ALL CLASSES

TRY SCUBA

Try Scuba provides non-divers an opportunity to get in the water and  experience what it’s like to swim, weightless, while breathing from  scuba (under close instructor supervision, of course). Must be at least 8  years of age and comfortable and relaxed in the water.

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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.

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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.

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BOAT DIVING

The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of them cannot be reached  from shore. This  program gives you the skills and knowledge required to  safely dive from a boat, allowing you to get the most from your  underwater opportunities.

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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.

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NIGHT & 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.

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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.

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WRECK

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.

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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.

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STRESS AND 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 divers.

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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.

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SCUBA SKILLS UPDATE

A Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and  practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open  Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional.  The  Scuba Skills Update is often a required for continuing your diving  training after a long period of time away from the sport.

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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.

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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 environments and conditions.

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FISH IDENTIFICATION

The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape  and size. This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and  concepts required to identify the common families of Caribbean,  Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish.

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CORAL IDENTIFICATION

Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This  program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and  identify common families of coral species.

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SHARK ECOLOGY

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.

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SEA TURTLE ECOLOGY

This program teaches the skills and concepts required to recognize and  identify common species of sea turtles, and explains their role in the  ocean's ecosystems.

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