Open Water Class
“I looked into the sea with the same sense of trespass that I have felt on every dive. A modest canyon opened below, full of dark green weeds, black sea urchins and small flower like white algae. Fingerlings browsed the scene. The sand sloped down into a clear, blue infinity. The sun struck so brightly I had to squint. My arms hanging at my sides, I kicked the fins languidly and traveled down, gaining speed, watching the beach reeling past. I stopped kicking and the momentum carried me on a fabulous glide.”
- Jacques Cousteau on his first scuba dive in 1943
Welcome to Your New Adventure!
Exploration, exotic locations, amazing color and beauty... these are just a few of the things you will experience in the spectacular underwater world. Welcome to your new adventure, innerspace. Congratulations—Scuba diving is a wonderful sport for everyone! You can look forward to many memorable diving adventures in the years to come. We want you to know we appreciate your potential selection of the SSI Training Facility, which provides Scuba Schools International training aids and standards — the finest the scuba industry has to offer. You can become an important new member of the worldwide SSI organization, and we want to do everything possible to help you love diving as much as we do.
The Open Water Diver Certification
Your ticket to the underwater world - the OPEN WATER DIVER certificate. Your SSI online course and water training sessions combined will help you learn everything you need to know to start your adventure the fun and correct way. During your SSI Open Water Diver training sessions you will learn all of the necessary skills and safe diving procedures to be a comfortable confident diver.
SSI Open Water Diver certification cards are recognized throughout the world. They entitle you to dive with other certified divers, enable you to purchase/rent equipment and obtain air fills anywhere you choose to dive.
The SSI Philosophy
A reliable dive buddy is very important. That is why more and more divers choose SSI. SSI is one of the largest training organizations in the world. For over 35 years the SSI name has stood for safe and quality education with a built-in fun factor. SSI Education is offered only by SSI authorized facilities and resorts that provide the competence and experience you deserve. Because quality and care counts, learning to dive with SSI is truly the best way to learn to dive. Please read the SSI Waiver required for the Open Water Class.