Huge congratulations to Mark Holton and Gordon Murray on passing their SSI Instructor Evaluation with flying colours.
Especially impreSSIve when you consider that SSI evaluates to much higher standard than the other agencies requiring 90% in the 100 question multiple choice final exam, two 15 minute academic presentations, a full rescue assessment including 02 provision and CPR, a swim test, then on the spot open water and confined presentations over two and a half days. Despite this, we boast a 100% success rate for all our previous candidates and offer a guaranteed pass or the opportunity to attend a subsequent ITC for free.
After your ITC, we offer an internship program here at Big Blue where have the opportunity to teach alongside our senior instructors to gain experience and your first student certifications, followed by an upgrade to Advanced Open Water Instructor and all your Specialty Instructor ratings. After this you will have the opportunity to work for us as a freelancer. A great start in the industry, basically. Big Blue Diving is the largest and most successful SSI Dive Centre in the whole goddam world, certifying over 10000 SSI students in 2016!
Should you get itchy feet, however, we can help you to find work positions at SSI dive shops around South East Asia. There are currently more positions open than there are instructors to fill them!
Once you arrive at our resort and sign up, we are happy to offer you unlimited free fundiving on any of our 5 dive boats. We have at least 2 trips go out every day with night dives on alternate evenings. Lots of opprtunities to get in the water and prepare for your course. It’s a good idea to assist on at least one Open Water Diver Course as part of your preparation as well. We can offer you assistance finding accommodation to suit your budget, and advice on visas for Thailand and transport to and from the island. If you require diving equipment we can secure a professional discount for you on any retail purchases. You will also be entitled to a 20% discount in our beachside restaurant and bar for the duration.
So what are you waiting for?!