The next step…
Once you are a certifed Dive Guide, simply sign up for the Science of Diving specialty. Here you will learn the much needed Physics & Physiology, Decompression Theory, advanced information about Dive Equipment and the Aquatic Environment. As soon as you pass the Science of Diving program and receive your certification, you will be awarded the coveted Divemaster rating and the ability to assist Open Water Instructors.
This program 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 programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this program..
Divemasters are allowed to assist in training programs under the direct supervision of an instructor. DMs also increase the in-water instructor-to-student ratios.
Your are now ready to become an Assistant Instructor and join the Instructor Training Course!