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OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR (OWI)

This program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. Candidates will learn the SSI

Teaching System and philosophy, and how to effectively teach and evaluate Open Water Diver students. It will also prepare the candidate for their Instructor Evaluation. 


ADVANCED OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR (AOWI)

Simply qualify for a total of four Specialty Instructor ratings, issue 15 Specialty certifications and you automatically upgrade to the Advanced Open Water Instructor. You are now qualified

to teach the Snorkel Instructor program, plus any other Specialties you are qualified to teach.


DIVEMASTER INSTRUCTOR (DMI)

Divemaster Instructor (DMI) is the next instructor level after Advanced Open Water Instructor (AOWI). In addition to the duties performed by an active status Advanced Open Water

Instructor, active status Divemaster Instructors may conduct the Divemaster Crossover

program for candidates from other recognized scuba training agencies



​ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR TRAINER (AIT)

This program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and conduct the Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist training program. Candidates will learn how to evaluate and provide feedback to dive professional candidates 
in a variety of in-water and academic settings.


MASTER INSTRUCTOR (MI)

After 150 certifications of various ratings and at least 250 logged dives, you will be automatically upgraded to the Master Instructor. With this rating, it qualifies you to actively take part in SSI Product Review and enroll in an Instructor Trainer Seminar. SSI honours your training experience and looks for your input on future developments.​

From the time man had the urge to explore the underwater world, the pleasures were denied to the vast majority until scuba training and equipment were developed in its present form. Now that diving is accessible to anyone, there is a high demand for people who have a passion for diving and want to share that experience with others.

For SSI, the most important step in a Dive Professional´s career is becoming a person who can train new divers – the SSI Open Water Instructor.

The Open Water Instructor´s mission is to inspire and influence beginners to grow in their diving experiences with the goal of making them committed divers. The goal of the Instructor Training Course (ITC) is to increase your retail business and industry knowledge, expand your teaching skills and add professional presentation/sales experience through modern workshops and practical applications. It is an opportunity to learn how to deliver “The Ultimate Dive Experience.”

The SSI Instructor Training Course is a unique program that has stood the test of time. In order to stay competitive in today’s diving industry, the program has been updated to ensure that all Dive Professionals are equipped with the latest retail business training and industry knowledge. A newly certified SSI Open Water Instructor can be absolutely sure to have all necessary skills and knowledge to work successfully.