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Whether you’ve never been underwater or have a slew of diving hours under your belt, you’ve come to the right place. Try it — you’ll love it. Diving is easy, fun and exciting!

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Discover a new world! Enjoy the freedom of gliding through the blue! Experience new adventures and explore undiscovered worlds. Make new friends! Scuba Diving is much easier than you might think! Be ready to enjoy a new challenge and dive into a new world! Scuba diving is a wonderful sport that offers everything from heart-pumping action to quiet relaxation.

At Scuba Schools International, we’re passionate about teaching people that scuba diving is safe, inspiring, and offers gateways to some of the world’s most enchanting delights. Through SSI programs, you can:

  • Begin with learning to snorkel to adjust slowly to being underwater while still enjoying the fish species and coral reefs that make diving so entrancing.
  • Start to learn to scuba dive online before you even see water!
  • Take your diving to the next level while escaping on a true vacation, where you can work towards advanced levels of scuba diving certification at SSI dive centers located in the United States, Australia, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean…all over the world.
  • Learning is easy with our variety of teaching tools. Options include: FREE online academics, a Learn how to scuba dive DVD , classroom training, manual, and a supplement review. You choose the way that you are most comfortable learning.

With over 40 years to perfect our training and thousands of associates ensuring that our dive centers are meeting stringent guidelines, you know that you’re receiving the very best training when you sign up for an SSI course. Try an online scuba course before you make a commitment to a practical class to check out our methodology.

Through this section of the website, you can

  • Choose the level that’s right for you;
  • Decide where and how to DEVELOP your scuba skills, and
  • Start to Learn to scuba dive online;
  • Plan for your advanced dive training adventures.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve experienced diving before, here are some questions you might be asking:

How safe is scuba diving? When you receive training from an SSI-certified instructor through one of our dive centers, you know that you are in safe hands. With proper equipment and a thorough understanding of the mechanics and technical aspects of diving, you will be well-prepared to have a very safe and fun diving experience. Our instructors have access to the very best equipment, but you also can rest assured that they have been put through an intense training process that ensures that you receive only top-quality training yourself, and that your dive leaders are knowledgeable and experienced when they lead you through diving adventures. You will be prepared for realistic experiences when you learn to scuba dive online, do DVD training sessions, and read SSI literature, all of which give you a better foundation of knowledge of safety issues and techniques.

Who can scuba dive, and who is in my network of divers? Diving is becoming an increasingly popular pastime for men, women, and children alike. Remedy stress with a scuba class near you—escaping to underwater worlds is a tension-reliever like none other. Women gain strength, body awareness, and confidence through learning to dive and taking trips to explore glorious places. And kids learn water skills and a love and respect for the ocean through safe, active classes that move at a slow pace while still captivating students with fun activities. When you start with an online scuba course, you will also become part of SSI’s network of millions of divers around the world.

What kind of adventures are possible? The answer to this question is absolutely ENDLESS. With certified dive centers literally around the world, you can select the level of training you are looking for and match it with an SSI Dive Center in your chosen location—and know that you’re receiving a standardized, trusted level of service and training, wherever you go.