SSI Instructor Training Course

SSI Instructor Training Course

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FACTS AND TRAINING STANDARDS

The Open Water Instructor rating is the next step after becoming a Divemaster along the scuba instructor pathway. It allows you to collect valuable teaching experience, practice briefings, teach academics, and conduct in-water training.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Instructor Training Course
  2. Instructor Evaluation
  3. SSI online training
  4. Pool fees
  5. Internationally recognised Assistant Instructor certification

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • SSI Professional Registration Fee ($110)
  • Dive medical exam for a diving professional AS2299.1 not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner

SCHEDULE:

This course structure will be organised when you have your personal orientation with a staff member.

DURATION: Approx 10 days + home study 

PREREQUISITES:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Logged a total of at least 75 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more
  • Have the following SSI certifications or equivalent from a recognized training agency: Dive Master
  • Full set of personal professional diving equipment and safety accessories. (Hire equipment is available at an extra cost for the full course)
    • BCD, Regulator 1st & 2nd Stage and Alternate Air-source, Dive Computer & Compass, SPG or Air Integration
    • Safety signaling system surface (Whistle) SMB & Finger Reel
    • Knife, Pocket Mask, Slate, Optional: Signal Mirror, Gloves, Rattle & Line Cutter
  • Have current CPR & O2 Provider within 12 months and First Aid within 2 Years.
  • Have a current medical exam for a diving professional AS2299.1 not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner

CERTIFICATION AND ACTIVE STATUS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Log at least 100 open water dives totaling 50 hours or more.
  • Read and complete Sections 1-6, including reviews and assessments, of the Instructor Training Course digital
    learning.
  • Complete Academic Sessions 1-6 as outlined in the instructor manual for the Instructor Training Course.
  • Complete the program’s final exam.
  • Pass all requirements and evaluations for Practical Application Sessions 1-7 as outlined in the instructor manual for the Instructor Training Course.
    • Practical Application 1: Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation
    • Practical Application 2: Academic Presentation – Open Water Diver
    • Practical Application 3: Academic Presentation – Perfect Buoyancy/Specialty Programs
    • Practical Application 4: Workshop – Try Scuba and Scuba Rangers
    • Practical Application 5: Workshop – Open Water Diver and Scuba Skills Update
    • Practical Application 6: Pool/Confined Water Presentation – Open Water Diver Skill
    • Practical Application 7: Pool/Confined Water Presentation – Perfect Buoyancy

QUALIFICATIONS:

SSI Open Water Instructor, qualified to teach Open Water Courses, Advanced Adventurer and Stress and Rescue.

 

WATERMANSHIP EVALUATION:

  • Swim 700 meters without stopping within 20 minutes using a mask, fins and a snorkel. If a wetsuit is used, weights must be added to ensure the candidate is neutrally buoyant OR swim 375 meters without stopping, and without the use of mask, fins, snorkel or other swim aids
  • 100m tow (both divers full set gear) in less than 8 minutes
  • 15 minute survival float in only swim wear
  • 25m underwater swim with fins and mask