PRO LEVELS

PROFESSIONAL LEVELS

Divemaster to Instructor Courses

At DPM Diving you can take professional level courses and start a new adventure that will change your life. Start your Divemaster course or become a Scuba Diving Instructor.

In this page you will find a description of each professional level course available:

Let’s dive into the details!


Divemaster

To become a Divemaster it takes an approximate time of 2 months of pure learning, diving and having fun!

Imagine yourself diving everyday, assisting courses, taking classes, learning directly from experienced Diving Instructors, getting involved in the day to day operation of a Dive Center and making new friends every day!

All of this and more is what our Divemaster course is all about!

What are the Prerequisites? To start with your Divemaster Training you need 40 logged dives and being certified as Diver Stress & Rescue or an equivalent from other agency.

You don’t have it? Don’t worry! You can even start from zero! If you never dived before, we will guide youfrom the very first steps until becoming a Divemaster or even a Diving Instructor!

To get your Divemaster recognition, there are 2 Certifications you will need to get during your Divemaster Training:

  • Dive Guide
  • Science of Diving

Dive Guide

This program gives you 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 you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Training Centers, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification Prerequisites: Diver Stress & Rescue + 40 logged Dives + Certification or equivalent experience: Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Deep Diving.
  • Academic Sessions: Varies
  • Water Training: Min. 10 dives
  • Total Program Length: Varies
  • Max. Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet

You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.

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Science of Diving

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.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Academic Sessions: Classes + Online Learning
  • Water Training: Optional
  • Total Program Length: Varies
  • Max. Depth: Optional
science-of-diving

You will earn the SSI Science of Diving certification after completing this program.

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Assistant Instructor

This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become a successful SSI Instructor. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs.

The Assistant Instructor is an middle step between Divemaster and Instructor.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Certification Prerequisites: Divemaster
  • Total Program Length: 30 to 75 hours
Ssi Instructor Training Course ITC-IDC

Candidates who complete this program 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.


Scuba Diving Instructor

Becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor. By completing your Instructor Training Course and after approving your SSI Instructor Candidate Evaluation, you will be able to start your Career as a Scuba Diving Instructor.

Thanks to the incredible work of our Instructor Trainer, all candidates trained and presented by DPM Diving have 100% approval rate, and we are confident to maintain that number like that.

All our candidates agree, after approving their SSI Instructor Candidate Evaluation, that they were prepared for a much higher level of demand and felt more confident when compared to other candidates.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification Prerequisites: Divemaster
  • Academic Sessions: All the necesary to meet the Evaluation requirements at the highest standards
  • Water Training: All the necesary to meet the Evaluation requirements at the highest standards
  • Max. Training Depth: Optional
  • Total Program Length: 15 Days
Ssi Instructor Training Course ITC-IDC

After approving your Instructor Candidate Evaluation, you will earn the SSI Open Water Instructor certification.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. You will reach our Instructor Trainer directly, so you can make any questions and get the best possible answers.


Divemaster Instructor

To become a Divemaster Instructor is a big step in your career as a scuba diving Instructor. You will be able to train Divemasters, preparing diving professionals to get started in ther own scuba diving careers. A beautiful challenge!

Divemaster Instructors are also able to conduct the Divemaster Crossover program for candidates from other Scuba Diving Training Agencies and enroll in a Dive Control Specialist Instructor program.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Instructor certification + Science of Diving Instructor certification
Ssi Instructor Training Course ITC-IDC

The Science of Diving Instructor Digital Kit is also needed if not already certified as a Science of Diving instructor.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. You will reach our Instructor Trainer directly, so you can make any questions and get the best possible answers.


Instructor Crossover

The intent of the SSI Dive Professional Crossover program is to provide an orientation to SSI philosophies and procedures to dive professionals from other recognized scuba training agencies. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to conduct SSI programs equivalent to their existing qualifications in a safe
and enjoyable manner.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification Prerequisites: Must hold an equivalent rating from a recognized agency for the program being crossed over. Must meet the minimum certification requirements for the program being crossed over.
  • Total Program Length: Varies
Crossover to SSI

Upon completion you will be certified as an SSI Dive Professional commensurate with your previous certification and experience.

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SSI Specialties for Scuba Diving Instructors

SSI instructors have the option to order Specialty Instructor Digital Kits in a package of 5.

Facts & Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Instructor
  • Academic Sessions: Varies
  • Water Training: Varies
  • Max. Training Depth: Varies
  • Total Program Length: Varies
ssi instructor specialties pack bundle kits

You can choose which specialties you want to get.

You have questions? Reach us on WhatsApp, we’ll be happy to help you.

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