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Try Scuba

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.

Referral Diver

Your first step in becoming SCUBA certified involves home study (via a free account at diveSSI.com or on the MySSI app), academic workshops at ASTscuba, and time learning and practicing skills in the pool at the YMCA. This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure ...

Perfect Buoyancy

Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. Yo...

Photo & Video

This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences. You will earn the SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification....

Equipment Techniques

The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment. You will earn the SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty certification. Ask us how to take this course for FREE with the purchase of any new BC, reg...

Snorkel Diver

The SSI Snorkeling program may be your first step in becoming a scuba diver. Most people enjoy it so much that they enroll in a dive training program afterwards. Through the SSI Open Water Diver program, you can complete your training and get full credit for what you have already accomplished in your Snorkeli...

Science of Diving

This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after...

Scuba Skills Update

A Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional. The Scuba Skills Update is often a required for continuing your diving training after a long period of time awa...

React Right

React Right is SSI's emergency training program, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid & CPR Skills, Primary Stabilization Techniques, and includes two optional components: Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies and Automated External Defibrilation Basics. Students who...

Full Face Mask Diving

The SSI Full Face Mask Diving program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to safely dive using a full face mask in environments and to depths equivalent with their training and the equipment manufacturer’s specifications. Ask us how to take this course for FREE with the purchase of any full ...

Assistant Instructor Training

The SSI Assistant Instructor program provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to perform the duties of an assistant instructor. These duties including conducting entry-level scuba training under the supervision of an Open Water Instructor, and independently conducting Scuba Skills Updates, Try S...

Instructor Training Course

The SSI Instructor Training Course provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. It is also intended to prepare candidates to successfully complete an Instructor Evaluation. Upon completion of the Instructor Training Course, candidates ...

Navigation

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Spec...

Wreck Diving

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. This cou...

Search & Recovery

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search a...

Open Water Diver - Certification Dives

This is the final step in earning you Open Water Diver Certification with ASTscuba. You must have completed your Referral Diver academic & pool sessions and received your instructor's approval before registering for these dives. This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your lif...

Diver Stress & Rescue

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty...

Independent Diving

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy. You will learn about self-reliance, proper equipment maintenance, and the special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently. You will earn the SSI Independent Diving Specialty...

Night Diving & Limited Visibility

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use spec...

Dive Guide

This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Training Centers, guiding dives in a variety of ...

Enriched Air Nitrox

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 En...

Basic Freediver

The SSI Basic Freediver course is your first step into the peaceful, exhilarating world of freediving. During this entry-level program, you will learn how to freedive safely with a buddy in a pool/confined water up to a depth of five meters. Online training is combined with in-water practice sessions to give you all th...

PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector Program

This Visual Cylinder Inspection® certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training thr...

Underwater Communication

Since we cannot talk underwater, we need to communicate by using hand signals. This workshop will review many of the most common and useful hand signals and teach you a few new ones with the opportunity to practice them both on land and in the water.
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