Environment Specialty Programs
If you are a budding underwater naturalist, join our Ecology specialty programs! They are the perfect way to enhance your dive experience by learning about different marine life, how ocean ecosystems function and how to dive safely with sharks, rays and more. Whatever your passion, we have a specialty for you! Any snorkeler aged 10 upwards can join these SSI Ecology courses, open water sessions are optional, and they can all be completed online - making them perfect for all to enjoy. Start now!
Become an Ecology Specialty diver
In the SSI Shark Ecology specialty, you will learn how to dive safely with sharks and discover why these charismatic animals are often misunderstood. It is perfect for shark fans! Love rays? Join the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology specialty to learn how to identify and dive safely with rays, plus why they are so important for healthy oceans. Delve into the fascinating world of sea turtles with the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology specialty or improve your identification skills with our Coral and Fish Identification specialties. To gain a thorough understanding of the oceans, join the SSI Marine Ecology specialty. You will learn about the exciting science of Marine Ecology and how ocean ecosystems interact.
Upgrade your Training
Upgrade your training experience by taking more Specialty Programs! These are a perfect way to explore new dive sites and use your Ecology skills! 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!
Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)
Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.
Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.
Featured Destinations ideal for Training
MyDiveGuide connects divers by the world´s largest Dive Site Database of more than 10,000+ sites including Wildlife Maps. The featured destinations are ideal for starting to explore the underwater world and are suitable for all age groups. Combine a vacation with your training and create a lifetime experience you can enjoy with your family!