• SSI Open Water Instructor briefing his OWD students before confined water training
  • SSI Wreck Specialty Instructor teaching a dive of the Wreck Specialty Course
  • SSI Divemaster Instructor teaching supervision in open water to Divemaster candidates
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor training Master Divers on using underwater Scooters
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor teaching confined water to SSI Open Water Diver Students

SSI Open Water Instructor

"The most important step in a Dive Professional´s career is becoming a person who can train new divers: the SSI Open Water Instructor"

SSI Open Water Instructor

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.

The Open Water Instructor´s mission is to inspire and influence beginners to grow in their diving experiences with the goal of making them committed divers. The goal of the Instructor Training Course (ITC) is to increase your retail business and industry knowledge, expand your teaching skills and add professional presentation/sales experience through modern workshops and practical applications. It is an opportunity to learn how to deliver “The Ultimate Dive Experience.”

On successful completion you can attend an Instructor Evaluation. Passing earns you the Open Water Instructor. You can teach and issue certifications for Open Water Diver, Advanced Adventurer and other programs.

A newly certified SSI Open Water Instructor can be absolutely sure to have all necessary skills and knowledge to work successfully.