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 Open Water Instructor Training Course is intended to provide candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. It is also intended to prepare candidates to successfully complete an Instructor Evaluation. This program trains you to be a well-prepared, versatile and marketable dive 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 a dive professional. Your basic dive skills and knowledge will be refined and tested as you develop into a capable and professional dive leader.