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How does FREE Online Training for the Open Water Diver Program work?

  1. 1. Register:

    To start the FREE online program you must first register. We need your first name, last name, date of birth, email address and zip code. This is the information we need to record your progress and connect you with the closest SSI Dive Center. The SSI Dive Center will be notified of your registration (with your permission). They are there to help you every step of the way and can answer any of your questions or concerns.

  2. 2. The program:

    Focuses on the academics needed to become a SCUBA diver.

  3. 3. Completion of the online academics:

    If you want to further your scuba training, you will need to visit your chosen SSI Dive Center & sign up for a Scuba Diving course. Once the dive center has signed you up they will have an access code to retrieve and apply your academic training to your scuba class.

  4. 4. Dive Center Sign up:

    When you go to sign up for your class, make sure the dive center is a certified Scuba Schools International Dive Center or Resort. They are the only ones that can credit you for the online academics you have completed.

  5. 5. Get Certified and GO DIVING!

    » Click here to register for SSI Online Services


How much does it cost?

SSI's Online Training - the scuba diving academics - online are free! 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 Diver class at your local SSI Dive Center.

The SSI Dive Center you choose will have additional training material (such as a DVD, Total Dive Log, etc.) that you will need to purchase in order to complete your academics. They 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.


How to Have the Best Online Training Experience:

  • IMPORTANT: Have an up to date Internet Browser (Google Chrome 29 or Mozilla Firefox 24) with Flash and Javascript enabled
  • Internet Connection (the faster, the better).
  • If you use Internet Security Software, add diveSSI.com to your trusted sites or adapt the sites as per the users manual.
  • Make sure your pop up blockers are turned off for diveSSI.com

Now, let’s Get the Adventure Started!

» Click here to register for SSI Online Services