SSI Dive Master
SSI Dive Guide
This course is the first step in professional rankings in SSI and to become an SSI Dive Master. You will gain experience navigating in different environments such as night, deep, and drifts. On the Gili Islands, we have over 30 dive sites offering challenging diving and diverse rewards. The challenge in the SSI Dive Guide program is it tests your basic diving skills, knowledge, and even your (swim) endurance. With this qualification you are able to guide certified divers, it is also a prerequisite to all further professional levels.
The Dive Guide Course involves leading in different environments (deep, shallow, night, currents), assisting on training dives with students during an internship, and a theory component. You will learn group leadership skills for organization and safety while guiding dives. To further your training you will assist several Open Water training courses alongside our experienced Instructor Team. The Dive Guide is a practical based course which means more diving for you, as we practice and perfect our skills, stamina, and abilities as divers to assist and lead others.
The Science of Diving Specialty - This is the main theory component for SSI Dive Guides looking to become SSI Dive Masters. The Science of Diving course covers important dive theory necessary for all further SSI professional levels. Topics include Physics, Physiology, RDP Theory, and Aquatic Realm. It is time to learn all about the underwater world. As an exciting part of the 2018 SSI Dive Master training, we will be offering several Specialty courses included as additional preparation for your Dive Master Career. This allows you to gain additional experience in these critical specialized environments such as Nitrox, Deep, Navigation, Night / Limited Visibility Specialties. Your confidence and ability will increase as a diver as it tests you in different types of environments all of which include mastering buoyancy control. The Dive Guide course starts on demand and is possible to start all year around. When you have completed Dive Guide and Science of Diving Specialty, you will become an SSI Dive Master automatically. To reserve your place, email us and make your passion your profession!
18 years old minimum age
40 Logged dives to start the course
SSI Stress and Rescue Diver
Signed Medical Statement within the last year
React Right / CPR + First Aid +Oxygen Provider course within the last 2 years
Professional Total Diving System including a dive computer and a deployable SMB
A positive attitude and desire to dive daily!
SSI Dive Master
This qualification is awarded FREE of charge with the completion of SSI Dive Guide and the Science of Diving Specialty. This is the most sought-after title within the SSI curriculum, as it gives you the experience and ability to safely lead others on daily fun dives! The SSI Dive Master qualification allows you to assist Instructors as a Certified Assistant on open water training dives. It is also a prerequisite to any further SSI Professional ratings if you are looking to make diving a new career and become an SSI Instructor.
Gili Air is the perfect environment to complete these courses, with the beautiful waters and fantastic diversity of dive sites and marine life, you will gain all the experience you need to enter the professional world. Our newly updated, spacious training facilities will complete the ultimate Dive Master experience.
Dive Master and Master Diver Internship
These programs combine during the Manta Dive internship program to give you the best experience possible. You will assist with courses such as Open Water and the Stress and Rescue to gain additional confidence in your ability to recognize and assist with problems. We also allow unlimited diving for the duration of your Dive Master Course, which can allow you to build up experience and better ability underwater. Additionally, you can complete the SSI Master Diver during your internship as well; Nitrox, Deep, Night, and Navigation Specialties will be included if you do not already have these at the beginning of your course. You will leave Manta Dive Gili Air with the first two SSI PRO levels completed and be able to assist with courses and confidently guide certified divers. The timing of the internship depends on how many previous logged experience but generally runs from 4 - 8 weeks.
Contact Antti at info@manta-dive-giliair to begin your training and become both a Dive Master and a Master Diver with Manta Dive Gili Air!
SSI offers more flexibility for the working instructor to make a course that best fits each student diver’s needs. Their philosophy is not just to teach people to dive, but teach them to become divers! We encourage you to research both Professional programs online and see for yourself why we prefer the more comprehensive SSI training system.