SSI Crossover

​The SSI Dive Professional Crossover program provides an orientation to SSI philosophies and procedures to dive professionals from other scuba training agencies. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to conduct SSI programs equivalent to their existing qualifications in a safe and enjoyable manner.

Dive Professionals certified by any SSI-recognized training agency or federation may attend an SSI Dive Professional Crossover program.

This program meets ISO24802-2 Instructor Level 2 training standards.

Benefits of Completing the SSI Professional Crossover

Do you dream of travelling the world while working in your dream job, teaching scuba diving? As a certified Open Water Instructor, you can work at SSI Training Centers represented in across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. With more than 3,500 Training Centers in over 150 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to make a career with SSI wherever you choose.

This comprehensive program enables you with all the knowledge and skills to become an SSI Professional. 


Prerequisites & Requirements For SSI Professional Crossover

  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Must have held an equivalent certification from a recognized training agency
  • Must meet the minimum certification requirements for the certification being crossed over
  • The candidate should not be currently involved in a quality compliance case with another training agency. If they are part of an active quality compliance case, they must disclose all information about the case with SSI prior to attending the crossover
  • Any candidate who has been expelled from another training agency is automatically disqualified from attending an SSI Professional Crossover

Requirements for Completing the SSI Instructor certification

  • Pass all requirements and evaluations listed in the instructor manual for the SSI Professional Crossover
  • Complete the program’s final exam

Start Your Diving Career as an SSI Professional

A futuristic approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible. SSI´s Professional network is growing every day. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community!

Detailed Overview of your SSI  Professional Crossover Schedule

Day One

  • Academic Session 1 – Overview of SSI
  • Academic Session 2 – Duties of an SSI Professional
  • Academic Session 3 – Program Administration

Day Two

  • Practical Application Session 1 – Water Fitness Evaluation
  • Academic Session 4 – Assistant Instructor Program 
  • Academic Session 5 – The Open Water Diver Program 

Day Three

  • Practical Application Session 2 – Open Water Diver In-Water Skills Workshop
  • Academic Session 5 – The Open Water Diver Program 
  • Academic Session 6 – Open Water Instructor Specialties 

Day Four

  • Practical Application Session 3 – Diver Stress & Reescue In-Water Skills Workshop 
  • Academic Session 7 – Diver Stress & Rescue and Dive Guide
  • Final Exam

Day Five (Assistant Instructor Trainer Candidates Only)

Day Six (Assistant Instructor Trainer Candidates Only)

Locations for your SSI Professional Crossover coursework

Your Cozumel SSI Professional Crossover  will primarily take place in these three locations – our habor for boat dives, Tikila Beach for shore dives, and of course our classroom.

Harbor - Boats

Classroom - Pool

Shore Dives

SSI Crossover Start Dates

  • December 6, 2022
  • February 6. 2023
  • April 3, 2023
  • June 5, 2023
  • August 7, 2023
  • October 9. 2023
  • December 11, 2023