SSI Open Water Instructor

Share Your Passion for the Ocean

Change your office from the four walls to the open ocean. Teach new people the skills and knowledge they need to become divers!

The Instructor Training Course (ITC) focuses not only on the teaching aspect of being a scuba professional, but also on the diving industry and the retail side of things. The instructor's mission is to create inspired divers, who will go on to enjoy their new hobby no matter where they travel. Our mission is to give you the tools to make that happen.

We use the SSI online study materials to the fullest extent, and on the ITC you will work together with our instructor trainers to get your skills, both in and out of the water, up to a professional level. Interactive workshops and hands-on practice sessions combined with the latest in dive theory will equip you to become one of the most hireable dive professionals.

After the ITC you will be able to teach all of the entry-level dive courses, and the Stress & Rescue, Perfect Buoyancy, Nitrox, and Dive Guide specialties. For more specialties, we can arrange seminars or co-teaching to upgrade your status to Specialty Instructor.

Contact us for your personalised course package!.

    • Minimum age 18 years
    • Be certified as a Dive Control Specialist or equivalent (AI)
    • Minimum 100 dives
    • Have a Total Diving System of professional type and quality
    • Provide and maintain certification of current training in First Aid, CPR and O2 administration
    • Have a current medical examination for scuba diving and signed medical questionnaire
    • by a licensed medical practitioner not older than 1 year old
    • 10-12 days
    • 2 days instructor evaluation
    • Online materials - Diamond access (Online and offline access to the digital training materials)
    • Dives during your course
    • Instructor evaluation
    • Certification fee and cue cards
    • The first year SSI membership fee
    Please note that if you are NOT yet SSI member, the registeration fee will be added to the price.
  • This course includes digital online programme kit.

    • Digital SSI Certification Card (D-Card)
    • Digital Training Materials including Video Streaming/Download
    • Material Customization by Interactive Review Questions, Personal Notes and Bookmarks
    • Online & Offline Access via DiveSSI App - Available for iOS and Android Mobile Devices
    • Lifetime Access and Free Future Updates

Go Pro with Koh Tao Divers!

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Open Water Instructor


  • On request

Upon booking you are required to pay a deposit of 100 €.

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