Do you want to extend your dive time and explore the dive sites you love for longer? This is the perfect course to get the most out of your dive time, especially on multi-dive days, and helps minimize diver fatigue.
As a Nitrox diver, you can increase your bottom times and safety margins, plus shorten your surface intervals - so you can spend more time diving and less time waiting! In this program, you will learn new skills and increase your diving knowledge whilst learning how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen.
$175 + Dives
Are you ready to become a deep diver and explore deeper wrecks, coral-encrusted walls, reefs and more? Many exciting dive sites lie in deep waters and the SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you how to get there – safely and with confidence. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you all you need to dive to depths between 60 & 120 feet, through a mixture of academic sessions and open water dives. You will learn to plan and safely complete your deep diving adventures and use computers and gas consumption calculations to get the most from your deep dives.
SSI Diver Stress & Rescue
$400 w/React Right
The SSI Diver Stress and Rescue specialty program teaches you the skills you need to protect yourself and other divers. You will learn how to identify stress, how to prevent accidents and be taught practical techniques to conduct rescues and provide emergency care. With a combination of pool and open water practice sessions, you will become well prepared and confident at handling emergency and rescue situations.
*You must hold a current
1st aid/CPR/O2 Provider certification in order to complete the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Corse.
Become a dry suit diver and you can dive comfortably all year, anywhere in the world. It is the best way to extend your dive season, keep warm and explore cold water dive sites with ease. Drysuit diving opens up a world of opportunities, including diving remote Arctic destinations and exploring cold-water dive sites teeming with life. Dry suit diving also keeps you warm on multi-dive days when you do not want to spend your time getting in and out of a cold wetsuit.
$175 + Dives
It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you've ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.
$175 + Dives
Underwater navigation is a crucial dive skill, but it does not need to be difficult. Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. In this specialty program, you will gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, how to leave and return to a designated point, plus basic navigation patterns.
$175 + Dives
Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving . You will learn all you need to dive above and around wrecks and artificial reefs There is nothing quite like wreck diving and the SSI Wreck Diving specialty will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to become a safe and confident wreck diver.
$175 + Dives
$75 Upgrade w/Wreck
This program allows limited penetration within the daylight zone into wrecks with an overhead environment. The SSI Advanced Wreck Diving specialty will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to safely perform limited penetration of a wreck.
$175 + Dives
Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program and you will learn all you need to dive safely at night or in limited visibility. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty certification. Night diving requires different skills from diving during the day. The SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty is the best way to learn about night diving and practice the techniques you will need to become a safe and confident night diver.
Includes Pool DIves
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
This program teaches the skills and concepts required to successfully capture amazing underwater photos and videos.
$250 + Dives
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely dive in a variety of dynamic aquatic environments.
Are you fascinated with the oceans? Do you want to learn more about the incredible environments you are diving in? Join the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program! You learn about the exciting science of Marine Ecology and become an underwater naturalist in no time. In the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program, you will learn how ocean organisms interact with each other and their environments. You will be taught how energy flows through communities and the links between different ocean ecosystems.
Coral reefs are prized among divers and rightly so; drifting over a healthy reef filled with bustling marine life is magical. These precious ecosystems are fascinating, and the SSI Coral Identification specialty program is the best way to learn more about coral reefs and get the most out of your reef dives. Coral reefs are vital for healthy oceans and they are stunning to dive – especially when you know more about these fascinating ecosystems. The SSI Coral Identification program provides all that you need to identify common families of coral species.
Diving with mantas, meeting curious stingrays or being surrounded by Mobula rays is an experience divers dream of! It is an opportunity not to be missed. In the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology specialty program, you will learn how to recognize different ray species and interact with them safely. you will learn how to dive with rays and recognize different ray species. You will be taught how rays contribute to healthy ocean ecosystems and why these precious animals need our protection.
Sea turtles are some of the most wonderful animals to dive with. You will want to dive with them even more after completing the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program! This specialty program provides the skills and concepts you need to recognize and identify common sea turtle species. It teaches you about the fascinating history of sea turtles, their role in marine ecosystems and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.
The world’s oceans are home to thousands of fish species, and you will encounter plenty of these fascinating creatures on your dives! The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. Learn how to identify fish and get more out of your dives with the SSI Fish Identification specialty program. In this course, you will be taught all the skills and concepts you need to identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and Red Sea reef fish.
Many people fear sharks, but these awe-inspiring fish are vital for healthy oceans and are truly amazing to dive with! Join the SSI Shark Ecology specialty program to learn all about sharks and how to dive safely with them. In the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how to interpret shark behaviors, why they are often misunderstood and how to dive with sharks. This is a perfect course for shark fans and for divers who are nervous about sharks but want to overcome their fear.
Expand your dive knowledge and gain a better understanding of your equipment, physics, the aquatic environment and more with the online SSI Science of Diving specialty.
After completing this dive science program, you will be halfway to earning the coveted SSI Divemaster rating. Start online today! This specialty is required training for most SSI Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs, and is an essential way to expand your dive knowledge
*The SSI Science of Diving Specialty is a requirement for all SSI Dive Professional Courses.
SSI React Right Course
CPR / 1st Aid/O2 Course
$100 Valid for 2 years
React Right is SSI’s emergency first response course and provides you with the training and knowledge you need to act as a first responder in a medical emergency. You will learn primary assessment, first aid, CPR and primary stabilization techniques. You will also learn about oxygen administration in diving emergencies and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) basics.
*React Right will fulfill the 1st aid/CPR/O2 Provider
Requirement for the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Course and most other agency Rescue Diver Courses.
$400 + Dives
With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experience diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy. Independent diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place. If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you'll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team. You need to be a Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old and has 100 logged dives to enroll in the Independent Diver course. You'll also complete a skills assessment with your Instructor before diving into the course.