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"Have you ever been standing at the dive site asking yourself how to correctly set your brand new computer?” A lot of divers have been in this situation and would have done anything to avoid it. This is exactly why COMPUTER DIVING is such an important course. It is your chance to learn and understand diving computers.
Learning how to plan your dive with a table is extremely important. It is how you develop an understanding of the decompression theory. But in real life, divers do not dive a table profile. The modern diver does multi-level diving which means that the dive incorporates different depth levels. These kind of dives can only be planned with a special type of table or a dive computer. Dive computers make diving safer and easier if you know how to set and use it correctly.

 

Enriched Air Nitrox

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours
Specialized Equipment: Knowledge Program

 

Deep Diving

Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification. after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 3
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

 

Dry Suit Diving

his program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit. You will learn the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use your new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit, and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving. You will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 6
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 mandatory before Open Water Dive
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: 30 meters / 100 feet (12-14 year-old: 18 meters / 60 feet)

 

Navigation

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

 

Night Diving and Limited Visibility

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies by age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours
 

 

Wreck Diving

Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online training
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours
 

 

Perfect Buoyancy

Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. You will earn earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.

 

Minimum Age 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1+
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

 

 

Sidemount

SSI Specialty Course: Recreational Sidemount Diving

Divers jumping into the water with no cylinder on their back can be found in images of vacationing divers, as well as in scientific journals.

As is the norm in wreck and cave diving, sidemount equipment configuration is now being discovered by more and more divers. The simple, pleasant and weightless dive without the burden of the diving equipment to weigh down on the back - who wouldn t want to experience this?

To make these kind of dives safely, it requires special training. Unfortunately, these dives are often carried out without the necessary preparation and knowledge, which often leads to a safety risk. Therefore, it is necessary to have the knowledge, skills and training to make Recreational Side Mount dives safely.

You will learn everything about the background, history, benefits and equipment of sidemount diving. In practice, you will learn how to configure your equipment and manage it in the water, recognizing that bouyancy and movement brings you a new diving experience.

An SSI Recreational Sidemount course is made up of short academic sessions, with practice in the water to ensure comfort and safety with this new equipment configuration. With the proper training, you can enjoy recreational sidemount diving anytime.

You can also learn other activities that work perfectly with Side Mount Recreational diving, such as other Specialty Course programs or SIDEMOUNT TECHNICAL WRECK DIVING as part of the Extended Range program. The possibilities are endless!

Science of Diving

This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optioinal
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 12 - 20 hours
Specialized Equipment: Knowledge Program

 

Marine Ecology / Underwater Naturalist

This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

 

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.

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: None
Maximum Training Depth: Knowledge Program
Suggested Duration: 8-12 hours

 

Independent Diving

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy. You will learn about self-reliance, proper equipment maintenance, and the special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently. You will earn the SSI Independent Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 18
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: 30 meter / 100 feet
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours
 

 

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