This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.
Minimum age: 15/18 if active status
Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Adventurer, Rescue certification, 40 logged dives, certification or equivalent experience: Navigation, Night and Limited Visibility, Deep Diving.
Academy Sessions: Varies
Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 10 or at least 50 total
Maximum Training: 40 meters/ 130 feet
The first step to the diver professional career path. The IANTD Divemaster Course is designed to provide responsible training to those who wish to escort divers during recreational dives, and to assist in IANTD Openwater Diver programs. You will be assisting other instructors in actual class situations and present basic information on supervising actual dives. We stress diver evaluation and prevention of problems.QUOTE
Instructor Trainer Seminars are conducted by SSI Service Centers with course registration taking place in conjunction with the seminar. An Instructor Trainer is authorized to organize and conduct SSI Instructor-level scuba training courses, Instructor Training Courses, Dive Professional Crossover programs for candidates from training agencies that are ISO Certified and/or RSTC Members, and/or assist an Instructor Certifier in conducting all SSI Instructor Evaluation programs. Upon completion of this program candidates will be certified as an SSI Instructor Trainer.
Certification Pre-requisites: Master Instructor CertificationQUOTE
This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become a successful SSI Instructor. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program can earn the SSI Assistant Instructor rating or work all the way through to the SSI Open Water Instructor after having successfully passed the Instructor Evaluation in addition
Certification Pre-requisites: Divemaster + 60 logged dives
Minimum age: 18 years old