Become a Mermaid with SSI
Learn how to become a mermaid with the exciting SSI Mermaid program! This mermaid training provides all the skills and techniques you need to maximize your mermaid experience, be truly comfortable in the water and get the most out of your equipment. After getting certified as an SSI Mermaid, the next logical step is to take your mermaid adventures to our wonderful oceans! With just 2 additional open water sessions, you can upgrade to become an SSI Ocean Mermaid at any time. Get started today!
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:
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!
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.
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.
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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Live the Mermaid Dream
Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:
Learn to safely swim in a full mermaid tail
Enjoy the fitness and new confidence
Perform fun skills and activities
Upgrade your Training
Upgrade your training experience with a perfect match! The following SSI Mermaid programs can be combined with your Mermaid training, but why not extend your skills and get certified in Freediving Level 1? Freediving skills and experience are your ticket to dive the world’s best dive sites.
Freediving Level I
Join the SSI Freediving Level 1 course and learn how to freedive with a buddy in open water environments to a depth of 20 meters. Your global freediving adventures begin here!
Strike the perfect pose and get the perfect shot! Learn how to pose for in-water and surface mermaid photography and capture your amazing mermaid or merman moments. Join the SSI Model Mermaid program.
Tired of being confined to a swimming pool? Become an open water mermaid with SSI! Learn how to maximize your mermaid experience, increase your comfort and get the most from your equipment. Join the SSI Ocean Mermaid program now!
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:
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.
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
Have you discovered MyDiveGuide yet? This unique dive site database contains more than 10,000 dive sites, wildlife maps and exciting featured destinations that change weekly. Get inspired and learn to become a mermaid at stunning destinations worldwide. Combine your SSI Mermaid training with a fun vacation and start exploring the oceans today!