Become a certified SSI Sea Turtle Ecology diver

Sea turtles are some of the most wonderful animals to dive with. You will want to dive with them even more after completing the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program! This specialty program provides the skills and concepts you need to recognize and identify common sea turtle species. It teaches you about the fascinating history of sea turtles, their role in marine ecosystems and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.

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

5

Amount of Academic Sessions

30 m / 100 ft

Maximum Training Depth

3-6

Suggested duration (h)

Become a responsible diver

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

Learn why the oceans are important to humanity

Learn about threats to our oceans and their consequences

Learn how you can help with only a few simple actions

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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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Continue your training

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. Continue your SSI Specialty training right away and earn recognition as you become a safer and more comfortable diver!

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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 Training

If you love marine life or are a budding underwater naturalist, do not miss our Ecology specialty programs! They are the perfect way to learn about different marine life and how to dive safely with sharks, rays and more. Available entirely online, get started today with SSI.

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墨西哥潛水

在墨西哥潛水是一個驚人的,世界級的體驗。這個國家提供了許多冒險和充滿自然奇觀的風景。

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在佛羅里達州潛水

陽光州佛羅里達州提供了許多偉大的和潛水夫潛水地點,從熱帶佛羅里達群島到深沉船和水晶般清澈的淡水泉。

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埃及潛水

阿拉伯埃及共和國是一個位於非洲東北角的地中海北部和紅海東部的國家。

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加勒比海潛水

世界著名的潛水目的地,如阿路巴、巴哈馬、開曼群島、古巴、瓜德羅普島和許多其他都位於加勒比海。

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