What is SSI dive certification?

SSI stands for Scuba Schools International. It is an international organization that teaches the skills of scuba diving and freediving. It supports dive centres and resorts all over the world.

How deep can you dive with SSI?

The SSI Open Water Diver is our most popular certification level. This globally-recognized certification will allow you to dive with another certified diver, worldwide, to depths of up to 18m / 60 feet and is valid for life.

What is SSI dive certification? – Related Questions

Can you dive anywhere with SSI?

Yes. Any of the dive organizations in the world can give you the Open Water scuba diving certification, and with it you can dive in every dive center in the world for the rest of your life – an SSI diver can of course dive in a PADI Dive center or the other way round.

Can I switch from PADI to SSI?

To become SSI certified as with PADI, you can first do an Open Water Certification followed by the SSI Advanced Certification, whenever you are ready to continue your learning. The big difference between PADI and SSI is the PADI courses offer a lot less flexibility during the classes.

Is SDI as good as PADI?

Like all dive certification agencies in the world, as SDI and PADI certification standards are governed by the WRSTC World Recreational Scuba Training Council and, also, by the European Underwater Federation (EUF). So, both PADI and SDI ensure good training in terms of diving learning and safety.

How do I get a SSI dive card?

Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.

Does SSI diving expire?

SSI certifications do not expire

However, divers must keep themselves fresh and have the certifications and/or logged dives to confirm this.

Can I go from SSI to SSD?

There is no “upgrading” from SSI to SSDI as they both have different qualifications. Since you plan on making $1,000 over the next 5 years, you’ll be entered into the Trial Work Period.

Can you travel with SSI?

If you receive SSI, it is not possible to continue drawing benefits while you live abroad. The SSA will not continue your check if you are in another country. Once you are outside the United States or one of the territories for 30 days, your benefits will stop.

How many dives advanced SSI?

You will be required to achieve at least 24 verified dives as well as complete 4 scuba diving specialties. Once you have completed all these and fulfilled the requirements in a proper manner, the dive center will award you with an SSI AOWD certification.

How do you become a master diver at SSI?

To earn the prestigious SSI Master Diver rating, you must log at least 50 dives and get certified in a minimum of four SSI specialty courses of your choosing plus the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue course. Specialty courses enhance your dive skills and begin your journey to become a Master Diver.

What is SSI basic diver?

The SSI Basic Diver course is an easy and fun way to try scuba diving for the first time without committing to a full scuba course. Try out basic scuba skills in confined water (pool), then experience your first underwater adventure in the Red Sea, all in half a day.

What are the hardest dives?

The 9 Most Extreme Dive Sites in the World (for Recreational
  1. Black Water Diving – Kona, Hawaii.
  2. Lake Titicaca – Bolivia & Peru.
  3. The Temple of Doom – Tulum, Mexico.
  4. San Francisco Maru – Chuuk Lagoon, the Federated States of Micronesia.
  5. Peterman Island – Antarctica.
  6. The Shaft Sinkhole – Mt Gambier, Australia.

What is the number one rule for diving?

Always breathe continuously. Never hold your breath. As I mentioned earlier, this is arguably the “number one rule” of scuba because breath holding while scuba diving can lead to serious injury, even death.

Do divers have bigger lungs?

Several cross-sectional studies have shown that divers frequently have unusually large lung volumes and a lower FEV1/FVC ratio suggestive of obstructive airways disease or airflow limitation.

Why is diving so tiring?

During a dive, nitrogen dissolves in your body and gradually invades your tissues. During the ascent and during the hours following immersion, your body will have to use energy to remove this excess nitrogen in order to return to its normal state of functioning.