SSI Dive Courses – SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor

Advanced Open Water Instructor, Cebu, PhilippinesAs soon as you have certified 15 divers in a specialty area and you have 4 diving Instructor specialty’s you can apply for the Advanced Open Water Instructor rating.

SSI Advanced Open Water Instructors have the best of both worlds. Not only have earned the qualifications to conduct main stream SSI dive programs such as the SSI Open Water Diver, SSI Advanced Adventurer and SSI Stress Rescue Diver, but they can also conduct SSI Specialty Diver programs. These SSI speciality programs help divers to hone their skills in specific area or facets of diving such as wreck, night, nitrox and deep diving.

You’ll need to attend a SSI Specialty Instructor Training Program conducted by a SSI Instructor Trainer (IT) or a SSI Instructor Certifier (IC) here in Cebu, Philippines, or apply directly to SSI (if you have enough credentials).

Advanced Open Water Instructor

SSI OWI + any 4 SSI Instructor Specialties. Teaching SSI specialty courses is a perfect way to continue to grow as an SSI Instructor and increase your revenue channels. SSI Specialty courses offer variety and are convenient to learn. SSI Instructors may qualify to teach SSI specialty courses by attending a seminar, or documenting significant experience (resume must be submitted to SSI) and purchasing the SSI course teaching materials.


SSI has a variety of standardized SSI specialty diver programs that you may conduct once you have earned SSI Specialty Instructors rating in that specific area. Each program is supported by outlines and a variety of other student learning materials. In addition to the standardized specialty programs, as a SSI Dive Control Specialist or higher you may write your own distinctive SSI specialty programs, which may be conducted once approved by SSI.

There are a variety of SSI specialty courses to choose from:

SSI Search & Recovery SSI Deep Diver SSI Rec. Sidemount SSI Night Diver
SSI Computer Diving SSI Equipment Tech SSI UW Photography SSI Tides & Curent
SSI Science of Diving SSI Navigation SSI Boat Diver SSI Wreck Diver*

* For wreck diving specialty it required minimum of 2 divers/partners.

During the SSI Specialty Instructor Training Program you’ll receive valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, program marketing information, current SSI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training. To enroll in the SSI Specialty Instructor Training Program, you must be a renewed SSI Open Water Instructor

This program will prepare you to become an active member of the scuba industry, a successful educator, and a valuable business employee.


The Course includes all the elements required for completion a copy of the Specialty Instructor Manual, internationally recognized SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor Certification card, high quality instruction from a highly qualified experienced instructor trainers, tea, coffee, water, light refreshments and free access to wifi internet connection.

  • ₱12,500.00 (one course) ₱44,000.00 (four courses) ₱80,000.00 (eight courses)
  • 2 days per specialty
  • 1 theory lesson per specialty
  • 1 pool session if needed
  • 1 Open water dive per specialty
  • To take this course you must be at least 18 years old or older
  • This course can be started any day
  • Divemaster Instructor