Your Guide to Learning Scuba
Are you Ready?
Scuba diving isn’t for everyone, but anyone can do it. Those who enjoy swimming or snorkeling will most likely fall in love with scuba diving. If you have been thinking about becoming scuba certified then you are in the right place. From start to finish can take about four days in total. With MySSI digital learning, you can cut that time down to about three days. You can sign up either here on our site or come into the shop and register in person. You will get access to the complete online to all the current SSI training material. Once you have had time to complete the digital learning, just call and schedule your review & pool training. You will be able to choose from a schedule of times that we have these weekends setup. Depending on the time of year, we will either use our confined training area at our quarry or if it’s too chilly we will use a heated pool facility just a mile from the quarry. Your review and pool weekend will consist of a full day of pool training followed by a review of your at home digital learning. At the end of the review, there is a 50 question final exam to pass with at least an 80% passing grade.
Once you have completed the pool and review sessions, you are ready to preform your newly learned skills on 4 open water dives conducted over two days. During these dives, you will demonstrate to your instructor that you can preform all the required skills. At the end of your 4th dive with everything completed, you will be presented with your Open Water Diver Certification.
Want to Continue your Diving Education?
After your certified as an Open Water Diver, you can choose to continue learning additional skills by taking specialty classes and working your way up to the highest recreational rating of Master Scuba Diver. Earn your Advanced Open Water rating by successfully completing 4 specialty courses and logging a minimum of 24 dives. By taking the Diver Stress & Rescue course and 50 logged dives, you will earn your Master Scuba Diver rating. There are several specialty classes that can get your started on your way to being a Master Diver.
Are you Ready to Become A Diving Professional?
After you have completed your Master Diver rating, you can choose to stay at the top of the recreational diving realm or choose to enter the professional realm of scuba diving.
Starting with the Dive Guide course and finishing with the Science of Diving course, you will earn the Dive Master rating and be ready to enter the Assistant Instructor Training Course. The AI training will prepare you to assist with scuba classes and teaching new divers under the supervision of an instructor.
The ITC or Instructor Training Course is the next step in scuba training, as it will train you to become the instructor with students under your supervision. There is no better way to share the gift of scuba diving than to teach new divers how to enjoy the underwater world safely