SSI Sport Diving

OPEN WATER DIVER

DESCRIPTION

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.

FACTS

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 6
Open Water Dives: 4
Maximum Training Depth: 18m
Suggested Duration: 4-5 days

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ADVANCED ADVENTURER

DESCRIPTION

This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

FACTS

Minimum Age: 10; 12 if Deep Diving Dive is included
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: not more than 5
Open Water Dives: not more than 5
Maximum Training Depth: 30m (varies)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 days

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DEEP DIVING

DESCRIPTION

Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS

Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: optional
Open Water Dives: 3
Maximum Training Depth: 40m
Suggested Duration: 2 days

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WRECK DIVING

DESCRIPTION

Many of the ocean’s best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

FACTS

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online training
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 1-2 days

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DRY SUIT DIVING

DESCRIPTION

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit. You will learn the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use your new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit, and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving. You will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 6
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 mandatory before Open Water Dive
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: 30m (12-14 year-old: 18m)
Suggested Duration: 2 days

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ENRICHED AIR NITROX

DESCRIPTION

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

FACTS

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver (if in-water training is incl)
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: optional
Open Water Dives: optional
Maximum Training Depth: optional
Suggested Duration: 1 day
Specialized equipment: see SSI Standards

Schedule/Offer: anna.nokela@najada.com