SSI Dive Master Course


    • Duration: 15-20 days
    • Minimum requirements: Able to swim and medically fit for diving
    • Minimum age: 15 years

    The Fees Include:

    • Transfer to/from your place of stay within Hurghada (Other areas might be charged additionally)
    • 12 Liter tanks
    • Lunch on board (incl. tea/coffee, 2 soft drinks or water)
    • Books and certification
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SSI Master Diver Course

Price: 1200 Euros

Duration: 15-20 Days

The SSI Dive Master (DM) course is an integral part of the SSI professional-level training program. The Dive Master certification is a significant achievement for divers looking to take on leadership roles within the scuba diving community. Please note that details and program structures may evolve, so it’s recommended to check with SSI or a local SSI dive center for the most up-to-date information. Here’s a general overview based on the information available:


Certification Requirements:

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver certifications (or equivalent certifications from other recognized agencies).
  • SSI Master Diver certification or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 60 logged dives, including experience in night diving, deep diving, and underwater navigation.

Medical Fitness:

  • Divers are required to provide a medical certificate or complete a medical questionnaire to ensure they are fit for diving.

Course Components:

  1. Knowledge Development:
  • In-depth theoretical training covering dive theory, physics, physiology, equipment, and dive planning.
  • Development of leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a Dive Master.
  1. Practical Skills:
  • Dive Masters practice and demonstrate advanced diving skills, rescue techniques, and emergency procedures.
  • Development of dive leadership skills, including organizing and conducting dives, guiding certified divers, and assisting instructors with training.
  1. Watermanship:
  • Swim tests and other watermanship skills to ensure proficiency in the water.
  1. Dive Site Management:
  • Dive Masters learn how to plan and manage dive sites, including briefing divers, organizing logistics, and ensuring safety.
  1. Assisting Instructors:
  • Dive Masters gain experience in assisting SSI Instructors with training courses, including Open Water Diver courses and continuing education programs.
  1. Map Making and Dive Planning:
  • Training in creating underwater maps and dive plans for various dive sites.

Duration and Structure:

  • The Dive Master course duration can vary, but it often involves a combination of classroom sessions, confined water (pool) training, and open water activities.
  • Dive Masters-in-training are required to complete a specified number of supervised and unsupervised dives.


  • Upon successful completion of the SSI Dive Master course, participants are awarded the SSI Dive Master certification.
  • The Dive Master certification allows individuals to independently guide certified divers, assist with training courses, and take on leadership roles within the diving community.

Career Path:

  • The SSI Dive Master certification is a prerequisite for those considering further professional-level training, such as becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).


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