Dive Pro Crossover program

There is a strong demand in the recreational scuba industry for passionate individuals who can share their love of the sport and the underwater world with others.

SSI Open Water Instructors are the backbone of the dive industry, teaching new divers to safely explore the underwater world, providing introductory courses to those who are considering a scuba certification, and teaching continuing education programs that create life-long and enthusiastic divers.

The SSI dive pro crossover program trains you to be a well-prepared, versatile and marketable SSI Professional, with the ability to provide high-quality training to entry-level and experienced divers alike. It is intended to be a fun and challenging learning experience that will present you with new skills and knowledge that will increase your abilities as an SSI Professional.

You are expected to ask questions and to take an active role in the dive pro crossover process. We are excited you’ve chosen to become an SSI Professional!
Contact us HERE for booking your crossover date.


  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Hold a current dive medical.
  • Must have held an equivalent certification from a training agency within the last two (2) years.
  • Must meet the minimum certification being crossed over.
  • A dive master professional crossover candidate must have completed the Science of Diving knowledge and skill assessment.
  • If a dive professional has been inactive with another agency for greater than five (5) years, they must follow the Returning to Active Status standards.

Course Overview

The Crossover program has three components:
Digital Learning: SSI developed this program using modern Educational Management System (EMS) technology. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to complete your training in an easy-to-understand, logical sequence.

Academic Sessions: These include lectures, instructor-led active learning sessions, and other interactive activities. They apply the knowledge gained from the digital learning in a practical, real- world environment. By completing these sessions, you will gain an understanding of what it takes to become an SSI professional.

Practical Application Sessions: This is the final component of your training, where you will further develop the skills and experience required by an SSI professional.

You will develop and be evaluated on your ability to conduct academic and in water training sessions, control and evaluate students, and promote SSI teaching and business philosophies for the benefit of both yourself, the training centre, and the entire dive industry.

​Sample Schedule

Day 1: 

ClassroomAcademic Workshop: 9 hours

Day 2:

  • In-Water/ClassroomIn-Water Skills Workshop: 4 hours 
  • Academic Workshop: 2 hours
  • Final Exam: 2 hours
  • Summary and Closing Statements: 1 hour

Cost $1000


  • Online eLearning, academic sessions & in water training
  • Dive cylinders and weights provided during training
  • Final exam
  • SSI professional status activation & registration
  • E-card
  • Dive Instructor pack including slates
  • Light refreshments during your course
  • Dive club membership 
  • Student rates on new equipment purchases from us

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