SSI or scuba schools international is regarded as the fastest growing scuba diving school in the world. As it isn't diverse and PADI, it is very well popular among the scuba diving schools of the world.

About the schoolEdit

SSI offers internationally recognized Scuba training programs for all levels - starting with Snorkeling and entry level diving courses up to Instructor Certifiers.

The most common programs are: SSI Open Water Diver (OWD), Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD), more than 30 different specialty courses (like EAN NitroxDeep divingUnderwater navigationNight diving and Limited Visibility, and many more). Dive leader training programs start with the Dive Control Specialist (who is qualified like Assistant Instructor) followed by Open Water Instructor and above.


Non certification programs[edit]Edit

Snorkeling & Free diving certifications[edit]Edit

Recreational diving certifications[edit]Edit

Professional certifications[edit]Edit

  • Dive Guide (DG)
  • Divemaster (DM = DG + Science of Diving)
  • Snorkel Instructor
  • Dive Control Specialist (DCS = DM + Snorkel instr. + Diving assistant instr.)
  • Training Specialist (TS = DCS + limited specialties instructor)
  • Open Water Instructor (OWI)
  • Classified Open Water Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor (SI = OWI + 2 specialties instr.)
  • Advanced Open Water Instructor (AOWI = OWI + 4 specialties)
  • Divemaster Instructor (DMI = AOWI + online exam)
  • Dive Control Specialist Instructor
  • Master Instructor
  • Instructor Trainer
  • Instructor Certifier

Extended range and technical extended range diving certifications[edit]Edit

Extended Range certifications[edit]Edit

  • Extended Range Nitrox Diver
  • Extended Range Limited Trimix Diver
  • Extended Range Gas Blender
  • Extended Range Advanced Wreck Diver
  • Extended Range Cavern Diver
  • Extended Range Intro to Cave Diving

Technical Extended Range certifications[edit]Edit

  • Technical Extended Range Advanced Decompression Procedures Diver
  • Technical Extended Range Normoxic Trimic Diver
  • Technical Extended Range Hypoxic Trimix Diver
  • Technical Extended Range Technical Wreck Diver
  • Technical Extended Range Basic Cave Diver
  • Technical Extended Range Cave Diver

Professional certifications[edit]Edit

  • Extended Range Instructor
  • Extended Range Gas Blender Instructor
  • Extended Range Advanced Wreck Diving Instructor
  • Extended Range Cavern Diving Instructor
  • Extended Range Nitrox Instructor Trainer
  • Extended Range & Technical Extended Range Instructor Trainer
  • Technical Extended Range Advanced Decompression Procedures/Normoxic Trimix Diving Instructor
  • Technical Extended Range Hypoxic Trimix Diving Instructor
  • Technical Extended Range Technical Wreck Diving Instructor
  • Technical Extended Range Basic Cave Diving Instructor
  • Technical Extended Range Cave Diving Instructor

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