SSI Maldives Instructor Courses IDC

SSI Maldives Meeting – a resounding success!

On 10th February 2016 twenty-five participants attended the SSI Meeting Maldives, including representatives from some of the leading dive businesses in the country.

Topics presented were:

  • The SSI Maldives Team
  • Facts & Figures SSI Worldwide
  • Facts & Figures SSI Maldives
  • Digital Revolution Explained
  • Advantages with SSI
  • Crossovers & Instructor Training Programs
  • Swim Schools International
  • Lifeguard Program

It was an extremely positive meeting with a lot of interest created. One dive center was so impressed by what SSI had to offer their business that they decided to make the switch right there at the event, key players from other organisations were also contemplating the move. SSI Maldives is here to stay, it’s going from strength to strength and has become a synonym for quality and continuity within the diving business of the Maldives, and worldwide too.

The SSI Swim School and Lifeguard programs generated a huge amount of interest and a program will be scheduled for April – details to follow.

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SSI Instructor Training Course December 2015

Mare Scuba Concept and SSI Maldives are glad to announce an upcoming SSI Instructor Training Course (ITC) in the Maldives. Join us and get certified at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef between 4th and 12th December 2015. IE: 13th-14th December.

This is your chance to turn your passion into a career, and respond to an ever-increasing demand for highly qualified dive pros in the Maldives. You will learn how to deliver “The Ultimate Dive Experience”: increase your retail business and industry knowledge, expand your teaching skills and add professional presentation/sales experience through modern workshops and practical applications.

Please get in touch with or fill out the form to request more information.

Find out more about Sun Aqua Vilu Reef on their website.

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Register today: Mares Lab Diving Center Service Technician Course

Mare Scuba Concept invites you to enroll in December’s Mares Lab Diving Center Service Technician Training Course.

The Course comprises a 1-day training program and an online segment, and trains and qualifies individuals to service and repair Mares products belonging to the Diving Center line.

This course has two main components:

1. Mares Basic Online

The Basic Online course provides the information to understand the structure and operation of the equipment components most commonly used by the recreational diving industry. This course is a prerequisite requirement to attend most Mares Lab Skill Based Training Courses. The course goals are to:
1. Establish your basic knowledge level relating to regulator service and repair procedures.
2. Provide you with basic information on regulator design and function.
3. Provide you with Mares-specific information relating to service and repair procedures, manufacturing processes, and product information.
4. Help prepare you for success in one or more Mares Lab Skill Based Training Courses.

This e-learning program must be completed in its entirety prior to attending the Course.

2. Mares Diving Center Service Technician

This course is designed for technicians who plan to work in a Mares Diving Center, such as a resort or diver training facility that has limited or no retail sale of Mares equipment. Course duration is 1 day and provides skill based training related to the Mares Diving Center product line. Take this course if you plan to work in a Mares Diving Center and are interested in being able to service and repair your affiliated Mares Diving Center owned Mares products. Successful completion of the Diving Center Service Technician Course qualifies you to service and repair ONLY your affiliated Diving Center OWNED equipment used in rental and/or training programs.

Prerequisite Requirement: Completion of the Basic Service Technician Digital Learning Course


Open to all interested parties. Maximum 6 participants per seminar. Pre-registration required. After registering, candidates will receive access to online preparation materials, therefore pre-registration is essential.

Here you can find the COURSE REGISTRATION FORM, which needs to be completed in order to approve your attendance at the course. Please complete the form and send it (by fax and/or email) to Mare Scuba Concept on below contact details. As soon as we process your registration, we’ll send you an email with all the details of the course.

Fax: 333 5925


Submit your Registration Form as soon as possible. You will receive an email confirmation that your registration has been accepted and processed. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS CONFIRMATION, YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED ENROLLED IN THE COURSE.

