Dive Control Specialist (DCS)
-A Logical Progression-
This rating is the equivalent of an Assistant Instructor and the beginning of your professional teaching career. In this program you will work with our Dive Control Specialist Instructors and our SSI Instructor Trainer who will help you learn advanced diving techniques and how to teach entry level scuba.
SSI Dive Control Specialist can perform everything an SSI Dive Guide and Divemaster can, along with being able to assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water. Teach skills in the classroom and pool under the indirect supervision of an SSI Instructor and teach the SSI Scuba Skills Update program, and Try Scuba Pool Experience.
The DiveCon course is the most comprehensive entry level professional course the world has to offer. Showing candidates the presentation skills they will need to assist in the teaching of Scuba Diving courses is the portion of this program that sets it apart.
What do I require to start my DiveCon course?
Be at least 18 years old and have at least 60 logged dives. You must be already enrolled in the SSI Divemaster course or be certified as an SSI Divemaster or equivalent of the Dive Guide and the Science of Diving Specialty certification.
How long will it take to complete my DiveCon course?
You require 75 dives to complete your DiveCon course so the length of your course will depend on your diving experience and your current certification level. The DiveCon can be conducted as an individual program which usually takes between two to eight weeks. If you are already enrolled in or certified as an SSI Divemaster the DiveCon upgrade can take as little as a few days.
How much will my DiveCon course take to complete?
The cost of the complete DiveCon course, which incorporates the SSI Dive Guide, Science of Diving Specialty, Divemaster and DiveCon upgrade is 28,000 THB. The materials for the DiveCon program are 6,000 THB and there is also an additional fee payable directly to SSI HQ for your professional application and first year’s annual fee’s of 3,000thb.
After certification SSI Dive Control Specialists may upgrade to a Training Specialist or enroll in the SSI Instructor Training Course (ITC).