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Open Water and Open Water EANx Instructor

This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Divemasters or IANTD Assistant Instructors as IANTD Open Water or Open Water EANx Instructors.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Open Water & Open Water EANx Instructor Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Divemaster or higher or equivalent.

    • IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent

    • IANTD CPR or equivalent

    • IANTD First Aid or equivalent

    • IANTD Oxygen Administrator or equivalent

      • NOTE: First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Administrator may be conduct in conjunction with the program but training hours do not count to the minimum required.

      • NOTE: Must be qualified as an EANx Diver with proof of a minimum of 10 dives on EANx to be able to teach EANx as an Open Water instructor.

      • NOTE: As long as ALL the other prerequisites are meet, the Divemaster, Dive Supervisor or Assistant Instructor program can be conducted in conjunction with the IDP and 40 hours can be counted towards the IDP minimum hours. The Divemaster, Dive Supervisor or Assistant Instructor certification shall be issued before attenting the IDE.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 15 were Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 132 fsw (40 msw) and at least 6 months of diving experience.

    • Dive experience must include dives in a variety of environments including but not limited to Night Dive/Limited Visibility, Navigation, Marine Ecology, Deep Dive or any other ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED PROGRAM

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Sport Diving Instructor Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions