Open Water Course by SSI
Dive into the underwater world with our Open Water course, a 5-day journey to master safe and enjoyable diving, following SSI - the world leader in diver education.
The course includes 5 theoretical lessons, covering diving rules and regulations for safety and enjoyment. You'll also experience 5 confined water dives, where you'll receive training in safe and protected waters. Here, you'll learn essential basic and advanced diving skills to become a proficient and secure diver.
During each confined water dive, we'll explore nearby shallow reefs, preparing you for future enjoyable and safe open-water dives. The training dives in confined water occur in depths where you can stand and up to 6 meters deep.
After completing the confined water dives, we'll venture into the open water, gradually progressing to a depth of 18 meters. In this phase of the course, we'll reinforce the diving skills learned in confined water, while giving you ample opportunities to dive and improve your buoyancy for safe and enjoyable diving. Emphasis is also placed on cultivating a deep respect for nature during your diving experiences.
Terms and Conditions
The minimum age for the Junior Open Water Diver course is 12 years old. Participants under 18 years old must obtain written permission from their parent or guardian.
Basic swimming skills are required for all participants.
Every participant must be in good health and fill out a medical form. If any questions on the form are answered positively, the participant must consult with a scuba diving doctor before proceeding with the course. Safety is our top priority, and ensuring that all participants are in good health is essential.
Our courses make for anyone eager to embark on a marvelous journey into the underwater world.
Upon completing the course, you'll get a certificate enabling you to dive up to 18 meters, accompanied by a diver holding a certificate at least one level above yours. This certification opens up new possibilities for underwater adventures and ensures safety through experienced companionship.
Advanced Open Water Course by SSI
After successful completion of the SSI Open Water Course, your curiosity and desire to explore the diving world further will naturally grow.
Through The Advanced Open Water Course, you'll expand your skills and knowledge, allowing you to execute dives up to 30 meters safely and enjoyably. This opens up new possibilities for exploring shipwrecks, night dives, underwater navigation, and more.
The course consists of 5 dives, each focusing on a different aspect of diving. Before each dive, you'll receive a theoretical lesson on the specific topic. The Advanced Open Water course includes 2 compulsory dives: one to a depth of 30 meters and another for underwater navigation. Additionally, you can choose from specialty dives based on your interests and preferences.
To get the most out of this course, we'll recommend dives relevant and suitable for you. Some recommended options include wreck diving, underwater naturalist dives, night dives, peak performance buoyancy dives, multilevel dives using a diving computer, and underwater photography. Expand your horizons and become a better, more aware, and safer diver with the Advanced Open Water Course.
Who can participate in this course?
To enroll in the Advanced Open Water Course, you must possess either an SSI Open Water Diver certificate or an entry-level certificate from another recognized training agency.
The minimum age for the course is 12 years old (Junior Advanced Open Water) on the first day, and participants under 18 must obtain written permission from their parents or guardian.
Every diver must have valid divers insurance,
if you don't have one, you can follow the provided link to obtain it. Additionally, you'll need an updated diving Log Book, showing proof of diving within the past six months. If your latest dive was more than six months ago, you will need to take a refresher dive.
We highly recommend proceeding directly to the Advanced Open Water Course after completing your Open Water Course. This will help ensure the freshness and awareness of what you have learned while maintaining your diving skills. Prepare to expand your diving capabilities and enjoy new underwater adventures with the Advanced Open Water Course.
Scuba Diver Course
If you've always dreamed of taking the SSI Open Water Course but never found the time, the Scuba Diver Course is perfect for you. It covers half of the SSI Open Water Course but still grants you certification to dive anywhere.
The Scuba Diver Course is a shorter option, taking approximately 2 and a half days to complete. It includes 3 theoretical lessons, 3 confined water dives, and 2 open water dives. Despite being a condensed version, it provides you with essential skills and certification to explore the underwater world with confidence.
Who can participate in the course?
The minimum age for the Scuba Diver Course is 12 years old (Junior Scuba Diver) on the first day of the course. Participants under 18 must have written permission from their parent or guardian.
Basic swimming skills are required for all participants.
Every participant must be in good health and fill out a medical form. If any question on the form is answered positively, the participant must consult with a scuba diving doctor as indicated in the medical form. Safety is our priority, and ensuring that all participants are in good health is essential for a safe diving experience.
