Dein Werdegang vom Open Water Diver bis zum Instruktor

Your development from Open Water Diver to instructor


Here you can see how your development looks like after your successful completion of the Open Water Diver Course (OWD) to the recreational Open Water Instructor:

  • After the OWD Course begins the medical emergency training to become a medic first aid and oxygen provider.
  • Afterwards you go further with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course (AOWD), which will open the doors to conduct deep sea diving, navigation, night diving, search and rescue, wrack and cave diving.
  • After the successful completion of the AOWD it will go further to the rescue diver course (RD), where you learn to respond to emergencies.
  • Afterwards follows the professional career, where you learn to conduct courses as dive master or assistant instructor.  
  • In order to work as a dive instructor, you will attend the instructor course, which prepares you for the necessary skills to successfully pass the exam as dive instructor.
  • After this career development you will get the Recreational Open Water Instructor Brevet awarded.


IRTDA wishes you a lot of success on your way to become an instructor. We will be always there for your advice.