All necessary materials and equipment will be provided.
$ 200.00 Fee – All-inclusive


Seminars will be held:

-in Male on the 10th of December from 9 am to 6 pm
-in North Ari Atoll on the 12th of December from 9 am to 6 pm


For further enquiries please contact Ms. Aneeka on 3302900 or Mare Scuba concept at

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Freediving Instructor Course with World Champion Gianluca Genoni

It is with great excitement that we invite you to attend the Maldives’ first Freediving Instructor Course, which will be conducted by World Champion and SSI Instructor Trainer Gianluca Genoni between 22nd and 29th November. Register until Wednesday, 11th November, 12:00 am Male’ time, to secure your spot!

SSI and Mare Scuba Concept are thrilled to be able to host Gianluca in the Maldives, and offer you a unique opportunity to learn from the very best.

Two programs will be available during the course:

For SSI Divecon and up: 3 days to become SSI Freediving Basic Instructor
For Freedivers having Level 1+2 from SSI or equivalent: Possibility to become SSI Freediving Instructor Level 1

For Freediving Instructors: Possibility to participate in a crossover

Costs without the logistics:
$ 390.- for the Freediving Basic Instructor and crossover
$ 850.- for the full Instructor course including materials and fees

Maximum number of candidates: 12
Venue: TBD

Get in touch with us for more information and to secure your spot:


SSI Renewal Plus Program 2015/16

2015 has been a very exciting year and we are pleased to announce that there’s even more to come from SSI!  Earlier this year, SSI introduced The Digital Revolution, a whole NEW Open Water Diver program to increase sales and 17 additional digital programs, all of which are available in over 20 languages.  The expansion plan is however not yet complete as SSI are bringing out further digital programs such as ‘Perfect Buoyancy’ and ‘Advanced Adventurer ‘ to assist you in  further increasing your sales.

The Digital Revolution also added even more benefits for being an SSI Member:

  • Diamond Access to student & pro material

    Dive Professionals have Diamond Access (offline) to all student and pro materials they are certified to teach, plus future updates are free of charge.

  • Single renewal fee

    Dive professionals pay just one renewal fee for their highest rating and all other ratings are free of charge.

  • Extra insurance cover

    The SSI Insurance Program has been expanded and now covers additional countries to minimize risk.


SSI is making membership in 2016 even more beneficial.  Starting October 31, Dive Centers, Resorts and Dive Professionals can choose to participate in the NEW Renewal Plus, Program.

With “Renewal Plus,” dive professionals will be able to purchase, for their own personal use, exclusive equipment offers at promotional prices directly from SSI. In order to qualify for the offer, the dive pro has to agree to wear the equipment during their classes and to not sell or pass on the item to a third party for 2 years from the date of purchase.

Subject to inventory availability, the 2016 Renewal Plus offer is the MARES, SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITION at a promotional price of Euros 106.- incl. of GST (instead of Euros 304.- Retail Price).

Renewal Plus Program 2016 in detail


The MARES, SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITON is a unique version of the MARES, SMART COMPUTER made exclusively for dive professionals. In addition to the SMART COMPUTER features, the PRO EDITION has limited Black PVD coated bezel and buttons and a red “PRO” mark. The SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITION will ONLY be available to SSI Dive Professionals and will not be offered for retail.

Are all Dive Professionals eligible to participate?

Yes, as long as you renew between October 1 and December 31, 2015, you are eligible to participate.

What is the Renewal Plus Benefit for a Dive Center or Resort?

As a Mares dealer, Renewal Plus increases the visibility and sales of MARES, SMART COMPUTERS through your Dive Center or Resort.  As compensation for SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITION promotion, you will be offered 5 SMART COMPUTERS with 10% OFF for each dive-professional signing up for the Renewal Plus program.
NOTE: Please understand that Non-MARES dealers cannot participate in this offer.

How will the Renewal Plus program be executed?

At renewal, the Dive Professional will be offered the Renewal Plus option in ODiN.  If the Dive Pro takes this option, they will simply pay for both at the time of renewal.

