• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by KShandkman, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. KShandkman

    KShandkman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Olathe, Kansas, United States
    27
    5
    3
    I sent an email yesterday requesting more information. I will let you all know there response.
     
  2. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
    1,735
    340
    83
    To get the Master Diver certification you need 3 things :
    1) Being Advanced Open Water Diver
    2) Being Stress & Rescue certified (this means that you are also EFR certified)
    3) Has a minimum of 50 dives and 32 hours cummulated.

    For 1) you need 4 specialties that requiere check-out dives. Nitrox, Equipment Techniques, Underwater Photography and Science of Diving do not count for this goal, so they do not count for Master Diver in the end. However, a further read of the standard you will find that Nitrox and Equipment Techniques are required for Dive Guide (first professional degree) and Dive Guide + Science of Diving = Dive Master (do not confuse Dive Master with Master Diver).
     
  3. KShandkman

    KShandkman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Olathe, Kansas, United States
    27
    5
    3
    I just was contacted by a SSI rep who indicated that she will be sending me my Master Diver certification via the mail. I guess the short of this is it pays to inquire :)

    Emoreira, I do not see those specialties listed in the 2013 standards for Dive Guide? am I missing something?
     
  4. kmurray719

    kmurray719 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston, Ma
    444
    178
    43
    They're not part of the standards for Dive Guide any more:
    (2013 standards, page PRO 3)
    5. Prerequisites:
    A. Starting Age is 18, Refer to Regional appendix for
    specific rules to your area.
    B. Own a Total Diving System of professional type
    and quality.
    C. Logged no less than 40 open water dives totaling
    25 hours or more.
    D. Must have completed the advanced adventurer
    program and be certified in Diver Stress and
    Rescue or equivalent.


    They were requirements until the most recent revisions. Here's the prerequisites for dive guide from the 2012 standards:
    5. Prerequisites:
    A. Be at least 18 years old.
    B. Own a Total Diving System of professional type
    and quality.
    C. Logged no less than 40 open water dives totaling
    25 hours or more.
    D. Have completed the following individual
    speciality courses: Stress and Rescue, Navigation,
    Night/Limited Visibility, Deep Diving, Search &
    Recovery, Equipment Techniques and Enriched
    Air Nitrox Diver (EAN is not required if not
    available in your region).
    or:
    Be a certified Advanced Open Water Diver (from
    a recognized agency) and have a minimum of 5
    dives logged in each of the required specialty
    areas.
     
  5. KShandkman

    KShandkman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Olathe, Kansas, United States
    27
    5
    3
    Thanks Kim for clarifying this.
     

Share This Page