Open Water Instructors may qualify to teach specialty courses by attending a seminar, co-teaching with an Instructor qualified for the Specialty Course, or documenting significant experience and purchasing course teaching materials.
The upgrade is easy by simply submitting the application form to SSI Headquarters.
Open Water Instructors who hold at least 4 Specialty Instructor Ratings including Diver Stress & Rescue qualify for the Advanced Open Water Instructor Rating. Advanced Open Water Instructors are automatically entitled to teach the “Science of Diving” Specialty Course and the Dive Guide program.
At Dive Victoria we teach a full range of Specialty programs so it’s easy to gain the necessary experience and move up through the instructor ranks.
Prices vary based on the specialties so please see our senior staff for details.