To many people becoming a SSI Dive Control Specialist is just an interim step on the way to becoming an instructor. Tiedemann’s Dive Control Specialist program is quite a bit more then just a "stepping stone". Tiedemann’s Dive Control Specialist program helps you develop instructor level knowledge on every aspect of diving. Tiedemann’s Dive Control Specialist program helps you to develop your personal diving skills to their full potential. Tiedemann’s Dive Control Specialist program can give you a sense fulfillment that you will find in very few other things in life.
The Dive Control Specialist is a highly trained diving leader who is certified to act as an assistant instructor. Also he/she can teach (and issue certifications in a number of areas). Dive Control Specialist can do Scuba Skills Updates for certified divers. These credentials made the Dive Control Specialist one of the most sought after members of the dive leadership pool. Dive Control Specialists are used throughout the world by professionally run Dive Shops and Dive Resorts.
The cost of the program is $ 800. That fee does include Dive Control Specialist home study kit. Fee does not include “Dive Professional Registration Fee” which is paid to SSI. As of early 2011 that fee was $75.
Since the program is on going, you may join the program at any time.
Please review the SSI standards for this course to have a better understanding of the program.
Certification as a Dive Control Specialist allows candidates to enter into Ed Tiedemann’s Instructor program.