Open Water Diver

Perfect
Buoyancy

SSI certification

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty is the best way to improve your buoyancy and get the most from every dive. Buoyancy is an essential dive skill, but any diver will tell you it takes time to perfect. The Perfect Buoyancy specialty will teach you advanced buoyancy skills and techniques, so you can master your buoyancy more quickly and enjoy more relaxed dive adventures. In this fascinating program, you will also learn new skills that protect the environment and work in every diving situation. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification. With better buoyancy skills, you will soon be able to hover with ease and take the underwater photographs you dream of!

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.

In-Water Training

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.

Certification

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.

Course Calendar

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.

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Minimum Age

Divers must be at least 10 years old to begin training for Open Water Diving certification.

Training Prerequisites

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

Training Requirements

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)