BASIC DIVER

This program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water and open water setting – without committing to a longer certification program. If you decide to become an Open Water Diver within six months of completing your Basic Diver program, your first open water dive will be credited as one of the required training dives.


FACTS
Minimum Age: 

10
Certification Prerequisites: 

None
Academic Sessions: 

Basic Diver
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 

1
Open Water Dives: 

1
Maximum Training Depth: 

12 meters / 40 feet
Suggested Duration: 

None
 

SCUBA DIVER

This program is for students who do not have the time to complete the Open Water Diver program, and provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. You will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training.
 

FACTS
Minimum Age:
 

10
Certification Prerequisites:

None
Academic Sessions: 

Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 

3
Open Water Dives: 

2
Maximum Training Depth: 

12 meters / 40 feet
Suggested Duration: 

10 - 16 hours
 

OPEN WATER DIVER

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.


FACTS
Minimum Age: 

10
Certification Prerequisites: 

None
Academic Sessions: 

Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 

6
Open Water Dives: 

4
Maximum Training Depth: 

18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)
Suggested Duration: 

16 - 32 hours
 

ADVANCED ADVENTURER

This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

Attention: The Advanced Adventurer certification is not counted towards the AOWD Recognition. To achieve one or more specialty certification(s) for the AOWD, you may decide to complete one or more of these specialties. Your dives from the Advanced Adventurer course will of course be counted.


FACTS
Minimum Age: 

10; 12 if Deep Diving dive is included

Certification Prerequisites: 

Open Water Diver

Note:

Max depth is 30m /98 ft if Deep Diving dive is included.
Academic Sessions: 

Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 

Not more than 5
Open Water Dives: 

Not more than 5
Maximum Training Depth: 

Varies
Suggested Duration: 

6 - 10 hours

SPECIALTY DIVER

SSI Specialty Diver is your first step toward becoming an SSI Master Diver, and can begin as soon as you complete your Open Water Diver training. By completing any two SSI Specialty programs that interest you, and logging 12 open water dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Specialty Diver recognition rating along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.

 

FACTS
Minimum Age: 

10
Certification Prerequisites: 

Prerequisite for this program is the SSI Open Water Diver certification or its equivalent.


See individual program descriptions for further information.

Contact us for more information on which specialties we offer.

REACT RIGHT

React Right is SSI's emergency training program, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid & CPR Skills, Primary Stabilization Techniques, and includes two optional components: Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies and Automated External Defibrilation Basics. Students who complete this program earn the SSI React Right specialty certification.


FACTS
Minimum Age

12
Certification Prerequisites: 

None
Maximum Training Depth: 

Knowledge Program
Suggested Duration: 

8-12 hours

 

DIVER STRESS AND RESCUE

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents andnegatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 

12
Certification Prerequisites: 

Open Water Diver
Students must have proof of current training within two (2) years of First Aid and CPR
Academic Sessions: 

2
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 

2 (+1 Optional)
Open Water Dives: 

3
Maximum Training Depth: 

30 meters / 100 feet
Suggested Duration: 

10 - 15 hours

 

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