Become a Scuba Instructor and Live Your Passion

Start today - 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 10 day 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.

Start your diving career

SSI started in 1970 with a vision of making it possible for anyone to learn to dive. With more than 3,300 Training Centers in over 130 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to make a career with SSI wherever you choose. SSI is the name to trust in the diving industry as an RSTC founding member and globally ISO certified.

A progressive approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible. SSI´s Professional network is growing every day. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community!

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Digital Learning & Academics

SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.

You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience and your selected Training Center will schedule your review and in-water training sessions.

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In-Water Training

During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.

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Certification

Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.

We congratulate you on your accomplishment and welcome you to SSI’s global diving community.

Facts and Training Standards

18

Minimum Age

4

Amount of Academic Sessions

9

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

9

Amount of Open Water Sessions

40 m / 130 ft

Maximum Training Depth

72-85

Suggested duration (h)

Languages

Register free and start training right away!

To get started, simply create a free user profile at www.divessi.com/register or directly through the MySSI App and you will get immediate access to SSI’s free trial programs. During registration you will need to select an SSI Training Center to affiliate with to guide you through the training process. Just check the Center Locator for your Center of choice, their upcoming training schedule, travel, and social events, and much more.

Simply download the MySSI App from your preferred app store, set up your profile, and discover the world of diving with the following benefits:

Instant free access to SSI’s trial programs and Blue Oceans

Lifetime access to your digital training materials and certifications

Digital logbook with thousands of dive sites around the world and potential wildlife sightings

Latest events, news, videos and much more

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Continue your Instructor Career

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, being a scuba instructor is a dream come true. What are you waiting for? Become an Instructor today!

Explore career opportunities for dive professionals worldwide

Stop waiting, start exploring the world and turn your passion into a career! MyDiveGuide is a unique dive site database with over 16,000 dive sites, thrilling specialist dives and featured destinations. These are the places where scuba instructors and divemasters have great job opportunities! Ready to live your ultimate dream? Check out MyDiveGuide and start your diving career today with SSI!

Australia

The world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is the essence of diving in Australia.

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Diving in Mexico is a breathtaking, world-class experience. This country offers many adventures and a landscape full of natural wonders.

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The Sunshine State Florida offers many great and divers dive sites from the tropical Florida Keys to deep shipwrecks and crystal clear freshwater springs.

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Indonesia is considered one of the best diving destinations in the world with more than 17,500 islands distributed over 5,000 kilometers.

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The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country that sits in the Northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea to its north and the Red Sea to its east.

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Thailand, The Land of Smiles, is a joy to explore, from the friendly locals to the dazzling scenery and offers some of the best diving in the world.

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Caribbean Sea

World-famous dive destinations such as Aruba, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, The Guadeloupe Islands and many others are located in the Caribbean Sea.

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Mediterranean Sea

Some of the most well-kept secrets in the Mediterranean Sea include dive sites such as Cabo de Gata in Spain, The Bay of Agay in France.

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