This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your lifelong adventures 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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.
Three Steps to Open Water Diver
Digital Learning and Academics
SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.
You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your convenience.
During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.
Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.
Courses include classroom training at the Beach House, in-water training at our pool located the Sheridan Hotel, shore diving at Scuba Beach, and check-out dives as part of our boat tours.
The typical OWD course requires 4 days to complete, and we offer them 3-4 times per month.
Divers must be at least 10 years old to begin training for Open Water Diving certification.
SSI Entry-Level Programs – Open Water Diving, Freediving Level 1, or Mermaid require students to complete a water fitness evaluation prior to open water training. The goal of this evaluation is to determine a comfort level baseline consisting of:
- Swim Assessment
- Survival Float
To start training, students must create a MySSI profile. This can either be done via the SSI website at my.divessi.com/register or by installing the MySSI App.
Simply download the app for either iOS or Android, set up the user profile, and access the world of diving in minutes! The MySSI App safely stores everything in one place, online or offline – training materials, logbook, and certification cards. This includes Recreational Scuba, Extended Range, Freediving and Mermaid
Medical and Administrative Requirements
Each student or candidate must complete the required SSI Training Record Forms prior to participating in any SSI training program. The forms for m\inors must be reviewed and signed by a parent or guardian.
Responsible Diver Code
Diver Medical & Questionaire or Physician’s Approval to Dive (where required)
Training Assumption of Risk, Liability Release, & Hold Harmless Agreement (where required / not applicable within the European Union)
Program-specific Completion Record (done by the Instructor prior to certification)