Start the Adventure – 6 Ways to Learn to Dive

Ready for the journey of a lifetime? Learn to dive and you will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world filled with vibrant marine life and breath-taking underwater landscapes. It is a life-changing experience you will never forget, but where do you start? Read on for our top 6 ways to learn to dive and begin your adventure now.

How to Get Started Today.

Learning to dive will forever change the way you view the world. Ready to dive in? Here is how to get started:

  • Dip your toes in the water and try scuba diving for the first time with the SSI Try Scuba program.


6 Great Ways to Learn to Dive.

1. Try Scuba.

Why choose this course?

  • Try diving in a pool and experience the magic of scuba diving, without joining a full course.

Want to try diving without completing a full training course? SSI’s Try Scuba program is a great way to find out what scuba diving is like and take your first unforgettable breaths underwater. Conducted in a pool/confined waters, this 1-session program is suitable for anyone aged 8 upwards, making it an easy diving adventure for the whole family. You will get to experience the joy of scuba diving and find out if you want to learn to dive.

2. Basic Diver.

Why choose this course?

  • Go open water diving for the first time and learn basic dive skills.

If you are ready to learn to dive but do not want to commit to a long course, join the SSI Basic Diver program. This fun course is the perfect way to start exploring the underwater world and teaches you some beginner dive skills. You will get to experience the thrill of open water diving for the first time and try diving up to 12 meters deep with an SSI Professional. Ready to take the next step? The entire Basic Diver program can be credited towards the Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver programs, making it easy for you to become a certified diver in no time at all! SIGN UP FOR FREE ACCESS TO TRY FREEDIVING, SNORKELING, AND TRY SCUBA DIGITAL TRAINING.

3. Referral Diver.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn to dive your way: Complete your academic and pool training now and open water training later.

Life gets busy. We understand that, so created the Referral Diver program to meet your needs. It is the best way to learn to dive if you want to complete some but not all of your training now. This flexible program allows you to do your academic and pool training now, then complete your open water training at a later date. You can take your time and work around your schedule, knowing your Referral Diver certification gives you 6 months to finish the open water training. You can complete all of your training at home or go on vacation and do your open water training in warm water with the sun shining overhead. There is no better way to become a certified diver.

4. Indoor Diver

Why choose this course?

  • Get certified to dive up to 18 meters deep at purpose-built dive facilities.

People learn to dive to explore gorgeous coral reefs teeming with marine life, but there are fantastic diving opportunities at purpose-built facilities around the world as well. You need only look at aquariums, the warm water dive pools in France, or Dubai’s 60-meter-deep dive pool with a sunken city, to realize there are numerous ways to dive! Indoor dive facilities often have training platforms and are full of light, making them ideal for new divers to practice their skills and gain confidence in the water. Join the SSI Indoor Diver program and you will get certified to dive up to 18 meters deep with a buddy at indoor diving facilities. When you are ready, you can upgrade to an Open Water Diver certification with just 2 additional open water training dives and skills evaluations. READ MORE: 9 IDYLLIC DIVE DESTINATIONS FOR NEW DIVERS.

5. Scuba Diver

Why choose this course?

  • Start exploring the oceans: Get certified to dive up to 12 meters deep in open waters.

This is the perfect course for budding scuba divers who want to explore the world’s best dive sites but are short on time to get certified to do so. In the SSI Scuba Diver program, you will learn all you need to dive up to 12 meters deep in open waters with an SSI Professional. Upon certification, you will have the foundations you need to become a great diver and can start diving around the world. Added to that, you will complete almost half of the Open Water Diver course training during this program and can upgrade your certification easily.

6. Open Water Diver

  • Dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want! This is your ticket to dive the world’s best destinations.

Earning your Open Water Diver certification is the start of a lifelong adventure as a diver. With this internationally recognized certification, you can dive anywhere in the world you want, with anyone you want and up to 18 meters deep. Whether you dream of exploring iconic wrecks and idyllic islands or diving the most dazzling reefs in the world, you can. Learning to dive is much easier than you think, and this program provides all the training you need to become a confident and comfortable diver. Learn at your own pace, have fun and get ready to explore a whole new world! Your adventure begins here. BECOME A CERTIFIED OPEN WATER DIVER WITH SSI.

Learn to dive – Your top questions answered.

  • How long does it take to learn to dive?

It does not take long to learn to dive. With just 16 to 32 hours of training, you can become a certified Open Water Diver and start exploring iconic dive sites around the world. You can complete your training with a full-time course, learn at home in the evenings, or join weekend training sessions to get certified. The choice is entirely yours. Not enough time for that? Complete 10 to 16 hours of training to get certified as an SSI Scuba Diver and go diving in open waters up to 12 meters deep with an SSI Professional.

  • Is it hard to learn to dive?

Learning to dive isn’t hard but it is great fun! You will be guided by an SSI Professional throughout your course and learn in a way that suits you. Your personalized training will be combined with in-water practice sessions, giving you the skills and experience you need to be truly at ease underwater.

  • How do I start learning to dive today?

Register with MySSI for free access to the Try Scuba digital training material and start learning to dive online today! To continue with your training, simply visit your local SSI Training Center and sign up for your chosen program. READ MORE: SCUBA GEAR ESSENTIALS FOR NEW DIVERS.

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