Unforgettable aquatic adventures for kids – Go underwater and discover the wonder of Snorkel, Scuba, Mermaid, and Freediving Explorer programs
Besides fun for the whole family, your children who have not yet achieved the minimum age for scuba diving will learn important life skills. These underwater adventures will enable young divers to acquire maturity, self-esteem, and a sense of responsibility. Contact your local SSI Training Center for information on how to get started today!Connect with a Training Center
SSI Explorers – The brand-new program for young aquatic enthusiasts
SSI Explorers takes kid’s diving to a whole new level. Combined with the guidance and supervision of qualified SSI Explorers Instructors, this program includes a comprehensive printed Explorers manual to help your child learn the knowledge and skills they need to safely participate in snorkeling, mermaid, freediving, and scuba in a pool or confined water environment. The manual is very engaging, with colorful cartoon drawings and authentic ocean images for this young audience.
Join Emma and Nico on exciting underwater adventures as they guide your children through the educational content in a fun and engaging way, using Spike the shark as their equipment expert and Shelly the sea turtle as the ocean environment champion.
Prepare your kids for their future in the aquatic world
We’ve designed the Explorers program to be an offline, book-based learning experience, intended to encourage children to interact directly, not virtually, with the marine environment. As they get older, they can get involved with our digital course offerings at a completely different level using their Explorers skills to enhance their understanding and training.
SSI Scuba Explorers makes diving for kids simple and fun. SSI Mermaid Explorers get to swim around like real mermaids while improving their swimming skills. SSI Freediving Explorers will dive deeper and hold their breath longer in an encouraging, relaxed environment. Talk to your SSI Training Center for more detailed information on these kids’ diving experiences.
- Quizzes for deepening knowledge
- Engaging challenges after each chapter
- Sticker sheet for sign-off
- Fun coloring pages
- Logbook to capture underwater adventures
The SSI Explorers materials start by introducing your children to the importance of protecting and preserving the world’s oceans by becoming a Blue Oceans Explorer. They learn why the oceans are important, about the world’s five oceans, and what they can do to help protect the oceans.
Your young explorer can then move on to learn about snorkel equipment and snorkeling in a confined water environment and earn their Snorkel Explorer rating. After completing these two initial experiences, SSI Explorers can choose from one of three aquatic adventures and either become a Scuba Explorer, Mermaid Explorer, or Freediving Explorer, or they can continue on to earn all three ratings.
Further open water certification opportunities
Open Water Diver
Begin your lifelong adventure as a certified diver with the globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification.
Freediving Level I
Join the SSI Freediving Level 1 course and learn how to freedive with a buddy in open water environments to a depth of 20 meters. Your global freediving adventures begin here!