Open Water Instructor

Are you ready to turn your passion for diving into a career? Turn your favourite dive site into your office and teach SSI divers! As an SSI Open Water Instructor, you will be certified to teach a variety of popular SSI courses. What are you waiting for?

Become an Open Water Instructor today!

Facts and Training Standards

Do you dream of travelling the world working as a scuba instructor? With this globally recognized certification, you can work at SSI Training Centers represented in over 130 countries.

This in-depth program provides all you need to become an SSI Open Water Instructor. Once certified, you can train new SSI divers, teach Enriched Air Nitrox, Diver Stress & Rescue and create Dive Guides. The possibilities are endless, so start your dive career now!

Minimum Age for Participation 18
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 4
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth Not applicable / mandatory

Become an Open Water Instructor and Live Your Passion

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Qualify for higher ratings and further your career

Qualify for various SSI Specialty Instructor ratings in combination with your instructor training course! Teaching the specialties which interest you most is great fun and the perfect opportunity to generate more income as an SSI Instructor.

But that is not all! By pushing SSI training on all levels, you automatically qualify for SSI Professional Recognition ratings such as SSI Advanced Open Water, SSI Divemaster and SSI Master Instructor.

Added to that, you collect valuable Pro Rewards for each certification issued. These Pro Rewards are worth real money and can be used to further your career!

Start Your Diving Career

Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970, with avid dealers passionate about making it possible for anyone to learn how to scuba dive. Today, we are the name to trust in the diving industry as an RSTC founding member and globally ISO certified. We represent more than 3,300 Training Centers and Resorts in 130 plus countries, with over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals, and growing every day.

We care about your diving experiences and career. We treat you as a partner and help you become a safe and confident Professional, so you can truly enjoy your passion – teach diving and exploring the underwater world.

By working closely with our Dive Center and Resort Network worldwide, we ensure you have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible.

With our uncompromising standards and methodology, we look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community.

Your future career starts here. Join us today.

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