SSI Open Water Instructor

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Divers choose to become an SSI Instructor with Dive Newcastle for many reasons. For some, gaining their Open Water Scuba Instructor qualification is simply about being able to share their passion for diving with others. For many it provides the opportunity to make some extra income, a career at home or an opportunity to travel the world and be paid to do so.

As a diver you will already have met our team all of whom started as you did, as an Open Water Diver. While becoming an instructor is a big achievement with commitment and support from the Dive Newcastle team it is a goal you can achieve. Start today and before you know you will join the ranks of an elite team of global dive professionals.

When you love what you do for a living you will never work again. Becoming a dive professional can be a life changing experience.

Why SSI?

SSI is the world’s largest store based training agency With more than 3,500 dive centres globally there is an SSI Dive Centre almost anywhere there is a place to dive. This means with  SSI you have a world of opportunity for employment.

The training materials lead the industry with a fully integrated on line training system that makes learning much easier and more fun. This makes your job as an instructor easier.

Quality training materials also lead to a more consistent high quality outcome. The SSI pathway to instructor includes training in the most popular and important specialties. This is a much more comprehensive approach to instructor training. It leads to better trained instructors ready to teach key specialties.

SSI courses are ISO compliant and meet or exceed RSTC and Australian Standards for scuba training.

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Steps in Becoming an Instructor

SSI is the world’s largest store based training agency With more than 3,500 dive centres globally there is an SSI Dive Centre almost anywhere there is a place to dive. This means with  SSI you have a world of opportunity for employment.

The training materials lead the industry with a fully integrated on line training system that makes learning much easier and more fun. This makes your job as an instructor easier.

Quality training materials also lead to a more consistent high quality outcome. The SSI pathway to instructor includes training in the most popular and important specialties. This is a much more comprehensive approach to instructor training. It leads to better trained instructors ready to teach key specialties.

SSI courses are ISO compliant and meet or exceed RSTC and Australian Standards for scuba training.

Fast Track

This is the fastest option. It is still very thorough and will make you a good instructor but it represents the minimum requirements to become an Instructor. You will need to complete Advanced Adventurer, Navigation, Night, Deep, Nitrox, Stress and Rescue, Assistant Instructor and Instructor.  You will also need to complete a minimum of 100 dives. You will also receive additional recognition levels along the way.

Recognition Levels

Advanced Scuba Diver, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor

Pro Track

The Pro Track will prepare you for a diversified career within in the dive industry. While the Fast Track will prepare and qualify you to instruct the Pro Track will give you more experience and training prior to certification as an instructor so you will feel even more confident from the get go.

Pro Track includes all programs from the Fast Track plus additional courses, Equipment Specialty, Boat Diver, Wreck and Waves, Tides and Currents.

You will also complete 3 programs developed by Dive Newcastle including Air Fill Operator, Sales and Customer Service and Dive Store Systems. As a dive professional these are all skills you will find you need to have or develop. You will be more valuable / employable as an instructor with these skills.

We also include an internship whereby you can work on a minimum of 3 additional courses where you will be mentored by our instructional team to be very prepared once you join our ranks as an instructor. You will also participate in five boat dives as a guide.

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Our Quality Guarantee

Dive Newcastle guarantee to take our time and to teach you properly. You will not be rushed and we will ensure you feel safe and comfortable as a diver before you complete the course.