become_a_dive_pro_1Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being an SSI Dive Professional is a very gratifying experience! Besides all the fun you will have, becoming a Dive Professional is personally and financially rewarding.

Starting down the dive professional pathway provides many opportunities to develop your skills and further your diving career.
Dive centers at home and especially dive resorts around the world offer many attractive opportunities for qualified staff with a professional attitude. SSI Dive Resorts around the world are constantly looking for well-educated and motivated staff offering wonderful career opportunities. SSI Dive Professionals earn their livelihood doing what they really love – educating and diving. And, the best part is finding a job in just about anywhere in the world.


Flexibility – SSI’s Training Standards and Total Teaching System are the perfect blend of structure and flexibility. We train you to be a dive professional capable of making judgments to meet the challenges of your geographic area and the needs of your students.
Quality – SSI’s Dive Professional pathway will teach you to lead dives, train you what it takes to produce confident, comfortable divers and make you a valuable asset in a dive center or resort.
Recognition – SSI Dive Professionals are respected all over the world because for their reputation of creating divers. The fact that business education is part of the dive professional training adds no small part to this acknowledgment.
Intership at Blue Label Diving
Intership at Blue Label Diving

In addition SSI holds the esteemed ISO certification worldwide. With over 30 SSI Service Centers globally, 2.500 Authorized Dive Centers and Dive Resorts in 110+ countries and educational materials translated and printed in 25+ languages, there is a world of opportunity waiting for you with SSI.


Since 1970, SSI has been a leader in professional education. The SSI Dive Guide program is a simple way for divers who want to be more involved but aren’t ready to take on the responsibility or the commitment of becoming an SSI Instructor. The Dive Guide program is the starting point for the Dive Professional adventure.

Completing the Science of Diving specialty is the next step to becoming a dive professional and upgrading to Divemaster. Science of Diving addresses all the areas of diving knowledge in a detailed and comprehensive manner:
Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Aquatic Environment and Diving Equipment.
This knowledge is the basis for a successful career as an SSI Dive Professional.

As soon as you have completed Dive Guide, and the Science of Diving programs, you will be awarded with the SSI Divemaster rating. You are then on your way to becoming an SSI Dive Control Specialist.

Devoted Dive Professionals motivated to share their love of recreational diving will find the SSI Dive Control Specialist program very fitting and flexible. It allows you to teach in both the classroom and pool under indirect supervision of an instructor, giving you the basis and necessary experience to become an SSI Open Water Instructor. Your gained practical knowledge will be the cornerstone for your professional career and ensures the safety and fun of your future students.

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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 carriers!

Enroll in a Dive Control Specialist 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 Training Specialist – a further step at your career ladder.

A Dive Control Specialist 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.

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