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SSI Dive Control Specialist

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This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become an effective SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control

Specialist. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist with Open Water Diver programs, and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program earn the SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist certification.


  • Minimum age: 18 years old. 
  • Must hold the Divemaster rating or an equivalent rating from a recognized agency. 
  • Must have logged at least 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.


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