Specialty Diver Classes
Enrolling in a specialty course is a great way to hone your skills and learn some new ones. After becoming a certified diver, continuing education is exciting and limitless. Choose your personal combination of training and diving experience to reach your diving goals today! Each Specialty Program will provide you certain benefits and gets you one step closer to your Ultimate Dive Experience. Our goal is to prepare you for the adventure that lies ahead, as well as make sure you have a good time doing it! You’ll be confident and comfortable so you can dive independently and really enjoy yourself. Each of our Specialty Programs is based on our Diver Diamond methodology, which focuses on the proper knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience required to help you become a proficient diver.
Taking a specific number of SSI Specialties and continuing your pursuit of dives, allows you to earn higher levels of diver ratings. SSI’s ratings are the only ratings in the industry that combine training and experience requirements, proving that SSI ratings are truly earned. It is up to you to decide how far you want to go. And the best part is recognition at SSI is free! Complete your Specialty Programs with the applicable SSI Specialty certification card and receive the SSI Recognition Ratings: Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and Master Diver – free. SSI´s certifications are recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.
The fun doesn’t need to stop here! With just a little more training, you can go even further and become a Dive Professional. Imagine sharing your love of diving with others! Check out all of the exciting Dive Professional programs in which you can be involved. It’s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. SSI will be a reliable buddy accompanying you on your way.
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Diving in bodies of water at higher altitudes can be a special challenge. Learn what you need to know to dive them safely.
Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Learn how to make these types of dives safely.
Enriched Air Nitrox
You no longer have to make a choice between safety and longer dive times – nitrox is the key. We teach you everything you need to know about enriched air nitrox and why you should be diving with it.
Learn about ice diving environments, special equipment, special planning for ice dives, and emergency procedures.
Night and Limited Visibility
This program teaches you how to plan and conduct dives at night and when visibility is limited. Learn how to be safe and have fun in these challenging environments.
Underwater Photo and Video
Learn proper photography techniques to get better results instantly and optimize your camera system.
Search and Recovery
The Search and Recovery program teaches you different search patterns for use in various conditions and the proper techniques to lift objects. Finding objects underwater doesn’t have to be difficult with proper training from our program!
Diving on wrecks is exciting but there are some potential risks too. With the right training, wreck diving can be a safe and fun adventure.
This program covers the additional knowledge you need to make your first boat diving vacation a true success. We also go over techniques necessary to dive properly from all sizes and types of boats.
Make diving a year-round activity by using a dry suit. The Drysuit diving class will teach you how to select and properly use your personally fitted dry suit.
Our Equpiment Tech course can show you which equipment is best for you. We also teach you the basics of how your equipment works and go over proper care and maintenance.
To become a safe and confident diver, it is important have an understanding of navigation. You will learn different navigational skills for safe and fun underwater adventures.
The Perfect Buoyancy class will improve your swimming position and reduce effort while diving.
Science of Diving
Get the need to know on diving. Learn about diving theories, the aquatic environment, your equipment, and how diving impacts you. The more you know, the better a diver you can be.
Sharks have always captivated the attention of mankind. This program will help you to separate fact from fiction and learn the truth about these fascinating creatures. You will also learn how to react properly when diving or snorkeling with sharks.
Diver Stress and Rescue
The Diver Stress & Rescue program will teach you about accident prevention and how to handle situations that might occur.