SSI Divemaster Course

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart?  If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that’s right be paid to do what you love: become a SSI Divemaster. When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a SSI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world, that of SSI Professionals. These are SSI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the SSI Divemaster program. Working closely with a SSI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. SSI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. SSI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the SSI Assistant Instructor and SSI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

During the SSI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a SSI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.

After becoming certified as a SSI Divemaster you will be authorised to:
• Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
• Assist a SSI Instructor during the training sessions for any SSI Diver course
• Conduct the SSI Skin Diver course and SSI Discover Snorkeling program
• Conduct the SSI Discover Local Diving experience
• Conduct the SSI Scuba Review program
• If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the SSI Discover Scuba Diving program.
• Earn the SSI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the SSI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
• Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
• Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a SSI Instructor during:
◦ surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
◦ when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
• Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a SSI Instructor.
• Conduct the SSI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
• Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a SSI Instructor.
• Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
The Scuba Gear You Use
• You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
• It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The SSI Divemaster crew-pack includes:
• SSI Divemaster Manual
• Divemaster slates
• SSI Instructor Manual
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
• Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
• SSI Professional Log
• DSD Cue Cards
• SSI Pro Bag
• SSI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other SSI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak.  Please ask your SSI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

You also have the option to take Divemaster Online.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact SCUBA MORAIRA.
Otherwise, you can sign up today online.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a SSI Divemaster

€750 / 3 to 4 Weeks

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Prerequisites

Certified as a SSI Advanced Open Water Diver and SSI Rescue Diver.
Logged 40 scuba dives.
Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
Medical Certification within 12 months.

MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years old.

Your Next Adventure!

Here are some suggestions for other SSI courses that will help make you more successful as a SSI Divemaster:
• Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
• Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
• Dive Theory Online
• Boat Diver
• Coral Reef Conservation
• Digital Underwater Photographer
• Emergency First Response Instructor
• Emergency Oxygen Provider
• Enriched Air Diver (You can even sign up for the SSI Enriched Air Course Online!)
• Equipment Specialist
• Night Diver
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Underwater Naturalist
• Underwater Navigation