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For people who want to enjoy a fun water sport. The program can be taught at any time of the year, in any location, making it a perfect activity for vacationers. The program covers the basics of snorkeling equipment and techniques, with an explanation of both water movement and fish identification.
The program to begin your diving career. A well trained SSI Instructor will teach you the proper knowledge and skills required for your experience in the underwater world. At the end of this program you will experience an unforgettable dive with your SSI Instructor.
Your way to become an independent diver is very simple, as SSI is one of the largest diving associations with more than 2000 Facilities in more than 90 countries - and this already for more than 35 years. Just choose your SSI Facility at home or in a resort destination and get your adventure started...
Just ask your instructor to register you officially in the "ODiN" System, and once you are online next time you can even experience the SSI World and participate actively with your personal Login under "my SSI".
You have been able to collect a first impression of your new recreational sport "Diving". We hope you enjoyed gliding through the endless blue with your Instructor. Now it is time to think about your personal career in diving and the next step. Your way to become a serious and independent diver is very easy, just contact your your local SSI Facility to move on to the next level of training: SSI SCUBA DIVER or SSI OPEN WATER DIVER.
SCUBA DIVER - TO OPEN WATER DIVER IN 2 STEPS
the Basics of Diving!
The Scuba Diver Program will be fully credited towards the Open Water Diver Program. This way you will not have to redo any part of the program twice. After a short skill update, you can complete your Open Water Diver rating.
Certified Scuba Divers are entitled to go diving under the direct supervision of a Dive Leader up to a maximum depth of 40 feet. This allows you to have a lot of fun and gain further diving experience even without continuing your education.
At the end of the program you will receive your SCUBA DIVER Certificate indicating the successful completion of this program. This certificate entitles you to take part in guided dives all over the world. If you ever decide to continue your training and become a certified diver, just contact your local SSI Training Facility for details on how to complete your SSI OPEN WATER DIVER rating.
Your ticket to the underwater world - the OPEN WATER DIVER certificate. Your SSI Student Manual, DVD and water training sessions combined will help you learn everything you need to know to start your adventure the fun and correct way. The SSI Student Manual includes study guide questions at the end of each section to help you retain your new knowledge and test your retention. During your SSI Open Water Diver training sessions, you will learn all of the necessary skills and safe diving procedures to be a comfortable and confident diver.
SSI Open Water Diver certification cards are recognized throughout the world. They entitle you to dive with other certified divers, enable you to purchase/rent equipment and obtain air fills anywhere you choose to dive.
- Junior Scuba Diver -
This is the same course as the Open Water Diver program, for people 10 to 14 years of age. Some modifications may be made by the instructor to meet the academic needs of the younger diver.
SSI's intermediate diver rating is higher than any other agency's advanced courses. To earn the certification for Specialty Diver, you must complete 2 specialty courses and have logged a total of 12 dives.
SSI's Advanced Diver
rating stands alone in the industry, with the highest
Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur.
The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and under water. The course runs two - four days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water. As a prerequisite for certification, you need to have a valid CPR & First Aid certificate.
SSI's Master Diver rating is one of the most elite ratings in diving today. Divers that have completed this level have combined the knowledge, skills and experience to truly call themselves Master Divers. To earn the certification for Master Diver, you must complete 5 specialty courses and have logged a total of 50 dives.