Open Water Diver

Photo
& Video

SSI certification

Underwater photography has some challenges not found on land, but with the SSI Photo & Video specialty program, you will soon learn how to capture your amazing underwater experiences. This program provides the in-depth knowledge you need to dive with an underwater camera and properly use, maintain and store your equipment. You will develop your skills and learn techniques to take underwater images and video safely and easily, plus perfect your diving abilities while using your underwater camera system. Learn how to take high quality images that you can share with everyone and earn your SSI Photo & Video specialty certification. Get started today!

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)