SSI PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Imagine leading divers through the underwater world you love, assisting instructors, or going all the way and becoming a scuba Instructor Trainer yourself. Begin a new, exciting career as a scuba instructor. Start today by taking the Dive Guide Professional and Science of Diving courses to become a Divemaster. Next, become an Assistant Instructor and move on to complete the Instructor Training Course for your Open Water Instructor rating. Becoming a scuba instructor does not stop here! This is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway. Broaden your horizons by teaching various exciting dive specialties by becoming an SSI Specialty Instructor. SSI offers endless teaching opportunities all the way up to the ultimate dive professional rating, Instructor Trainer. Whether you dream of training future scuba instructors or just leading scuba divers on a tropical island dive, being a scuba instructor is a dream come true.
Why Become an SSI Instructor?
DIVE GUIDE DIVEMASTER
The Dive Guide program is the first step on an exciting journey. Learn to safely lead certified divers in various environments and conditions. By giving dive briefings, doing site evaluations, and leading dives, you will become a confident Dive Guide in no time. Begin your diving career working as a Professional Dive Guide or continue the qualifications for Divemaster.
The Assistant Instructor rating is the next step after becoming a Divemaster along the scuba instructor pathway. It allows you to collect valuable teaching experience, practice briefings, teach academics, and conduct in-water training. If you want to further your career as a dive professional, you can finish the Instructor Training Course, pass the Instructor Evaluation, and become an Open Water Diving Instructor.
OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR
You need to be a Divemaster or equivalent to join SSI´s 3-Step Instructor Training Approach. The training process starts with joining the Assistant Instructor / Instructor Training Course combination accompanied with Digital Learning. After successful completion of the Instructor Training Course (ITC) you will enroll in an Instructor Evaluation (IE) to qualify as an SSI Open Water Instructor. This training program entitles you to teach various key SSI programs independently like Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Diver Stress & Rescue and Dive Guide. For those who want to take more time to learn and to gain valuable teaching experience between the training programs the 3 parts can also be taken as single steps - Assistant Instructor, Instructor Training Course (ITC) and Instructor Evaluation (IE) one after the other at own pace and with a flexible schedule.
Becoming an SSI Specialty Instructor is easy. Continue your diving education as an instructor by enrolling in one of our Specialty Instructor Seminars for each of the diving specialties you would like to teach. Teach more specialties to automatically earn the Advanced Open Water Instructor certification.