While it is hard to predict how long it will be before the diving world returns to normal, there is no better time to continue your SSI training! Now is the perfect time to dig a little deeper into the ocean environment and prepare for your next diving adventure and now SSI has made it even easier for you to participate.
Starting immediately through March 31, 2021, you can register for the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty Course student digital materials FREE OF CHARGE*. These student materials include detailed information, illustrations, charts, videos about Marine Ecology, section quizzes and an online final exam. You can complete your student materials at your convenience using your MySSI App with an offline option or online through an internet browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari).
To complete your certification, your SSI Training Center may require virtual and/or personal sessions with an instructor and will charge appropriately. Please contact them to review all the certification requirements and start your program today! Upon course completion by a qualified SSI Instructor through your SSI Training Center, you will receive a digital certification at no additional cost.
The Marine Ecology course will teach you about:
* Note: If the course has not been completed and certification processed through an SSI Training Center within 6 months of the free registration date, access to the FREE Marine Ecology materials will be deleted.
Education and training are the first steps in protecting the oceans. Blue Oceans is SSI’s free program to generate awareness and provide guidelines on how to act environmentally responsible. The goal is to protect what we love – the oceans.
Beyond Blue Oceans, SSI offers a variety of Ecology programs, that are the perfect mix to educate you on the marine ecosystems, as well as the marine life. Your diving adventures are greatly enhanced when you learn more about our spectacular underwater world and how to respectfully and maturely encounter its inhabitants. Contact your Training Center today to get enrolled in Shark Ecology, Manta & Ray Ecology or any other of SSI´s Specialty programs!
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 teaches you all that you need to identify common families of coral species. Discover the wonders of coral reefs with SSI today and earn your SSI Coral Identification Specialty certification.
Diving with mantas and other rays is one of the most sought-after dive experiences and is not to be missed! In this program, you’ll learn how to safely interact with rays as a diver and recognize different ray species. You’ll learn about the vital role rays play in ocean ecosystems and earn your SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty certification.
Sea turtles are some of the most enchanting and fascinating animals you’ll ever dive with. Discover more about them and with this sea turtle specialty program. You’ll learn to identify sea turtles species, discover their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you’ll earn your SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.
Many people fear sharks, but these awe-inspiring fish are vital for healthy oceans and are truly spectacular to dive with. Join the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty program and you’ll learn how to safely dive with sharks, plus discover how sharks and their behaviors are misunderstood. Upon completion of this program, you’ll earn your SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification.
MyDiveGuide is a smart online dive travel guide. Made by divers for divers, you can explore the world's largest database of top dive sites, potential wildlife encounters and the training you need to visit those sites. You will also discover any upcoming training programs and group travel offered by your SSI Training Center listed in their Event Calendar. Now is the time to explore and dream of your next diving adventure. Start searching MyDiveGuide and the Training Center Locator today!