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Science of Diving


This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this program..


Minimum Age:10
Certification Prerequisites:Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions:Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions:Optional
Open Water Dives:Optioinal
Maximum Training Depth:Optional
Suggested Duration:12 - 20 hours
Specialized Equipment:Knowledge Program

Please refer to the SSI Training Standards for more detailed information

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