SCR Diving Instructor

Dive deeper into the world of semi-closed rebreathers (SCR). Enjoy scuba jobs worldwide and share your passion for SCR diving. Become an SSI SCR Diving Instructor! Take your SCR diving skills to the next level and get certified to teach no-decompression diving up to 30 meters deep using the Horizon SCR.

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What Will You Learn?

The SSI SCR Diving Instructor course provides all you need to teach divers to conduct no-decompression dives up to 30 meters deep using the Horizon SCR. This course is the first step of SSI SCR Instructor training and provides the skills and knowledge you need to organize and conduct the SCR Diving program.

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What Will You Do?

Option 1

  • Co-teach at least two (2) separate SCR Diving programs under the direct supervision of an active status SCR Extended Range Instructor Trainer.

Option 2

Attend a three-day seminar and successfully complete:

  • A review of all SSI General Training Standards, and the standards related to the XR programs the candidate is earning a certification for.
  • A review of the program-specific student and instructor materials.
  • The applicable final exams.
  • An academic presentation on a topic applicable to the program and training level.
  • A dive planning session for orientation to the SCR Dive Planning Sheets.
  • An equipment configuration session for the appropriate Total Diving System.
  • The XR Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the SSI Training Standards if it has been more than six months since the candidate has been evaluated.
  • A pool/confined water session that includes the presentation and evaluation of all required program skills. All skills must be done with demonstration quality.
  • An in-water teaching presentation on a topic applicable to the program and training level.
  • While acting as an instructor, plan and conduct at least two (2) full dives from the SCR Diving program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to rescue an unconscious diver by bringing the diver to the surface from a depth between 5 and 10 meters.


  • The minimum required Total Diving System and stage cylinders must be worn during all in-water training.
  • During the planned dive, the candidate will supervise an assistant or another candidate acting as the student.

Course Schedule

Recommended hours for completion: 40. The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on student needs, student ability and water conditions.

Course Price

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Student Learning Materials Price

INR 5,850

Course Prerequisites

  • Own and use a Total Diving System in the appropriate equipment configuration as outlined in the SSI General Training Standards.
  • Complete the XR Instructor Assessment Form and provide proof of the required teaching and diving experience.
  • Have a clean record and approval from the manufacturer and SSI.

Have logged at least:

  • 50 total SCR dives on the specific unit
  • 30 SCR dives deeper than 25 meters
  • 50 hours of runtime on the specific unit

Have the following SSI certifications or an equivalent from a recognized training agency:

  • SCR Diving

Have the following active status SSI certifications or an equivalent from a recognized training agency:

  • Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor
  • Deep Diving Instructor
  • Diver Stress & Rescue Instructor

Equipment Requirements

SCR Total Diving System

  • A semi-closed rebreather that has CE-type and SSI approval

A single bottom gas cylinder (minimum volume: 5.7 liters) and bailout regulator with:

  • Second stage with 1- to 2-meter hose and SPG
  • Low-pressure inflator hose or quick-connect compatible with the unit
  • Oxygen cleaned as required


  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the environment
  • A backup buoyancy device: dry suit or lift bag
  • A cutting device
  • One signaling device for deploying from depth (red surface marker buoy is recommended, but follow local guidelines)
  • A reel or spool (appropriate for the maximum planned depth) One surface signaling device (whistle or similar)
  • Logbook
  • Manufacturer and/or SSI Pre-Dive Checklist

*Equipment will be provided by your Dive Centre. We recommend that you should get your own gear once you become a certified diver.

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