Project Description

We are Boston’s premier diving education center for Dive Control Specialist / Dive Professional Classes and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:

The SSI Dive Control Specialist Course, or DiveCon for short, is perfect for any diver on their path to becoming an instructor. During the DiveCon course, you will learn what goes into Classroom and pool presentations. You will practice giving classroom teaching presentations and learn how to develop knowledgeable dive students. You will also learn about each skill taught to scuba students in confined water (pool training). During the East Coast Divers DiveCon Course, you will learn and practice the teaching techniques for training scuba students and get an opportunity to work with real students.

After the course, you are able to teach pool and classroom sessions with indirect supervision from a current instructor. After completing the DiveCon course the next step is Instructor. During the Instructor Course, you learn how to teach skills that require more control such as emergency skills in the pool and the Open Water Checkout Dives of the Open Water Course not to mention specialty programs such as Nitrox and Dive Guide.

At East Coast Divers our priority is to create Comfortable, Safe and Fun divers and instructors. That is why all of our training from the Basic Open Water course through Instructor is all done while neutrally buoyant and each level of professional training receives more than three times the training time than the recommended program. We run DiveCon programs every winter but we can also run them on request at any time throughout the year. Contact us now for more info!


  • 18 Years or older.
  • Only available for Divemasters or as a Crossover from another agency. (equivalent to assistant Instructor).
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off with the past year.
  • Student must provide all their own equipment.
  • Minimum of 60 logged dives.

What’s Included:

  • Five class sessions.
  • Four sessions in the pool. (2 days of extended pool sessions)
  • 2 days in Open Water.
  • 13 sessions acting / observing as a pool instructor
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor.
  • Agency approved on-line course work.

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