Terms & Conditions

  • Personal Use Only

    By choosing the Renewal Plus option, the Dive Professional acknowledges and agrees that the MARES, SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITION is FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY, to wear the computer during class and not sell or pass on the item to a third party for 2 years.

  • Infringements

    SSI will record and track each serial-number of the MARES, SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITION shipped. Any infringements will result in the Dive Professional being charged the difference between the promotional and retail price (€ 304.-) In addition, the Dive Professional will be excluded from any future Renewal Plus offers.

  • Shipping

    The MARES, SMART COMPUTER, PRO EDITION will be shipped to the Dive Center, Resort or Distributor between November 15, and December. 31, 2015.

  • Opt-out

    If you not want your Dive Professionals to participate in the Renewal Plus Program, you can simply choose the “Opt-Out Option” in ODiN. If this is your choice, please inform your Dive Professional that you will not be participating.

  • Subject to availability

    NOTE: The program runs from October 1 – December 31, 2015 and subject to inventory availability. The Renewal Plus program will be processed according to the FIFO standard (first in, first out).


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SSI Renews ISO Certification Worldwide

SSI is proud to announce the renewal of their ISO Certification (EUF International Certification).

Since June 1, 2010, Scuba Schools International is one of very few training agencies qualified for this prestigious global ISO Certificate. This simply means that for the third time the International Organization for Standardization, certified SSI as compliant with ISO standards for Recreational Diving by an independent auditor. The certificate includes 9 SSI Programs; 6 for divers and 3 for Dive Professionals.

1. ISO 11121 – Try Scuba Diving
2. ISO 24801-1 – Scuba Diver
3. ISO 24801-2 – Open Water Diver
4. ISO 11107 – Enriched Air Nitrox
5. ISO 13293 – Gas Blender
6. ISO 24801 – 3 – Dive Guide
7. ISO 13970 – Snorkel Instructor
8. ISO 24802-1 – Dive Control Specialist
9. ISO 24802-2 – Open Water Instructor

As a Training Agency, SSI is not only ISO complaint, they are a founding member of the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Counsel) whose primary goals are the development of worldwide, national and local minimum training standards.

For more than 45 years, SSI’s rich history has provided Divers, Dive Professionals, Dive Centers and Resorts around the world professional education, quality training materials and scuba certification. By working with an ISO certified organization Dive Centers and Resorts benefit from an additional quality label and Dive Professionals simply have better career opportunities worldwide.

Today, SSI has 30 plus Service Centers, represented in more than 110 countries with over 3,000 International locations. Additionally, SSI publishes both digital and printed training materials in 30 plus languages.

SSI is clearly a name you can trust! We attribute our success to our Dive Professionals, Dive Centers and Resorts, along with our uncompromising training standards and business philosophy. SSI is not just a certification agency – WE ARE YOUR PARTNER IN BUSINESS! If you want to break the bonds that hold you back from reaching your true potential, call SSI or visit us online at

You can find the certification here.

SSI Maldives Scuba Diving

Looking for a Career? Become an SSI Diving Instructor!

If you would like to turn your passion for scuba diving into a career, we can help!

Start living the dream by becoming an SSI dive professional. In the Maldives, there is an ever-increasing demand for highly qualified dive pros as more and more resorts are being built. Completing the instructor course will give you all the necessary qualifications to kick off your teaching career and share your passion and knowledge with other people, anywhere in the world.

Next opportunity to enroll in the SSI Instructor Training Course:

Casa Mia Maldives, 14th-28th September 2015.

What’s included?

– State-of-the-art learning materials
– ITC Preparation Course
– 12-day ITC
– 2-day Instructor Examination on site
– 14-day accommodation with full board
– Transfers from and to the airport / Male
– World-class diving
– Great job placement options available

Price: 1950 Eur for this all-inclusive package, no hidden costs. Maximum 8 People on the course.
Application deadline: 31st of August.
For more information please contact Casa Mia at

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