You can begin your adventure in SSI dive leadership by taking one of two paths. You can choose to start with the Dive Control Specialist (DiveCon) rating which allows you to teach SSI's update and specialty courses and assist SSI Instructors in other courses. Then if you wish, you can take your leadership rating to the next level by becoming an SSI Open Water Instructor.
Graduates of the Scuba Schools International program are not just teachers; they know the industry, the business, how to sell dive trips and equipment, and how to produce confident, comfortable divers.
To learn more about why SSI is the best choice for dive leader training, check out the "Dive Leader--Why SSI?" .
SSI Dive Control Specialist is SSI's initial dive leadership level and is considered by many as the "fun" leadership rating. That's because you can do more than any other entry-level dive leader. You can do more because you receive both dive master and assistant instructor training in the SSI Dive Control Specialist course. ¬ Course Details**
Open Water Instructor
Learn to be a Scuba Instructor the "SSI Way." Most instructor programs focus only on teaching diving. However, most dive businesses require much more of instructors than merely teaching. The SSI Instructor Training Course (ITC) prepares you to become an active member of the scuba industry, a successful educator, and a valuable dive business employee. ¬ Course Details**
** Other stores run their own programs. Contact them directly for for Dates and Prices.
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