Open Water Diver
Becoming a certified scuba diver means you now have VIP access to a new world. SSI Open Water Scuba Certification will equip you with the skills need to safely enjoy the beauty of the ocean.
With personalized training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.
The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.
For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”.
You will complete at least 4 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successful completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.
- cert card
- Must be a minimum of 15 years old
- Completed and signed waiver
- Medical Statement - SSI
- Swim Skills
- Float or tread in water too deep to stand for 10 minutes
- Swim 200 meters without any swim or buoyancy aides (no time limit)
The Try Scuba program includes all required scuba equipment. You will be using the following:
Please check with the dive center for recommendations. We also offer professional fittings for our students.
- Try Scuba Training Record
- Waiver Release
- Medical Statement - SSI*
*If there are any YES answers on the medical survey, the participant is required to have a licensed medical practitioner sign the provided medical statement after reviewing the guidelines for recreational scuba, prior to any in water activity.
Junior Open Water Diver
Students under 15 qualifies for Junior Open Water Certification. (under the age of 15 will have to be in a Semi Private Class, with some extra cost involved. Contact the store for details.)
- Min. age: 10 years old
Decades of experience have taught us that there are four requirements to serious diving and serious fun. There is a strong correlation between the quality of your training and the amount of fun you will have.
There are certain diving skills that must be learned. With a professional teaching system, you can study the information at your own pace. An instructor is always available for assistance.
The most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable way to dive is with your own
set of properly-fitted equipment. As you become familiar with your equipment, your ability level increases. Annual servicing assures your equipment’s performance and minimizes malfunctions.
You must develop ability with basic scuba skills, such as moving in the water and equipment handling. The best way to learn is from a qualified instructor at a professional scuba school. Review and practice time reinforces the skills
While education helps develop knowledge and skills, the key to becoming a comfortable and confident diver is simply to dive as much as possible. Your experience and ability increase as you seek out different diving locations, meet new friends, have new adventures and explore new worlds. That is why SSI’s motto is “Serious Diving, Serious Fun!”