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Professional diving Begins with Divemaster

Completing the Science of Diving specialty is the step to become an SSI Divemaster. This non-diving specialty incorporates in-depth information on physics, physiology, decompression theory, equipment and the aquatic environment. Science of Diving is the foundation for the SSI Dive Control Specialist Course, should an SSI Divemaster decide to proceed to the next level.Devoted Dive Professionals motivated to share their love of recreational scuba diving to others will find the SSI Dive Control Specialist program a rewarding experience that will add a new dimension to their diving adventures. The SSI Dive Control Specialist program opens the door to diving instruction.
Divemaster Training At Adventure SportsDivemaster (DM)Dive Guide plus the Science of Diving Specialty program equals Divemaster. Divemasters can assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under direct supervision.
Dive Control SpecialistDive Control Specialist (DCS)You have three options: Take Dive Guide, Science of Diving and Dive Control Specialist single or all as one program or enter the program as a Divemaster from any approved agency. As a Dive Control Specialist you can lead and guide certified divers; assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water; teach skills in the classroom and pool under the indirect supervision of an SSI Instructor (except the emergency skills); teach the SSI Scuba Skills Update program, the SSI Snorkeling program, and the SSI Try Scuba program (pool only) and upgrade to a Training Specialist.
Training SpecialistTraining Specialist (TS)A Dive Control Specialist has the ability to become a Training Specialist by purchasing the outlines and co-teaching certain specialties. These Specialty programs include: Altitude Diving, Boat Diving, Computer Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Equipment Techniques, Perfect Buoyancy, Shark Diving and Emergency Training (may not be directly offered by SSI)