Become an Ocean Mermaid with SSI
Are you ready to discover the freedom of mermaiding in open waters? Learn how to become a mermaid with the exciting SSI Ocean Mermaid program! This mermaid training provides all the skills and techniques you need to maximize your mermaid experience, be truly comfortable in the water and get the most from your equipment. It is the next logical step to take in your mermaid adventures, so you can truly experience the wonders of the ocean! Get started today and earn your SSI Ocean Mermaid certification.
Learn to Dive with SSI
SSI started in 1970 with a vision of making it possible for anyone to learn to dive. With more than 3,300 Training Centers in over 130 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to go diving with SSI wherever you choose. SSI´s Digital Learning platform makes training easy, fun, and possible to study anytime, anywhere either on your mobile device or computer in more than 30 languages.
SSI´s training programs are globally recognized, and ISO certified. A progressive approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will get the best training possible!
Digital Learning & Academics
SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.
You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience and your selected Training Center will schedule your review and in-water training sessions.
During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.
Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.
We congratulate you on your accomplishment and welcome you to SSI’s global diving community.
Facts and Training Standards
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Reveal the Ocean Secrets as a Mermaid
Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:
Learn to evaluate open water conditions
Understand proper open water safety procedures
Enjoy the beauty of all the ocean holds in your mermaid equipment
Register free and start training right away!
To get started, simply create a free user profile at my.divessi.com/register or directly through the MySSI App and you will get immediate access to SSI’s free trial programs. During registration you will need to select an SSI Training Center to affiliate with to guide you through the training process. Just check the Center Locator for your Center of choice, their upcoming training schedule, travel, and social events, and much more.
Simply download the MySSI App from your preferred app store, set up your profile, and discover the world of diving with the following benefits:
Continue your Training, earn Recognition and become a Professional
If you want to capture your amazing mermaid moments and wow your family and friends, join the SSI Model Mermaid program. You will learn to pose for in-water and surface mermaid shots and be taught all you need to interact successfully with a photographer or videographer. SSI mermaid courses are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. And if you keep mermaiding, you can become an SSI Mermaid Instructor and more with SSI´s range of professional programs.
Strike the perfect pose and get the perfect shot! Learn how to pose for in-water and surface mermaid photography and capture your amazing mermaid or merman moments. Join the SSI Model Mermaid program.
Basic Freediving Instructor
Active SSI scuba professionals can easily start a new career in freediving with the Basic Freediving Instructor course. Help water enthusiasts learn to freedive and show them how to set a free dive record of their own with this entry-level program.
SSI Entry-Level Programs – Open Water Diver, Freediving Level 1, or Mermaid require students to complete a water fitness evaluation prior to open water training. The goal of this evaluation is to determine a comfort level baseline consisting of:
To start training, students must create a MySSI profile. This can either be done via the SSI website at www.divessi.com/register or by installing the MySSI App.
Simply download the app for either iOS or Android, set up the user profile, and access the world of diving in minutes! The MySSI App safely stores everything in one place, online or offline – training materials, logbook, and certification cards. This includes Recreational Scuba, Extended Range, Freediving and Mermaid.
Training Center Selection & Affiliation
Every student must select an SSI Training Center as their “Training Partner” during the course registration process. Affiliation ensures personalized service and a high-quality training experience.
Medical & Administrative Requirements
Each student or candidate must complete the required SSI Training Record Forms prior to participating in any SSI training program. The forms for minors must be reviewed and signed by a parent or guardian.
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Diver Medical Statement & Questionnaire or Physician’s Approval to Dive (where required)
Training Assumption of Risk, Liability Release, & Liability Release, & Hold Harmless Agreement (where required / not applicable within the European Union)
Program-specific Completion Record (done by the Instructor prior to certification)
Training Course Costs
Training consists of various components which are either charged singly or as a package depending on the selected Training Center. The components are:
Training Materials / Digital Kit
Tuition for Academics and In-Water Training
Open Water Training Dives
Featured Destinations ideal for Advanced Mermaid Training
Ready to go mermaiding in open water and surround yourself with vibrant marine life? Want to become a model mermaid and capture your amazing underwater mermaid moments? With SSI advanced mermaid training, you can improve your mermaid skills and discover new ways to explore!