Evaluation – Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Pool Teaching Evaluation
  • Open Water Teaching Evaluation
  • Professionalism Evaluation & Performance Review
  • Summary


After successfully passing the IE you will get certified as a SSI Open Water Instructor with the Specialty’s of Perfect Buoyancy, Stress & Rescue and Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor.

  • P26.000.00
  • 2 days
  • 1 theory presentation, exams
  • 1 pool session
  • 1 ocean session
  • To take this course you must be at least 18 years old or older
  • This course can only be started after successful passing the ITC
  • Advanced Open Water Instructor