Specialty Diver Classes
Enrolling in a specialty course is a great way to hone your skills and learn some new ones. 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! The SSI Continuing Education Program uses a flexible, menu-based, streamlined, and economical approach. With SSI, you only need to take the Specialty Programs that are of interest to you. You’ll be confident and comfortable so you can dive independently of your SSI Instructor, 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 requires different diving algorithms. Learn what you need to know to dive them safely.
Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Learn how to make these types of dives safely and
Enriched Air Nitrox
You no longer have to make a choice between safety and longer dive times – nitrox is the key. We will teach you everything you need to know about enriched air nitrox and why you should be diving with it.comfortably.
Learn about ice diving environments, training, equipment, thermal protection; evaluating, prepaing and planning dives, in addition to safety and emergency procedures.
Night and Limited Visibility
This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun, adventure, and exploration.
Underwater Photo and Video
We will teach you the proper photography techniques to get better results instantly and teach you how to optimize your camera system.
Search and Recovery
There are times when knowing how to search for lost objects would be very beneficial. The Search and Recovery program will teach you different search patterns for use in various conditions and the proper techniques to lift objects.
It is an unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird’s perspective and to glide towards the captain’s bridge. Diving on wrecks is exciting but there are some potential risks too. With the right training wreck diving will become a great adventure.
This program covers the additional knowledge you need to make your first boat diving vacation a true success, and the 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.
You will learn about equipment selection best suited for you, care and maintenance of your equipment, and how to properly store it.
To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation. You will learn different navigational skills necessary for safe and fun underwater adventures.
The Perfect Buoyancy class will improve your swimming position and reduce your effort while diving.
Science of Diving
Get the need to know on the physics and physiology of diving, decompression theory, aquatic environment, and your diving equipment. The more you know, the better a diver you can become.
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.