Professional Specialties


Divemasters are the front line of the diving world. They are expert divers, with exceptional dive skills, a deep base of knowledge, and a calm, friendly presence that makes both new and experienced di... Find Out More

Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructors take a larger role in training new divers by teaching basic skills and helping develop buoyancy control in the ocean Find Out More

Open Water Instructor

Open Water Instructors are the core of the dive instructional system. They help create new divers, develop specialized skills in experienced divers, and help train the next generation of dive professi... Find Out More

Advanced Open Water Instructor

The Advanced Open Water Instructor Rating is a recognition of a dive instructor who can produce not just basic divers, but experienced and comfortable divers, with specialized skills. Find Out More

Divemaster Instructor

The Divemaster Instructor Rating is a recognition of a dive instructor who has the experience and skills necessary to produce dependable dive professionals on a consistent basis. Find Out More

Assistant Instructor Trainer

Assistant Instructor Trainers prepare Divemasters to take the next step into running courses independently and teaching new divers skills for the first time. A challenging certification to acquire, As... Find Out More

Master Instructor Trainer

Master Instructors are extremely seasoned dive professionals who have taught all levels of training and helped develop many dive professionals. Master Instructor is a recognition earned by few dive pr... Find Out More

Instructor Trainer

Instructor Trainers are tested and certified by SSI Headquarters after a rigorous program designed to ensure exceptional knowledge, skills, and teaching ability. They must re-qualify every two years b... Find Out More