How much should it cost to get scuba certified?
Your requirements will include the certification course itself and all of the gear that you need to get started. The cheapest certification courses for beginners can be found for $500. If you’re looking to become a skilled diver, consider looking into the $2500-3000 range.
Is SSI cheaper than PADI?
To summarize: Both PADI and SSI offer world-class diving training around the world. They both maintain high standards of practice across the globe. SSI is generally cheaper, so if you are looking for a lower price, you can do your SSI Open Water.
Is getting scuba certified worth it?
While you can go out and scuba dive without certification, it can be a death sentence. Most people who are certified will tell you not to go out without at least some knowledge of how to dive properly, how to resurface, how to communicate, etc.