Coral Identification

Coral reefs are vital for healthy oceans and they are stunning to dive – especially when you know more about these fascinating ecosystems. The SSI Coral Identification program provides all that you need to identify common families of coral species.

Discover the wonders of coral reefs with SSI today!

Facts and Training Standards

Coral reefs are prized among divers and rightly so; drifting over a healthy reef filled with bustling marine life is magical. These precious ecosystems are fascinating, and the SSI Coral Identification specialty program is the best way to learn more about coral reefs and get the most out of your reef dives.

In this coral dive specialty program, you will learn how to identify different corals and earn your SSI Coral Identification specialty certification.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) 6
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 3 - 6 h

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Upgrade your training experience by taking more Specialty Programs. These are a perfect match for your current training! When you complete a certain number of Specialty Programs paired with Logged Dives, you will also automatically earn the SSI Recognition Ratings – SSI Specialty Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water Diver and SSI Master Diver.

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With five decades of experience creating and delivering training programs for scuba diving, freediving and more, we know the underwater world and provide the ultimate training experience for millions of divers. Established in 1970, today SSI represents more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in over 130 countries, with 50,000 plus affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day.

We are passionate about ensuring you get the best dive training possible, so you can enjoy your dives fully and interact with the underwater world around you safely. We do not just want you to learn how to dive – we want you to become a diver and an advocate for ocean conservation.

With all of that in mind, you will find our training methods and standards are thorough and uncompromising. Our personalized approach to training allows you to learn at your own pace, so you can become the best diver you can be.

Because our learning materials are available online, and in more than 30 languages, you can complete your SSI Specialty courses at any time. Our globally recognized certifications are the best way to begin your lifelong adventures as a diver.

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