Specialty Courses

Go beyond what was taught in Open Water! Take your pick from the various SSI Specialty Courses on offer. Increase your dive times with the Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty or broaden your dive limits with deep dives. There is definitely a specialty for you!

Scuba Diver | Diving Courses

Safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox | Diving Course

No longer will you have to decide between safety or longer dive times. Nitrox is your passport to a whole new realm of diving! Enrolling in SSI's most popular specialty program will teach you everything you need to know about Enriched Air Nitrox. This program is also a prerequisite for getting involved in Technical Diving.

SSI Diver Stress & Rescue | Diving Course

Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies. The Diver Stress & Rescue program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to adequately handle situations should they occur. You will learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems above and underwater.

SSI React Right | Diving Course

React Right is SSI's emergency training program that deals with out of water emergencies. Designed not only for divers but non-divers as well, this course will train first aid providers to maintain control during an emergency situation until medical professional arrive on scene.

SSI Night and Limited Visibility Course | Diving Course

Night diving is a positively exciting, thrilling and fascinating experience beyond imagination. Explore a whole new frontier armed with the right equipment and a powerful torch and uncover new mysteries and species hidden in the darkness of the water.

SSI Altitude Diving Course | Diving Course

Around the world, many of the magnificent mountain lakes have extremely good visibility which you can explore as a diver. If you dive at a site that is 300m above sea level, the SSI Altitude Diving Specialty will teach you everything you need to know about planning safe dives a higher altitudes.

SSI Boat Diving Course | Diving Course

Boats affords you the luxury of exploring spectacular dive sites located far from shore. Learn the proper dive boat procedures and etiquette to make your first boat diving vacation a true success, and the techniques necessary to dive properly from all sizes and types of boats.

SSI Deep Diving Course | Diving Course

Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving specialty will prepare you for diving below 18 metres by exploring the potential risks, hazards and how to deal with them.

SSI Wreck Diving | Diving Course

Get a glimpse of history as you venture into Wreck Diving. Approaching the captain's bridge from a spectacular panorama of an enormous shipwreck is an exhilarating sight to behold. Amidst the excitement, divers need to be aware if the risks involved and get informed about the proper training and knowledge to enjoy the experience.

SSI Navigation Course | Diving Course

Ever wondered how do instructors manage to find their way in the water and get back to the boat or exit points?Welcome to the extraordinary world of underwater navigation! Learn Navigation techniques with tools like a compass to find your way around, just like your instructor. Never be lost again!

SSI Perfect Buoyancy Course | Diving Course

Having good buoyancy is the hallmark of a good diver. Not only will improving your buoyancy improve the overall enjoyment of your dives, you will also be able to better protect the environment. So boost the buoyancy skills you’ve acquired in the Open Water Course and take it to the next level.

SSI Equipment Techniques | Diving Courses

Having in depth knowledge about your diving equipment is an integral part of becoming a better diver. This course teaches you how to choose the right equipment for your needs. You will learn how to fit, adjust , maintain and make small repairs right on the spot.

SSI Science Of Diving | Diving Course

There is more to diving than just being in the water. It is also important to be well-versed in dive theory. The SSI Science of Diving specialty is perfect, especially during the off season, to build your knowledge on various topics from decompression theory, dive equipment, marine life and more.

SSI Search and Recovery Course | Diving Course

Having adequate search and rescue skills can be very useful. Learn effective techniques and different search patterns to not only locate and recover objects underwater and bring them safely back to the surface, but also plan search and recovery dives as a team with SSI's Search and Recovery Specialty.

SSI Photo & Video | Diving Course

Underwater photography is becoming easier everyday with new equipment and accessories! Learn to optimise your camera system and valuable accessories with proper photography techniques and become a successful underwater photographer! Add a new dimension to your diving and capture the memories of your underwater encounters!

SSI Waves, Tides & Currents | Diving Course

Don't let the motion of the water deter you or negatively affect your enjoyment during your dives.  With the right training offered on Waves, Tides and Currents, you will be prepared to handle encounters with various water conditions. Learn to interact with waves when entering from the shore, how to react in a rip current or general currents on a dive.

SSI Recreational Sidemount Diving Course | Diving Course

The sidemount equipment configuration has been common practice for a lot of wreck and cave divers but is now being discovered by more and more recreational divers. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on the back and a whole new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the program.

Pick Up New Specialties!

Reef Ambasador

SSI Reef Ambassador | Diving Course

Learn about the relationships between key marine organisms, the value of reefs to humans, threats to their health and the role that divers can play to preserve the marine environment.

Ecological Diving

SSI Ecological Diving | Diving Course

Learn about the relationships between key marine organisms, the value of reefs to humans, threats to their health and the role that divers can play to preserve the marine environment.

Classified Diving

SSI CLASSIFIED DIVING | Diving Course

Learn about the relationships between key marine organisms, the value of reefs to humans, threats to their health and the role that divers can play to preserve the marine environment.

Sea Turtle Ecology

SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Course | Diving Courses

Learn about the relationships between key marine organisms, the value of reefs to humans, threats to their health and the role that divers can play to preserve the marine environment.

Coral Identification

SSI Coral Identification Course | Diving Courses

Learn about the relationships between key marine organisms, the value of reefs to humans, threats to their health and the role that divers can play to preserve the marine environment.

Shark Ecology

SSI Shark Ecology Course | Diving Courses

Learn about the relationships between key marine organisms, the value of reefs to humans, threats to their health and the role that divers can play to preserve the marine environment.

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