As a Dive Master you not only get to dive heaps, other divers look up to you and ask you for advice.
To achieve the Dive Master Rating there are 2 pathways. You can either complete the 2 components that make up the Dive Master Certification, the Dive Guide program and the Science of Diving program which will award you with the SSI Divemaster rating. The second pathway is to complete our Summer Dive Master Program. This program takes you on a journey with us over 2 months, working through a range of SSI specialty courses and ultimately becoming to becoming an SSI Dive Master.
Science of Diving Specialty
Science of Diving is a non-diving specialty that incorporates in-depth information on physics, physiology, decompression theory, equipment and aquatic environment. By being a Dive Guide and completing the Science of Diving Specialty Course, which you can take any time before, after or in conjunction with the Dive Guide program, you automatically qualify for the Divemaster (DM) rating. This is a prerequisite to enroll in the SSI Dive Control Specialist program, should an SSI Divemaster (DM) decide to proceed to the next level.
Science of Diving Course cost $499 run over 2 days
Devoted divers who are motivated to pass along their love of recreational scuba diving to others will find the SSI Dive Guide program a rewarding experience that will add a new dimension to the sport. Much as the SSI Open Water Diver course opened the door to diving, the SSI Dive Guide or Divemaster program will open the door to leadership, which allows the SSI Dive Guide to enjoy diving on an entirely different level and to earn the respect of other divers.
Summer Dive Master Program Dates
Part 1: 10th - 20th December 20115, Part 2: 4th - 21st January 2016 and Part 3: 27th Jan - 15th February 2016
Science of Diving Dates
19th & 20th September 2015
24th and 25th October 2015
19th and 20th December 2015
27th - 28th January 2016
19th - 20th March 2016
4th - 5th June 2016
Dive Guide Dates
Tuesday 17th November - Friday 20th 2015
Saturday 5th, 6th and Saturday 12th and 13th December 2015
Monday 11th January - Thursday 14th 2016
Monday 1st February - Thursday 4th 2016
Saturday 27th, 28th February and Saturday 5th and 6th March 2016
Saturday 7th, 8th May and 14th 15th May 2016