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Master diver

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by emoreira, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. devildoc5

    devildoc5 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: S.D.
    The Science of Diving is an SSI course designed to teach Dive Professional the advanced physiology that accompanies diving and diving injuries. It is in place because, whether unfortunate or not, there are not too many people who are taking Tech Diving courses before they become Instructors. This leaves them with somewhat limited knowledge on the effects of diving on the human body.

    Sure we all got the basic run down in OW class, but this expands on that and teaches (as far as I can tell) the physiological part of Tech Diving. As in the way the body responds to different atmospheres and pressures. The different physiological responses that occur while diving and how to easily recognize distress, uncomfortableness (sp?), and how best to deal with those at depth.

    This is kind of a bridge between diver Stress and Rescue and "Dive Professional Stress and Rescue" yet goes more in to detail on the why and how of the stress portion. If that makes any sense.
  2. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
    Following this, after becoming Master Diver, as per this SSI :: SSI Scuba Schools International :: take your dive @ diveSSI.com, I should go to Dive Guide, then Divemaster, then Dive Control Specialist and finally OWD Instructor.
  3. Skooter

    Skooter Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Take the Science of Diving course then you can follow that plan.
  4. Tom Smedley

    Tom Smedley Tommy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Montgomery, AL
    With SSI all materials and certifications must be done through an SSI Dealer. If you have the AOW and S & R plus 50 dives you qualify for Master Diver. Now - before you continue - register for the Master Diver Challenge. This will give you a prize when you finish Stress and Rescue. When you complete requirements and upgrade to Master Diver you will be entered into a drawing for an exotic trip. One of my students won the Cayman trip a couple of years ago.

    If you wish to continue you can complete the Dive Guide Course and the Science of Diving Course and you will qualify as SSI Divemaster. If you just want additional knowledge you can complete the Science of Diving Course at any time it is offered. To be a practicing Dive Guide or Divemaster who leads other divers on trips etc. you must be associated with an SSI Dealer and carry liability insurance to be active. In continuation, next in line from Divemaster is Dive Control Specialist or Divecon. With this rating you can qualify to teach certain specialty courses, I tried scuba, refresher, and you can lead dive students on the experience part of their open water dives.

    I would suggest that you go ahead and order the Master Diver Card. It is an impressive accomplishment. Then make your decision to continue or to be happy with status quo. As with other agencies do not confuse the rating of Master Diver with Divemaster. They are two diffferent certifications with different levels of responsibility.....

    Have fun and good luck!

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