SSI’s Advanced Diver rating stands alone in the industry with the highest combination of diving knowledge and experience. No other agency’s advanced diver level compares.
To earn the certification for Advanced Open Water Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses and have done a total of 24 dives.
This program is using practical application and background information. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. SSI Dive Guides can lead and guide certified divers. Additionally, after passing the Snorkeling Instructor program, a Dive Guide can teach and issue Snorkeling certifications.
From the time man had the urge to explore the underwater world, the pleasures were denied to the vast majority until scuba training and equipment were developed in its present form. Now that diving is accessible to anyone, there is a high demand for people who have a passion for diving and want to share that experience with others.
For SSI, the most important step in a Dive Professional´s career is becoming a person who can train new divers – the SSI Open Water Instructor.
After your Open Water Instructor, you can start working towards Specialty Instructor. You can qualify by attending Specialty Instructor Seminars or co-teaching Specialty Programs with a qualified instructor. If you already hold Specialties as a Training Specialist, they will be automatically upgraded to Specialty Instructor.
After attending a seminar you get certified. You can now train Dive Control Specialists (Assistant Instructors), and assist in Instructor Training Courses (ITC). After Upgrade and Crossover training conducted by the SSI Service Center a Dive Control Specialist Instructor can also conduct Instructor Crossovers.
Now that you have moved beyond recreational diving with Extended Range, there is more!You need to choose a pathway, or you can do all three – Technical Deep, Technical Wreck or Full Cave.Then you need to collect diving- and training experience to qualify for the higher rating(s).
The SSI Technical Extended Range Instructor Programs demand a certification on diver level plus adequate diving experience in the area you want to qualify for
As with Extended Range this course allows you to dive to 45 meters and 20 minutes of accelerated decompression time using one stage decompression gas (oxygen). The program can only be completed wearing a full technical total diving system. In addition to using nitrox, you will be qualified to use Trimix with a minimum oxygen content of 21%. The Limited Trimix program is specifically designed to reduce nitrogen narcosis in the extended range diver.
SSI Instructors are only allowed to teach if they are affiliated with an SSI Facility. This concept - unique in the industry - allows direct monitoring of all active SSI Dive Professionals to ensure the highest quality education.The Scuba Ranger Instructors who teach children diving school courses have not only been deemed excellent divers by our strict SSI standards, they have also had special training in how to teach diving to children specifically. During the Scuba Rangers sessions and club activities, safety always comes first; the instructor-student ratio is always respected, and sufficient medical resources are always close at hand