DIVE GUIDE (DG)
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 Centres, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.
After completing Science Of Diving and Professional Dive guide, you automatically earn the coveted Divemaster rating. Divemasters can assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. This brings valued experience for all future diving carriers!
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (AI)
This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become an effective SSI Assistant Instructor. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist with Open Water Diver programs, and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs
TRAINING SPECIALIST (TS)
A Assistant Instructor can become a Training Specialist and teach certain SSI specialties. These SSI Specialty programs include: Boat Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy, and many more.
BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR
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Since 1970, SSI has been a leader in professional education. The SSI Dive Guide program is a simple way for divers who want to be more involved but aren’t ready to take on the responsibility or the commitment of becoming an SSI Instructor.
The Dive Guide program is the starting point for the Dive Professional adventure.
Completing the Science of Diving specialty is the next step to becoming a dive professional and upgrading to Divemaster.
Science of Diving addresses all the areas of diving knowledge in a detailed and comprehensive manner:Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Aquatic Environment and Diving Equipment.This knowledge is the basis for a career as an SSI Dive Professional.
As soon as you have completed Dive Guide, and the Science of Diving programs, you will be awarded with the SSI Divemaster rating. You are then on your way to becoming an SSI Assistant Instructor.
Devoted Dive Professionals motivated to share their love of recreational diving will find the SSI Assistant Instructor program very fitting and flexible. It allows you to teach in both the classroom and pool under indirect supervision of an instructor, giving you the basis and necessary experience to become an SSI Open Water Instructor. Your gained practical knowledge will be the cornerstone for your professional career and ensures the safety and fun of your future students.