There is an incredible place not far away that is just waiting to be discovered and explored. The brilliant colors, the warmth of the water, the spectacular reef, the incredible marine life and the opportunity to interact with all the inhabitants of this new-found world will become one of the greatest “life changing” experiences you will ever get the opportunity to enjoy and share with others.
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.
Scuba Diving is one of the greatest adventures you will ever experience, and the first step in that adventure is Open Water. Explore exotic islands, colorful coral reefs, and the waters near your home. Excel at scuba and you'll discover new friends, new worlds, and a new passion for life. Under the guidance of your SSI Instructor, you'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of underwater exploration.
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 the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.
Boat Diving allows you to explore spectacular dive sites away from shore. This course covers the additional knowledge and techniques you need to dive properly from all sizes and types of boats. This course will provide you with the information to make boat dives comfortably and confidently. Our goal is to prepare you for your Boat Diving adventure and make sure you have a good experience.
Whether it’s day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. Night and limited visibility diving opens up a new world of diving experiences. This course covers practical information about planning and conducting limited visibility dives. This course will provide you with the information to make night and limited visibility dives comfortably and confidently.
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.
Many of the more exciting, intriguing dive sites are found in deeper water. This course covers the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for the Deep Diving specialty. Without proper training this kind of diving can put you at risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know how to prevent any of the potential risks involved in deep diving. This course will provide you with the information to make deep dives comfortably and confidently.
Whether using a compass or natural surroundings, you can learn to master the marine environment through the skills of navigation. Understanding how to navigate will increase comfort and confidence during your underwater adventures.
Wreck Diving offers a new outlet for adventure and helps satisfy your natural curiosity by providing a glimpse into the past. This program will give you in-depth information on selecting wreck sites, understanding the equipment involved in diving wrecks and how to safely explore wrecks.
Taking SSI’s Search and Recovery Program provides in-depth information on the necessary equipment, skills, knowledge and experience required to execute a recreational search and recovery operation for small to medium sized objects. The goal of this program is to prepare you for the adventure that lies ahead and make sure your learning experience is a good one.
Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accident. You can improve your diving confidence and enjoyment by learning to recognize, handle and prevent stress related situations. This course is unique and effective because it focuses on accident prevention in order to reduce the need for accident management.
Many exciting and intriguing dives require more information and training about how depth and time can affect the body. This course goes into much greater detail with regards to physics and physiology, decompression theory, etc., to improve your knowledge of recreational sport diving. The Science of Diving Program will help to mentally prepare you for all types of diving experiences so that all you have to focus on is having a great time!
The use of a high-quality and properly maintained Total Diving System enhances the enjoyment of scuba diving and contributes to your comfort and confidence. This course covers the knowledge, skills and equipment that make it possible for you to get the most from your Total Diving System.
This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. You will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.
React Right is SSI's emergency training program, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid and 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.
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.
Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. You will earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.