The Course

In this SSI Dive Instructor Training Course (ITC) here in Cebu, Philippines you learn how to train and create your own committed and loyal divers. Instructor Training is an important step to do.  From the time man had the urge to explore the underwater world, the pleasures were denied to the vast majority until scuba training and equipment were developed in its present form. Now that diving is accessible to anyone, there is a high demand for people who have a passion for diving and want to share the experience to others. To become an SSI Open Water Instructor you must undertake the SSI Instructor Training Course (ITC). You will be given plenty of time to practice your teaching skills and techniques. You will receive feedback at every practice session so that you will continuously develop throughout the course.


Open Water Instructor training at Kasai VillageThis course is packed full of everything that will not only make you superb diving instructor but also a desirable employee and asset to the industry you are entering. You will not just learn how to teach but how to ensure your future career is successful by understanding how equipment sales, continuing education and diving experience ensure a future demand for your skills.You will receive training so that you will understand your role,its responsibilities and what is expected for you,both how to use the value of the SSI Educational System, the fundamentals of a dive business and the legalities of teaching diving, the importance of training for confidence and competence not just certification, in detail, how to teach the courses you will be certified to conduct both in classroom and in the water too, how to control groups of divers and apply solution thinking and how to create committed and loyal divers. You will be required to demonstrate your teaching ability and complete and pass.

  • 4 academic presentations
  • 3 pool teaching presentations
  • 3 open water presentations

This will involve not only test your teaching ability but your ability to solve problems and control divers underwater too. You will be evaluated on your professional conduct throughout the training and also receive an evaluation on your decision ability too. If you have not completed a water fitness evaluation recently in previous courses then you will need to undertake: 700m snorkel swim (max. 20 mins), underwater swim (min 25m), 15 minutes water tread, rescue an unconscious diver 100m away (max 8mins).


Your next level is to become an SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor so that you can teach the wide range of speciality programs available. This will not only increase your training and experience but it will increase your prospects when looking for employment.
Note: If you book this SSI ITC in combination with the Dive Control Specialist Course the minimum course duration will be 17 days.

If you are not trained as a Dive Control Specialist with Kasai Village Dive Academy you are required to attend an ITC Prep Course ( 3 days) at additional cost.

  • ₱ 90,000.00
  • 10 days
  • 10 theory lessons
  • min. 3 pool sessions
  • min. 2 Open water dives
  • 18 years old and SSI Dive Control Specialist
  • This course start on certain schedule contact us
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor