Science Of Diving

Expand your dive knowledge and gain a better understanding of your equipment, physics, the aquatic environment and more with the online SSI Science of Diving Specialty. After completing this dive science program, you’ll be halfway to earning the coveted SSI Divemaster rating. Start your SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification online today.

Facts and Training Standards

The SSI Science of Diving Specialty is the best program to learn in-depth information about diving physics, physiology and your dive equipment. With this program, you’ll develop a complete understanding of the underwater world and its effect on the human body. You’ll acquire the knowledge you need to begin your dive professional career and earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification. Required training for most SSI Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs, it is an essential way to expand your dive knowledge. Available online, you can earn your SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification from home. Upon completion, you’ll be halfway to earning the coveted SSI Divemaster rating.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 5
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 8 - 12 h

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Scuba Schools International (SSI) is the largest professional business-based training agency in the world. Established in 1970, today we represent more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in over 130 countries, with more than 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. For over 50 years, we have provided the ultimate training experience for millions of certified divers in every training category. We hold the internationally acclaimed ISO certification and play an active role in setting industry minimum training standards.

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