You tell your students to aim for Master Scuba Diver. You also want to tell them that you can take them all the way there because you're a SSI Specialty Instructor/Training Specialist.
The Training Specialist rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.
You're a new instructor? Just finished the IE? No problem. See your Training Director for Specialty Instructor Training and the Prep Course.
As a SSI Training Specialist, you demonstrate to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you a position.
As a SSI Training Specialist, you
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as some scuba accessories. It is highly recommended and expected that, as a diver of this level, you own your own scuba equipment.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact TEXAS DIVE CENTER.
To qualify as a Training Specialist, you must:
There are three ways to become certified to teach SSI Specialty Programs:
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