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Dive Control Specialist (DCS). Divemaster + Dive Control Specialist equals Assistant Instructor. As a DCS you can teach lecture and pool classes with indirect supervision. By assisting an active SSI Instructor with open water training the DCS can collect valuable training experience which is the best possible preparation for an Instructor Training Course (ITC).

As a certified SSI Dive Control Specialist (DCS) you can:

  • Lead and guide certified divers
  • Assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water
  • Teach skills in the classroom and pool under indirect supervision of an SSI Instructor (except emergency skills)
  • Teach the SSI Scuba Skills Update, Snorkeling and Try Scuba (pool only) programs

Certified and active Dive Control Specialists (DCSs) can upgrade to:

Training Specialist (TS). This rating allows them to conduct limited Specialty Course training for the following programs and issue certification independently:TrainSpcl_CCrd

  • Boat Diving
  • Equipment Techniques
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videography
  • Shark Diver
  • Fish ID
  • CPR / First Aid
  • O2 Provider
  • Advanced O2
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

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