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SSI Crossover

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by clay357, May 24, 2011.

  1. clay357

    clay357 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: North Carolina
    I am currently in the NAUI program, but family concerns may cause me to have to relocate to an area where there is no NAUI shop. What are the requirements to crossover my NAUI DM/Instructor certs to SSI?
  2. jscott099

    jscott099 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Branford, FL
    If you are NAUI current you almost certainly meet most of the requirements already. You'll have to take the SSI Instructor Training Course and get all the SSI instructor materials. The first thing you want to do though is find your local SSI shop and make sure you like each other. You have to be associated with a shop (SSI does not do independent teaching). They can give you the cost details. Not all shops necessarily run Instructor training courses on a regular schedule.

    Logged a minimum of 100 open water dives which
    accumulate a total dive time of 65 hours or more.
    • Maintain proof of current training in First Aid &
    • Maintain proof of being competent in emergency
    administration of oxygen. This shall include
    knowledge of the medical principles involved and
    practical use of an emergency oxygen unit.
    • Display leadership behaviours as well as passing all
    requirements as listed in the program curriculum.
    • Pass a watermanship and skill evaluation.
    • Pass all Mini Exams with a minimum score of 90%.
    • Comply with all annual Renewal procedures.
    • Maintain Professional Liability Insurance where
    • Work through an active SSI Dive Center or SSI Dive

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