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As a diver, you are already involved in one of the greatest adventures of your life – you are part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about.

70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and this could be your “office”! There are thousands of job opportunities worldwide for the next generation of highly qualified SSI professionals ready to give consumers their first taste of diving. As an SSI Diamond Instructor Training Centre,  we at Dive 90 can help you turn your passion into a career and start living your dream!

Science of Diving

£130

This programme provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programmes, as well as some Extended Range programmes. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this programme.

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: Online learning
  • Hours required: 6 hours
  • Digital Learning
  • Use of equipment during the course

Dive Guide

£500

This programme provides  the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Professional, without requiring completion of an instructor programme. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Training Centres, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. The SSI Dive Guide certification is awarded after completing this programme.

 

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification prerequisites: Diver Stress & Rescue certification or equivalent with specialities in Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility and Deep Diving.
  • Logged dives: 40
  • Academic sessions: Online learning
  • Open water dives: 10
  • Maximum depth: 40 metres
  • Hours required: 35 – 45 hours
  • Equipment: Not Included
  • Materials: Not included
  • Entry fees to open water dive sites : Not Included

Dive Guide Plus

Dive Guide + Science of Diving combo

£600

This programme delivers the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified diver and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Professional,  without requiring  completion of an instructor programme. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Training Centres, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. This course also has the speciality Science of Diving included.

On completion of the Dive Guide and the Science of  Diving Speciality, a recognition qualification of Divemaster can be obtained.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification prerequisites: Diver Stress & Rescue certification or equivalent with specialities in Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility and Deep Diving.
  • Logged dives: 40
  • Academic sessions: Online learning 
  • Open water dives: 10
  • Maximum  depth: 40 metres
  • Hours required: 45 – 55 hours
  • Hire of Scuba Equipment: Not Included
  • Materials: Science of Diving materials Included only
  • Basic Equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel): Not Included
  • Entry to dive sites: Not Included

Instructor Crossover

£350

The intent of the SSI Dive Professional Crossover programme is to provide an orientation to SSI philosophies and procedures for dive professionals from other recognised scuba training agencies. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to conduct SSI programmes, equivalent to their existing qualifications in a safe and enjoyable manner. Upon completion  as an SSI Dive Professional candidates will be awarded the appropriate qualification commensurate to their previous experience.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification prerequisites: Must hold an equivalent rating from a recognised agency for the programme being crossed over. Must meet the minimum certification requirements for the programme being crossed over.
  • Hours required: 20 – 30 hours
  • Materials and equipment: Not Included

Assistant Instructor

£600

This programme provides the skills, concepts and teaching experience required to become a successful SSI Instructor. The course entails: SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programmes. Candidates who complete this programme can earn the SSI Assistant Instructor rating or work all the way through to the SSI Open Water Instructor, after having successfully passed the Instructor Evaluation in addition.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Prerequisites qualification: Divemaster
  • Logged dives: 60
  • Materials and equipment: Not Included

Open Water Instructor

£1600

The SSI Open Water Instructor Training Course provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to organise and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. It is also intended to prepare candidates to successfully complete an Instructor Evaluation.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Prerequisite qualification: Assistant instructor
  • Logged dives: 75
  • Equipment: Not Included
  • Instructor examination: Not included

Instructor Training Course

£1950

The SSI Instructor Training Course provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to organise and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. It is also intended to prepare candidates to successfully complete an Instructor Evaluation.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Prerequisite qualification: Divemaster and enriched-air diver
  • Logged dives: 75
  • Equipment: Not Included
  • Materials: Not included
  • Instructor examination: Not included

Assistant Instructor Trainer

£600

This programme provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organise and conduct the Assistant Instructor programme. Candidates will learn how to evaluate and provide feedback to dive professional candidates in a variety of in-water and academic settings. Candidates who complete this programme earn the SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer certification.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Prerequisite qualification: Instructor with 45 certifications
  • Materials: Not included 
  • Equipment: Not Included