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SSI Scuba Schools International

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The SSI Snorkeling program may be your first step in becoming a freediver or even a scuba diver. Most people enjoy it that much, that they enroll in a complete beginner training program afterwards. Through the SSI Freediving Level 1 or SSI Open Water Diver program you can complete your training and get full credit for what you have already accomplished in your Snorkeling program, so you do not have to do things twice.

Try Scuba (Pool) / Try Scuba Diving (Open Water)

The SSI Try Scuba or Try Scuba Diving program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in either a confined water or open water setting, without committing to a longer certification program. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba or SSI Try Scuba Diving recognition rating.

 

 Minimum Age: 8/10
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Try Scuba Pool/ Try Scuba Diving
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1/0
Open Water Dives: 0/1
Maximum Training Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet / 12 meters / 40 feet
Suggested Duration: None

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

Advanced Open Water Diver Bundle

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits. After completing the four SSI Specialty programs that interest you, as well as 24 logged dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating, along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: See individual prerequisites.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 24
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: Varies

 

Diver Stress & Rescue

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively 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 freedivers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
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

 

Master Diver Bundle

The much sought-after SSI Master Diver is the final step in your recreational diving career. The SSI Master Diver Digital Kit Bundle is composed of four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits and the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Digital Kit. By completing the five specialty programs, and logging 50 open water dives, you will automatically earn the SSI Master Diver recognition rating, as well as the SSI Specialty program certifications.

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Prerequisite for this program is the SSI Open Water Diver certification or its equivalent. Further prerequisites vary depending on the programs included.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 50
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: Varies

 

Dive Guide

This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of enviroments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 15 / 18 if active status
Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Adventurer,
Diver Stress & Rescue certification,
40 logged Dives,
certification or equivalent experience: Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Deep Diving.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 10 or at least 50 total
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
Suggested Duration: 35 - 45 hours

 

Dive Control Specialist

This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become an effective SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist with Open Water Diver programs, and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program earn the SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist certification.

Minimum Age: 18
Certification Prerequisites: Divemaster
60 logged dives
Suggested Duration: 45 - 55 hours

 

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