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!
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.
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.
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
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions
Amount of Open Water Sessions
Maximum Training Depth
40 m / 130 ft
Suggested duration (h)
Open Water Instructor, Assistant Instructor
Register free and start training right away!
To get started, simply create a free user profile at my.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:
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!
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Experience a whole new level of education as an Assistant Instructor Trainer. Make an essential contribution to the diving industry by teaching future Scuba Diving Instructors. Become an SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer today!
Are you ready for the final step in SSI´s Instructor Training Pathway? Join the most elite scuba diving professionals in the diving industry. Become an Instructor Trainer and start teaching the entire range of SSI recreational diving courses today!
Extended Range Sidemount Instructor
Do you love sidemount diving? Do you want to develop your diving career and enjoy global job opportunities? Become an SSI Extended Range Sidemount Instructor and share the exhilaration of sidemount diving. Start this sidemount diver course online today!
Explore career opportunities for dive professionals worldwide
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