Dive Control Specialist Orientation

Dive Guide

Dive Master

Dive Control Specialist

 

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SSI Dive Guide:

Dive Guide Tuition- $375.00 plus SSI Training Materials

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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.

Dive Guide Training Requirements:

  • Have completed the following specialty programs or equivalent: Equipment Techniques and Enriched Air Nitrox Diver.
  • Logged No less than 50 open water dives totaling 32 hours or more.
  • Maintain certification in First Aid & CPR
  • Maintain certification in emergency administration of oxygen.
  • Knowledge of the medical principles involved and practical use of an emergency oxygen unit.
  • Display leadership behaviors as well as passing all requirements listed in the program curriculum.
  • Pass a watermanship evaluation.
  • Pass a Final Exam with a minimum score of 90%.
  • Comply with all SSI annual renewal procedures.
  • Maintain Professional Liability Insurance
  • Work through an active SSI Dive Center or SSI Dive Resort.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Own a total diving system of professional type and quality.
  • Have a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner.
  • Hold an Advanced Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent.
  • Logged no less than 40 open water dives totaling 25 hours or more.
  • Have logged significant experience in the following Specialty programs: Navigation, Night/Limited Visibility, Deep Diving and Boat Diving.
  • Have completed the Diver Stress and Rescue program.

Program Duration:
The recommended hours in the Dive Guide program: 40 (to include classroom, pool and open water sessions).

The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on student needs, student ability and water conditions.

Dive Guide Limitations:
Dive Guides may no- Conduct, teach or assist in any SSI training programs for non-certified divers. Dive Guides may not attend the Instructor Training Course.

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SSI Divemaster

Divemaster Tuition- $575.00 plus SSI Training materials

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SSI Divemasters may assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training sessions under direct supervision of the instructor. They may also perform the same role as a Dive Guide.

Divemaster Training Requirements:

  • Have completed a Dive Guide Program and the Science of Diving Specialty program or equivalent.
  • Maintain certification in First Aid/CPR/O2
  • Comply with all annual renewal procedures.
  • Maintain professional liability insurance.
  • Work through an active SSI Dive Center or SSI Dive Resort.
  • Logged no less than 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Own a total diving system of professional type and quality.
  • Have a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner.
  • Be certified as an active Dive Guide level or equivalent
  • Logged no less than 50 open water dives totaling 32 hours or more.

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SSI Dive Control Specialist

Dive Control Specialist Tuition- $775.00 plus SSI Academic training materials

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SSI DiveCon’s, after certification as a Dive Control Specialist may do the following:

  • Perform the same role as a Divemaster.
  • Meet the criteria to act as a certified assistant.
  • Teach the Open Water Diver academic and pool sessions under the indirect supervision of an active SSI instructor, but may not conduct exercises involving and self aid or emergency skills such as Air Sharing, Emergency Swimming and Emergency Buoyant ascents.
  • Assist the Instructor with open water scuba training dives in the role of a Certified Assistant only.
  • Take students, no more than 2 at a time, on underwater tours after the students have successfully completed the required skills with an instructor.
  • Conduct Try Scuba program in the pool.
  • Conduct Scuba Skills Update program.
  • Qualify for Training Specialist with additional training.
  • Enroll in an SSI Instructor Training program.

Training Requirements:

  • Have completed a Dive Guide program and the Science of Diving Specialty program or equivalent.
  • maintain certification in First Aid/CPR/O2.
  • Comply with all renewal procedures.
  • Maintain Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Work through an active SSI Dive Center or SSI Resort.
  • Logged no less than 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Own a total diving system of professional type and quality.
  • Have a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner.
  • Be certified as an active Dive Guide level or equivalent.
  • Logged no less than 50 open water dives totaling 32 hours or more.

Check our schedule for upcoming classes.