• Deep Diving

Deep Diving

The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you all you need to dive to depths between 18 and 40 meters, through a mixture of academic sessions and open water dives. You will learn to plan and safely complete your deep diving adventures and use computers and gas consumption calculations to get the most from your deep dives. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification and be able to explore beautiful deep dive sites wherever you choose. This SSI Specialty is also a prerequisite for some advanced training, making it the next logical step to take in your dive education.

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Deep Diving students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 15 years or older to start the program

  • Certified as an Open Water Diver

  • Have signed and uploaded all of the forms to your SSI profile with a clear Diver Medical Statement Questionnaire or a physician sign-off prior to your first pool session. Please do not wait until the last minute to fill out these forms in the event you have to schedule an appointment with your physician


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This course includes the use of our rental equipment (BCD, Regulator, Weights, Cylinders, and Wetsuit), but you are required to purchase/have the essential equipment listed below:

  • Dive slate
  • Surface marker buoy (This is different from a dive flag)
  • Pony bottle (Optional)

  • The "basics" **:

    • Mask
    • Snorkel
    • Fins
    • Hood
    • Boots
    • Gloves
    • 2 Mouthpieces



We recommend purchasing your equipment at Aquatic Specialties so we can personally fit the equipment to you and your body type. We have many different brands, styles, and sizes, and having equipment that fits well will enhance your performance in the water and make your dive experience more enjoyable! We offer our students a 10% discount* on any required equipment that is purchased while actively enrolled in a course! Every customer matters and your support of your local dive shop is the backbone to our success. Your patronage motivates us to keep improving, and allows us to be able to provide you with the services that we do today - together, we will dive into great things!


*Some restrictions apply on select products

**The list of basic equipment would have been purchased for your Open Water certification and is not included in our rentals due to sanitation and fit. 



The course fee ($225) includes the following:

  • Digital learning material, course registration, and certification fees for SSI
    • Lifetime access to SSI's digital learning material, digital logbook, digital certification cards, dive tables, and more


  • 1 in-person (or virtual) classroom session 
    • Students must complete the online material and exam prior to attending
    • Allows students to ask questions in real-time and engage more directly with the subject matter
    • Develop a genuine connection with your classmates and instructor
    • Facilitates collaborative work and learning


  • 3 Open Water Dives
    • Dive 1: 60 to 100 feet
    • Dive 2: 80 to 100 feet
    • Dive 3: 100 to 130 feet


  • Access to our rental gear
    • BCD, cylinders, weights, wetsuit, and regulator

Check out some of our other courses we have available for our certified Open Water students to advance their skills!


Nitrox (Ages 10+): The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program provides students with basic knowledge and skills needed to safely dive using breathing gas with enriched gas mixtures. Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness? Nitrox is the key. In your enriched air nitrox class, you will learn all of the necessary rules for planning dives with nitrox and using nitrox in a safe way.


Navigation (Ages 10+): This class teaches advanced skills and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, how to leave and return to a designated point. All of these will hone your underwater observation skills, improve your dive safety and help you to get the most out of every dive.


Wreck/Advanced Wreck Diving (Ages 15+): In Wreck Diving, you will be taught how to safely conduct non-penetration dives around wrecks and artificial reefs, up to a depth of 30 meters, and complete 2 dives around the perimeter of a wreck. Advanced Wreck allows limited penetration within the daylight zone into wrecks with an overhead environment. The training required for this type of diving is overhead buoyancy control (We recommend taking a Perfect Buoyancy class), new finning techniques, optional laying safety lines, and the proper use of lights.


Please note: Some courses have other prerequisites or required equipment that is necessary to complete the class. Please see the "prerequisites" and "required equipment" tabs for each individual class for more details. 


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