SSI Instructor Program

SSI Instructor Levels


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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 the 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 Diving Experience”.Instructor Training Course candidates will be taking a unique program that has stood the test of time. You are accepting a challenge that many capable Dive Professionals before you have accomplished. 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.
SSI_Logo_Diamond_Inst_Tr_Center Open Water Instructor (OWI) Program $2750
This is the only comprehensive Instructor Program in Southern California that will take you from the Open Water Diver thru all of your specialties and ultimately you become an Professional SSI Instructor.The program covers the following:

  • SafeAir Nitrox Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Advanced Dive Planning
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Equipment Techniques
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • React Right
    • Diver First Aid
    • Oxygen Administration
    • AED Certification
    • Blood Bourne Pathegens
  • Wreck Diving
  • Xtended Range
  • Limited Trimix
  • Decompression Procedures
  • Science of Diving
  • Gas Blender
  • Oxygen Service Technician and Equipment Repair Technician
  • Poseidon Rebreather Diver
  • Dive Guide
  • Dive Control Specialist
  • SSI Professional Instructor Final Prep Course
  • A.R.T. Actual Retail Training

Text Books, Boat Dives, and Rentals are an additional charge.

 Specialty Instructor (SPI)
When you are certified as an SSI Open Water Instructor, you can also qualify for further SSI Specialty Instructor ratings. To teach additional SSI Specialties, you will need to qualify by attending a Specialty Instructor seminar, co-teaching or by resume. These Specialty programs include: Altitude Diving, Boat Diving, Cavern Diving, Computer Diving, Deep Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Dry Suit Diving, Equipment Techniques, Ice Diver, Independent Diver, Navigation, Night/Limited Visibility Diving, Perfect Buoyancy, Science of Diving, Search
 Advanced Open Water Instructor (AOWI)
Once you have four Specialty Instructor certifications and you have issued 15 Specialty program certifications, you will automatically be upgraded to Advanced Open Water Instructor. After certification, Advanced Open Water Instructors are qualified to teach, supervise, or issue certifications for Advanced Open Water/Junior Advanced Open Water, Dive Guide, Science of Diving, Divemaster and Snorkel Instructor programs, plus any additional Specialties you are qualified to teach.
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