SSI Advanced Open Water Diver
Now you are on your way. There are many specialty areas you can get involved in with Sub Aquatics and SSI. It’s a matter of choosing your interest area and then getting your local Snorkel Safari shop to book you on a course. Whatever SSI Specialty you choose will help you to become a well rounded diver through the extra knowledge, skills and experience. Getting 4 specialty ratings is one prerequisite of becoming an SSI Advanced Open Water Diver.
By combining 24 Logged Dives with any four specialty courses you will receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certification free of charge to recognise your commitment to the sport. This is the highest rated Advanced Open Water Diver rating of all agencies. A SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is truly a better diver as they completed more training and experience than with any other agency. From your SSI Specialty Diver you are already 50% of the way there. Just look at the SSI specialty menu and call our store to book your chosen two additional courses.
SSI Master Diver
A great diver is one who can not only look after themselves but is able to give assistance to others as well. A great diver has a high level of diving knowledge, skills and experience. So how do you become a “great diver”?
- Complete a number of specialties as explained above.
- Complete the SSI Stress and Rescue course where you will learn many types of self and buddy rescue skills as well as accident site management.
- If you haven’t already done so, come to the store where will help choose, fit and adjust your Total Dive System.
By combining 50 Logged dives with five of the specialty courses below (including Stress and Rescue) specialty courses you can earn the certification of SSI Master Diver.
Dive Control Specialist
Assistant Instructor Certification (Dive Control) allows you to:
Lead and guide certified divers, assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water sessions, teach skills in the classroom and pool under indirect supervision of an SSI instructor (except emergency skills), teach the SSI Scuba Skills Update, snorkelling and try scuba (pool only) programs.
- 18 years old
- Have a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 1 year
- Logged no less than 60 dives
- Be certified as an active Dive master
- Own a Total Diving System
(If you are not yet Master Diver Certified with the correct specialties, talk to our instructors to put together a quote.)
The course can be completed either part time or full time and includes the following training:
- Knowledge Development (Home Study and Workshops)
- Water Skills Development
- Practical Experience guiding certified divers on Shore, Night and Boat Dives.
- Dive Site Mapping
- Assist on 5 Shore Dives
- Assist on 2 Night Dives
- Assist on 2 Boat Dives
Once Dive Guide and Divemaster Certifications are completed:
- Assist on 2 Openwater Courses
- Assist on 1 Advanced Courses
- Assist on 1 Rescue Course
- Learn How to lead and guide certified divers
- Learn How to Assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water
- Learn How to Teach skills in the classroom and pool under indirect supervision of an SSI instructor (except emergency skills)
- Learn How to Teach the Scuba Skills Update, Snorkelling, Try Scuba (pool only) programs
Once completed you will be qualified to teach and guide students with indirect supervision as allowed by your Certification and able to assist instructors while they are on course. You will need to pay membership fees and have the correct insurance once program is completed.
What You Will Need:
- Total dive equipment
- SMB and reel
Open Water Instructor
You will finish your training qualified to teach, supervise, or issue certifications from Openwater to Advance