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SSI Online Scuba Training

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Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure due to worldwide recognition!

With personalized training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.


The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.

Pool Training:

For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”.

Open Water Sessions:

You will complete at least 4 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successful completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

The fun doesn’t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting Specialty Programs you can get involved in. It’s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. SSI will be a reliable buddy accompanying you on your way.

How much does it cost?

SSI’s Online Training – the scuba diving academics – is included in the price of your training!  If you decide to continue your education and want to become a certified diver, you will need to sign up for an SSI Open Water class at your local SSI Dive Center (Dive BVI is an SSI Diamond Dive Resort and Instructor Training Facility).  SSI’s Online Training is available for ages 10 years old and up!  Our SSI Open Water Diver program starts at $495.  Private Instruction is available.  Call or email for details!

What do I need?

Dive BVI will have additional training material (such as a DVD, Total DiveLog, etc.) that you will need to purchase in order to complete your academics. We will have a variety of class times and course fees available for you to choose from. You can pick what best fits your schedule and pocket book.

Other items that will need to be purchased include a mask, fins and snorkel. It is best to purchase these items at our dive center to make sure you are getting quality equipment.  We’ll help get you into the properly fitted, comfortable and stylish dive gear that you need!

As you reach the time to complete your Open Water dives it is also recommended that you purchase your own Total Diving System — don’t worry we will fill you in on what this includes during academics. Again, we recommend you purchase these items from our dive center because we can assure you are getting quality products and we will be able to service them for you if anything goes wrong.

How much time is involved?Diver-Diamond

Our goal is for you to become Comfortable in the water!  Most students complete the Academic Review, Pool/Shallow Water Skills sessions, and Open Water dives in a 4 day period.  Some take a little longer.  We will not rush you through the process and it is very important for you to properly gain the knowledge, master the dive skills and be a safe diver.  We proudly follow the tenets of the SSI Diver Diamond…Knowledge, Skills, Equipment, and Experience!

Let’s get the adventure started!  Click here to start diving!