Why choose SSI?


Your SSI Open Water Diver certification is your passport to a world of diving adventure. SSI is one of only 2 training agencies certified by the ISO (International Standards Organisation) and is a member of the WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council) so you can be sure your qualification will be rocognised wherever you choose to dive around the world.


Your safety is SSI’s paramount concern. The SSI Diver Diamond philosophy states that a diver needs 4 main elements to achieve the highest levels of confidence and safety. These elements are Proper Knowledge, Proper Skills, Proper Equipment and Experience. This is at the core of our teaching system.


To provide the highest quality training you need highly trained and motivated Instructors. SSI has the most comprehensive and structured career path in the industry which ensures your SSI Dive Professional is highly trained. SSI Dive Professionals are required to conform to our high standards which exceed National and International standards.


In this busy world we are often time poor, but to become a “real” diver the SSI philosophy is based not on how quick we can push you through, but making sure everyone has a great time and becomes a safe diver. The required knowledge can be attained in your own time and at your own pace. You can use either or both our Open Water Diver Manual or our on-line eLearning system. Your instructor will review and enhance the knowledge obtained.¬†Practical¬†training is done in such a way that you only move on from one section to the next when you are ready. SSI want you to be completely comfortable as we move through the training to ensure you become a competent diver.