Become an SSI Specialty Instructor with SSI

Becoming an SSI Specialty Instructor is easy. Continue your diving education as an instructor by enrolling in a Specialty Instructor Seminar for each of the diving specialties you would like to teach. Alternatively, you can co-teach the specialty you are interested in with an experienced Specialty Instructor or request a Verification Application of your experience and send it directly to SSI. Teach more specialties to automatically earn the Advanced Open Water Instructor certification.

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

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Minimum Age

1

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

1

Amount of Open Water Sessions

40 m / 130 ft

Maximum Training Depth

6-8

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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Qualify for higher ratings and further your career

Qualify for various 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!

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!

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Diving in Florida

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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Diving in Indonesia

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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Diving in Egypt

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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Diving in Thailand

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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Diving in the 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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Diving in the Mediterranean

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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