Professional Courses

Training that focuses on your safety

Pursue Your Career in Scuba

Dive Guide

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.


Dive Guide plus the Science of Diving program equals Divemaster. Divemasters can assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. This brings valued experience for all future diving careers!

Assistant Instructor

Enroll in an Assistant Instructor program or enter the program as a Divemaster from any approved agency. After you are certified you can teach Scuba Skills Update, Snorkeling and Try Scuba (pool only) and you can even upgrade to Training Specialist – a further step at your career ladder.

Training Specialist

An Assistant Instructor can become a Training Specialist and teach certain SSI specialties by simply purchasing the training materials and co-teaching that Specialty with an SSI Instructor. These SSI Specialty programs include: Boat Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy, and many more.

Open Water Instructor

The SSI Open Water Instructor is one of the most efficient training programs in the industry. It not only focuses on creating savvy instructors, but gives them valuable teaching tools and insight of retail sales, making this program one of the most comprehensive instructional programs in practice..