The SDI Scubility Instructor Program is for those students who have successfully completed the SDI Scubility Dive Buddy Program and are currently an active Instructor or higher with a recognized dive training organization.

Who this course is for:

  • Certified divers looking to assist disabled divers enjoy the underwater world and SDI Instructors wishing to become an SDI Scubility Instructor

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Provide proof of:
    • Scubility Dive Buddy certification
    • Current CPR and first aid certification
    • Current SDI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Scubility Instructor Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Background information
    • Instructor awareness
    • Public acceptance
    • Lifestyle and personality
    • Social integration
  • Common medical conditions and disabilities
    • Amputations
    • Asthma
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Hearing disorders
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Motor Neuron
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Sight impairment
    • Spinal injuries
  • Diving environment
    • Confined water
    • Open water
  • Accessibility
    • Access to confined water
    • Access to open water
    • Liability and related legal considerations
  • Training
    • Confined water
    • Open water
    • Academic
    • Liability and related legal considerations
  • Marketing
    • Course structure
    • clients
  • Standards
    • Scubility course requirements and standards

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Show preparation and planning for:
    • Academic lessons
    • Confined water training
    • Open water training
  • Complete one:
  • Academic session for a paraplegic diver
    • Confined water training session with sight impaired or paraplegic diver (real or simulated)
    • Open water training session for a sight impaired or paraplegic diver
  • Be seen having fun and enjoying teaching

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Teach the full range of SDI Scubility courses

SDI Scubility Instructor minimum requirements:

  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

How to take this course!

  • Find your local SDI Dive Center: here


Course Standards & Procedures