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TRY SCUBA DIVING The SSI Try Scuba program is the best way to try scuba diving for the first time. You will be in confined water and well looked after by your instructor, so you can enjoy those first unforgettable breaths underwater and experience the magic of scuba diving. At the end of this short course, you will have earned your SSI... Find Out More

Scuba Courses

Open Water Diver Minimum of 4 classroom/pool sessions, two days of open water training dives. Includes includes Digital Training Materials, dive tables, a student registration folder, and certification card. Home-study, semi-private, and private-study programs are available. Find Out More

Advanced Open Water Diver Upon completion of four specialty courses and 24 dives, you will automatically receive an Advanced Certification card at no additional cost. Find Out More

Specialty Diver Upon completion of two specialty courses and 12 dives, you will automatically receive a Specialty Diver card at no additional cost. Find Out More

Master Diver Upon completion of four specialty courses, stress & rescue, and 50 dives, you will automatically receive a Master Diver Certification card at no additional cost. Find Out More

Open Water Refresher Been a while since you've used your SCUBa skills?  Take our Open Water Refresher course. Find Out More

Specialty Courses

Coral Identification These precious ecosystems are fascinating, and the SSI Coral Identification specialty program is the best way to learn more about coral reefs and get the most out of your reef dives. In this coral dive specialty program, you will learn how to identify different corals and earn your SSI Coral Identification specialty ce... Find Out More

Deep Diver Many of the more exciting, intriguing dive sites are found in deeper water. Without proper training this kind of diving can put you at risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know how to prevent any of the potential risks involved in deep diving. This course will provide you with the information to make deep d... Find Out More

Drysuit No one wants to feel the cold on a dive and a dry suit is the perfect way to avoid getting back into a cold wetsuit throughout the cooler winter months here in Sharm. The SSI Dry Suit specialty course teaches you the skills and knowledge to choose, dive and maintain your dry suit. You will learn how to deal w... Find Out More

Equipment Specialist The SSI Equipment Techniques specialty is the best way to learn how to choose and store your dive kit. Working with an experienced and trained SSI Professional, you will learn in-depth information about the components of your Total Diving System and develop a thorough understanding of your diving equipme... Find Out More

Nitrox (Enriched Air Diver) As a Nitrox diver, you can increase your bottom times and safety margins, plus shorten your surface intervals - so you can spend more time diving and less time waiting! In this program, you will learn new skills and increase your diving knowledge whilst learning how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of... Find Out More

Fish Identification SSI's Fish Identification Course is a non-diving specialty program that will familiarize you with a variety of fish, including Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish. To take SSI's Fish Identification Course, you must be at least 10 years old and Open Water Certified. Find Out More

Navigation In this specialty program, you will gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, how to leave and return to a designated point, plus basic navigation patterns. You will also be tau... Find Out More

Night & Limited Vis Night diving requires different skills from diving during the day. The SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty is the best way to learn about night diving and practice the techniques you will need to become a safe and confident night diver. In this program, you will be provided with all the knowledge and skil... Find Out More

Ice Diver This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive underneath surface ice. You will learn the special requirements for diving in an overhead environment, the techniques and communication methods, and the specialized equipment used for ice diving. You will earn the SSI Ice Diving Speci... Find Out More

Independent Diver (Solo Diver) This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy. You will learn about self-reliance, proper equipment maintenance, and the special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently. You will earn the SSI Independent Diving Specialty... Find Out More

Perfect Buoyancy The SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty is the best way to improve your buoyancy and get the most from every dive. Buoyancy is an essential dive skill, but any diver will tell you it takes time to perfect. The Perfect Buoyancy specialty will teach you advanced buoyancy skills and techniques, so you can master your buoyancy ... Find Out More

React Right: First Aid & CPR Course, AED & O2 Includes digital material, choose 1 day for CPR/AED/O2 and 1 day for First Aid or all in one day. Needed for Stress & Rescue. If you have a group of  six or more, we can arrange a class around your schedule. Find Out More

React Right Update React Right Update (Renew your React Right Certification) Find Out More

Recreational Sidemount The SSI Recreational Sidemount diving course is a great introductory course in to learning more about extended range diving. Sidemount diving means that you will have two tanks on either side instead of having just one tank on your back. This technique comes from the technical cave and wreck diving world, but has ... Find Out More

River Diver Diving in your local river can be a fun and exciting experience. This program promotes the skills and knowledge required to dive in fast moving water and limited visibility rivers. You will also learn how to choose the proper techniques for diving in the different types of rivers throughout the world. Learn how to read... Find Out More

Science of Diving Earning your Open Water Diver Certification opens up a new underwater world, filled with oppurtunities to learn about physics, physiology, and chemistry, and how they affect the human body while scuba diving. Your education does not have to end with your entry-level certification! The training provided in the SSI Scien... Find Out More

