Waves, Tides & Currents

Water motion can have a huge effect on your diving. Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. You will learn all you need to dive safely and comfortably in currents, waves, rivers and from shore.

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Facts and Training Standards

Diving in currents opens up a world of new dive sites that often host the most spectacular marine life. Go shore diving and you will discover the simplicity of just walking off the beach and exploring your favourite dive sites with ease. But wave, tides and currents can impact your dives and affect your safety if you do not know how to handle them.

The SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty will enhance your dive skills and understanding, so you can enjoy diving in different environments safely and with confidence. You will gain a better understanding of dynamic open water environments and learn about the environmental conditions that affect different dive sites. You will also practice diving from shore, in currents or in rivers to earn the specialty certification. Get started today!

Minimum Age for Participation 10
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft

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