The first SSI Professional level.
SSI Divemaster Course
Love scuba diving? Want to share your passion with those around you? Take the SSI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others...

The SSI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a SSI  Instructor, you’ll master your dive skills.

You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers of all qualifications.

What can I do as a SSI Divemaster? 
  • Assist a SSI Instructor during training sessions for any SSI course.
  • Supervise activities, both training and non-training related activities, by planning, organising and directing dives.
  • Earn the SSI Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality Instructor rating to be able to teach the SSI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the EFR Instructor course.
  • Conduct the SSI Seal Team AquaMission.
  • The role and characteristics of the SSI Divemaster.
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers.
  • Diver safety and risk management.
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills.
  • Business of diving and your career.
  • Awareness of the dive environment.
  • Dive setup and management.
  • Mapping an open water site.
  • Conducting dive briefings.
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive.
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course.
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs.
  • Work abroad and travel around the world.
  • Meet new people throughout the world, making friends for life.

Who can enroll in the SSI Divemaster Course?

SSI Diver Stress & Rescue who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the SSI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
  • React Right training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification
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