Scuba Rangers Program For children ages 8 to 12. Includes all class materials, a Scuba Ranger’s T-shirt, and snacks. Scuba Rangers is a great way to introduce the world of scuba diving to your children. Find Out More

Search & Recovery In this fascinating program, you will learn all the skills you need to safely and confidently conduct search and recovery dives. You will be taught how to use search patterns, specialized dive plans and equipment such as lift bags, lines and reels. By developing your search and communication techniques and practicing s... Find Out More

Shark Ecology 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... Find Out More

Spearfishing Spearfishing can be one of the most exciting and rewarding classes in scuba diving! This class will take years off of the spearfishing learning curve and will make you a more successful under water hunter Find Out More

Stress and Rescue Diver Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card. First Aid & CPR training is required for this course. Diver Stress & Rescue is the next course recommended after Open Water Diver. It is designed to help you gain confidence and become a better dive buddy. Find Out More

Turtle Ecology 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 fascina... Find Out More

PHOTO & VIDEO Includes includes Digital Training Materials, handouts, and certification card. You may use your own underwater digital camera or we have rental cameras available. Find Out More

Waves, Tides & Currents 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 ... Find Out More

Wreck Diver Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with this SSI wreck diving course.  Many of the ocean’s best dive sites are wrecks. These impressive structures attract unusually high den... Find Out More

Additional Training Courses at Scuba Venture For more information, please contact us. Find Out More

Technical Diving Courses

Gas Blender Correctly mixing gasses is essential to being able to breathe safely underwater. The SSI Gas Blender program teaches you the skills and concepts required to safely blend nitrox and helium-based trimix gases. This non-diving program is open to certified and uncertified divers and teaches proper usage of mathematics, gas... Find Out More

Tech XR Advanced Wreck he SSI Technical Wreck Diving course provides all you need to conduct complex wreck penetration dives. Using a sidemount, twinset, or rebreather configuration you will increase your technical dive skills and learn high-level buoyancy control, finning techniques, line laying, the use of lights, lost line, lost light, an... Find Out More

Professional Courses

Dive Guide Dive Guide Requirements for participants • Minimum age 15 years (must be at least 18 years old to be in active status as a Professional Dive Guide to be able to work). • Have logged at least 40 open water dives with at least 25 hours of diving time. Has the following SSI certification, or an equivalent... Find Out More

Divemaster Divemaster Requirements for participants • Minimum age: 18 years • At least 60 logged open water dives with a dive time of at least 40 hours. Must have at least the following SSI certification (s) (no equivalences allowed): • Science Of Diving ($260 if you do not already have it), if you do the ... Find Out More

Assistant Instructor The Assistant Instructor rating is the next step after becoming a Divemaster along the scuba instructor pathway. It allows you to collect valuable teaching experience, practice briefings, teach academics, and conduct in-water training. If you want to further your career as a dive professional, you can finish the Instru... Find Out More

Open Water Instructor Training (Associate Instructor) The SSI Instructor Training Course is the state-of-the-art Instructor course. It includes an Academic portion, confined water sessions and open water sessions over 8 – 10 days. This is the absolute minimum required.+ Fees (includes on-line training, classroom, pool) Prerequis... Find Out More

Open Water Instructor Evaluation SSI Instructor Evaluation Course Description The SSI Instructor Evaluation assesses the knowledge and skills if necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses and the specialty programs taught by SSI Open Water Instructor.  Prerequisite: SSI ITC Dates and time are flexible and c... Find Out More

Specialty Instructor Ratings Becoming an SSI Specialty Instructor is easy. Continue your diving education as an instructor by enrolling in a Specialty Instructor Seminar for each of the diving specialties you would like to teach. Alternatively, you can co-teach the specialty you are interested in with an experienced Specialty Instructor or request... Find Out More

Scuba Ranger Instructor Training Find Out More

National Safety Council First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor Ratings Please call us for pricing Find Out More

DAN Training Courses

DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This... Find Out More

DAN Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services. Find Out More

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries A diver surfaces from a dive in an area abundant with coral, removes his fins and finds redness, swelling and blisters just beginning to show on his left ankle. He also experiences a stinging sensation on the same ankle. A diver, following a dive to an area filled with marine life, notices a small bite pattern on his l... Find Out More

DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related. This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a div... Find Out More

DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider Program A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency. Divers interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can take the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course from a DAN Instructor. This program integrates the knowled... Find Out More

DAN Instructor Trainer Workshop DAN Instructor Trainers have achieved the highest level of training available in the DAN Instructional System. They are exceptionally experienced instructors who are dedicated to dive safety education. DAN Instructor Trainers are the only individuals certified to train DAN Instructors as part of the DAN Instructor Qual... Find Out More