Specialty Instructor

Continuing Education is not only paramount for creating safe, active SSI divers, it is also essential to your long term success as an instructor. Continuing your diving education is not just for your divers, but for you as well. Check out how to qualify as a Specialty Instructor and teach everything from Deep Diving to Underwater Photography.

Facts and Training Standards

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.

Minimum Age for Participation 18
Available as Junior Program No
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites 8-16
Amount of Academic Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth Not applicable / mandatory

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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.

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