Advanced and Specialties


Master Diver Card

Reach the Top: The SSI Master Diver rating recognizes both training and experience. You can’t just “buy” this rating by taking an endless succession of classes; you have to get out and dive as well. Believe us, the effort is worth it. Find out more…

Enriched Air Nitrox

Nitrox

This is the first class you should take immediately following certification. Nitrox gives you longer bottom and shorter surface intervals, and can increase safety margins as well. Find out more…

Perfect Buoyancy and SMB Deployment

Nitrox

When it comes to making diving easier, safer and more enjoyable, no other skill is as important as buoyancy control — nor is any other skill as critical when it comes to protecting the environment. If your buoyancy skills could use improvement, this is the perfect opportunity to make it happen. Find out more…

Advanced Open Water

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One course; four specialties. The Advanced course combines four of the most specialties into one course designed to not only make you a better diver, but helps meet the requirements for Advanced Open Water Diver certification. These specialties are Navigation, Deep, Night/Limited Visibility and Wreck Diving. Find out more…

Computer Diving

Computer

(This is not a joke.) A man bought a computer and went diving. Two days later, he brought it back stating it was defective. The diver had not read the instructions, input wrong information and thus violated the unit. For safety and as designed, the computer shut down for 48 hrs and his diving for the weekend was over. Find out more…

Underwater Photography

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The key to great photos is getting close and light; without light, there is no color. When light penetrates into clear water at a perpendicular angle, it loses 50 percent of its surface brightness after 3.3 feet. This loss is caused by refraction, reflection, diffusion and the loss of color due to selective extinction (the weakening of radiation). Find out more…

Search and Recovery

Search Patterns

You lost something or someone. Looking for a needle in a haystack is not effective. In this course you learn a variety of tried-and-true search patterns suitable for a variety of environments. The next question is, how do you get it there safely? This course is designed to teach you this as well. Find out more…

Drysuit Diving

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Knowing how to dive with a drysuit greatly increases your dive opportunities the whole year ‘round. Gone are the days of the water or air being too cold. Dry suits are easy to use but require training before you plunge into the open water. Find out more…

Equipment Specialist

ServiceYour dive equipment represents a substantial investment. It makes sense to learn how to get the best return on that investment. This is what the Equipment Specialist course is all about. Find out more…

The Art of Freediving

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Want to try the age old sport of freediving? Want to improve your breathing skills for scuba diving? The only way people learn new skills safely is through repetition. We want you to feel safe and at ease in the water and the only way to do that is for you to become truly comfortable with your knowledge, skills and equipment. Find out more…

Fish Identification

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We now offer a Fish Identification course covering game fish, tropical fish and several sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Caribbean. When returning from a dive, you will know enough to speak intelligently about what you saw and you will know where to look to identify the fish. Find out more…

Spearfishing

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Spearfishing combines the thrill of hunting, fishing and scuba diving all in one activity. Like diving in general, spearfishing can be done safely when rules are followed. You should be mentally prepared, properly skilled and in adequate physical condition for the activity. Find out more…