Go freediving with SSI

With no heavy equipment, freediving lets you move underwater with ease. It is the purest form of diving and gives you an incomparable feeling of oneness with the ocean. In the Try Freediving program, you will go freediving in confined waters and discover why freedivers truly love their sport. Join us today and discover your inner freediver!

Register free and start training right away!

To get started, simply create a free user profile at www.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:

Instant free access to SSI’s trial programs and Blue Oceans

Lifetime access to your digital training materials and certifications

Digital logbook with thousands of dive sites around the world and potential wildlife sightings

Latest events, news, videos and much more

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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!

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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.

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In-Water Training

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.

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Certification

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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Minimum Age

3

Amount of Academic Sessions

1

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

5 m / 15 ft

Maximum Training Depth

2-3

Suggested duration (h)

New World, One Breath

Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:

Explore the world underwater in a single breath

Discover your true breath-holding potential

Explore the world underwater in a single breath

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Get Certified as a Freediver

You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your life. Becoming a freediver is the first step on a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world, interact with incredible marine life and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface. We recommend you start your freediver training right away by shooting for Freediving Level 1, your entry ticket to dive the world’s best dive sites.

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Training Prerequisites

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:

Swim Assessment

Survival Float

Technical Requirements

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.

Students can also change affiliation or choose to affiliate with multiple Training Centers in their user profile. When affiliating with a Training Center online or via the MySSI App, a Privacy Policy Agreement will be processed to comply with GDPR regulations.

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.

Responsible Diver Code

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

Certification

Featured Destinations ideal for Scuba Beginner

Are you ready for the ultimate in underwater exploration? Learn to freedive and experience the utter freedom this amazing sport provides. It is the greatest adventure of your life! Become a freediver with SSI. Get started today.

Australia

The world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is the essence of diving in Australia.

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A historically rich country in Southeast Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is called “the country of a thousand islands”.

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Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world and thus offers some of the best dive sites in the world.

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Expect colorful coral reefs only a short swim from land and abundant underwater life in Curacao.

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Some of the best diving in the Caribbean can be done in the Cayman Islands offering countless impressive dive sites.

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Bonaire is filled with striking natural beauty and pristine waters, making it an ideal diving destination.

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