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Which Scuba Certification Should You Take? PADI or SSI ?
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Get Certified with SSI

Open Water Diver

Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure due to worldwide recognition!

With personalized training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.


The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.

Pool Training:

For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”.

Open Water Sessions:

You will complete at least 4 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successful completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

The fun doesn't need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further - imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting Specialty Programs you can get involved in. 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.

Whether you’re seeking to experience your first breath underwater in the Open Water Diver course  or the next specialty course to earn your Master Scuba Diver rating, you’ll find the perfect course right here.

Get Certified with PADI

The PADI Bubblemaker Experience 8+ years

What a great way to introduce children to scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family. Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 6 feet.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. During the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

PADI Scuba Diver

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver , only 2 open water training dives, pool sessions to get ready and knowledge development. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.  PADI Open water diver course includes knowledge development, pool sessions, four open water training dives. 

You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online, you can start right now. The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.


The PADI Adventure Diver Course



The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.  
They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the 
PADI Open Water Diver course.  The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.  This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.  This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.


The PADI Rescue Diver Course

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.





 PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced. Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.

PADI Dive Master Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Dive master program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Dive master training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Dive master is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.





 PADI Specialties

After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more: we can tech AWARE-fish identification, Project AWARE, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle-Scooters, drift diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography, oxygen provider, EFR, Nitrox, wreck diving, shark diving specialty and more..





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