Try Scuba | Beginner Level | 1/2 day

The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

Minimum Age: 8
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Try Scuba Pool
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1
Open Water Dives: 0
Maximum Training Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet
Suggested Duration: None
Please refer to the SSI website for more detailed information

Scuba Diver | Beginner Level | 2 days

This program is for students who do not have the time to complete the Open Water Diver program, and provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. You will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 3
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: 12 meters / 40 feet
Suggested Duration: 10 – 16 hours
Please refer to the SSI website for more detailed information

Open Water Diver | Beginner Level | 3 days

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 6
Open Water Dives: 4
Maximum Training Depth: 18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)
Suggested Duration: 16 – 32 hours
Please refer to the SSI Website for more detailed information

Specialty Diver | Advanced Level | 1 day

SSI Specialty Diver is your first step toward becoming an SSI Master Diver, and can begin as soon as you complete your Open Water Diver training. By completing any two SSI Specialty programs that interest you, and logging 12 open water dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Specialty Diver recognition rating along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Prerequisite for this program is the SSI Open Water Diver certification or its equivalent.
See individual program descriptions for further information.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 12
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: Varies
Please refer to the SSI Website for more detailed information

Advanced Open Water Diver | Advanced Level | 2 days

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits. After completing the four SSI Specialty programs that interest you, as well as 24 logged dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating, along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: See individual prerequisites.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 24
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: Varies
Please refer to the SSI Website for more detailed information

Master Diver | Advanced Level | 3 weeks

The much sought-after SSI Master Diver is the final step in your recreational diving career. The SSI Master Diver Digital Kit Bundle is composed of four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits and the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Digital Kit. By completing the five specialty programs, and logging 50 open water dives, you will automatically earn the SSI Master Diver recognition rating, as well as the SSI Specialty program certifications.

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Prerequisite for this program is the SSI Open Water Diver certification or its equivalent. Further prerequisites vary depending on the programs included.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 50
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: Varies
Please refer to the SSI Website for more detailed information