Upon completing the Scuba Diver Course, you'll gain the ability to dive up to a maximum depth of 12 meters, but only when accompanied by a dive master, assistant diving instructor, or diving instructor.
Furthermore, with the Scuba Diver Course under your belt, you can continue your diving journey and complete the SSI Open Water Course within 12 months. This allows you to further expand your skills and dive independently, exploring the wonders of the underwater world with newfound confidence.
Diver Stress & Rescue and the React Right Courses
Diving is a relaxing and enjoyable activity, but it's essential to know how to handle emergencies effectively.
In this course, you'll learn to anticipate potential issues during dives, identify and address problems early on, and react swiftly and correctly to any situation both above and below the water.
The course is divided into two parts and spans 3 days. The first part involves learning basic first aid and resuscitation (EFR), which takes one day. The second part covers incident reaction during dives, self-rescue techniques, and assisting buddies in emergencies. You'll also learn how to prevent potential problems before even starting your dive, enhancing your safety and enjoyment underwater, taking two days.
The course can be split into different dates, but the most beneficial approach is to complete it over three consecutive days. Participants with first aid certificates from various organizations (military, paramedics, etc.) are exempt from the first day's session.
Terms to participate
The minimum age to participate in the course is 12 years old (Junior EFR) on the day it begins.
Any diver with a diving certificate from an Advanced Open Water level and above from any recognized diving organization can join the course.
Participants must have valid diving insurance and a diving log book showing their most recent dive within the past 6 months before the course starts.
Completing this course will enhance your sense of safety and lead to greater enjoyment underwater. It is a crucial step before enrolling in the Dive Master Course, preparing you for more advanced diving responsibilities.
Dive Master Course
Becoming an SSI Dive Master is a significant milestone on the path to becoming a diving instructor.
With a PADI Dive Master certificate, you can work at any SSI diving center worldwide and become eligible for the IDC instructors' course.
In the SSI instruction configuration, the Dive Master holds a Leadership level position. As a registered member of the organization, a Dive Master is authorized to guide divers on guided dives, conduct refresher courses, and assist an authorized SSI Instructor during courses.
We are dedicated to providing you with professional and relevant knowledge and experience throughout the course. For divers at the Advanced Open Water level, the course can be completed in 10 days, including a rescue and Emergency First Respond course.
The course focuses on acquiring and developing theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to lead a group of divers. You'll learn to command and assist instructors in teaching diving courses in both confined water and open water settings. This qualification opens up new opportunities and responsibilities as you progress in your diving journey.
The SSI Dive Master course involves expanding and developing theoretical knowledge to an instructor level, covering topics such as physics and psychology of diving, dive tables, decompression theory, diving equipment, and the diving environment.
Participants gain deeper knowledge of problem-solving related to diving equipment, understanding the action principles, and maintenance of the compressor and air bank.
Using the SSI Instructor Manual and authorized instruction programs, the course emphasizes understanding regulations and standards set by the organization.
The curriculum includes 12 water-based lessons and 12 academic subjects. In-water activities focus on working with real divers, including leading guided dives or SSI courses, conducting refresher dives, and practicing various SSI diving skills based on different courses and programs.
Participants get hands-on experience by leading their first lesson in front of students during an open water course and guiding a group during a real-time refresher at the club counter. This practical experience is a fundamental element for developing top-tier divers, instilling self-confidence, and providing specific training without additional expenses. It creates an authentic and valuable learning environment for aspiring Dive Masters.
Terms to be accepted
To enroll in the course, participants must be at least 18 years old at the beginning.
Additionally, a minimum of 40 logged dives is required, with 60 dives necessary for qualification.
Participants must have a periodical medical examination from a diving doctor, valid for one year from the start of the course.
A diving rescue certification from SSI or an equivalent from another diving organization, along with an Emergency First Respond certificate not more than two years old, are prerequisites for joining the course.
The course duration is 7 days, starting from the rescue diving rank. As a perk, 3rd-level divers are exempt from the refresher course as per diving regulations. This comprehensive training ensures that divers are well-prepared to handle rescue situations, making the diving experience safer and more enjoyable for everyone involved.