SSI ADVANCED
SCUBA COURSES

We are a Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre.

SSI ADVANCED
SCUBA COURSES

We are a Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre.

IMPROVE YOUR BUOYANCY CONTROL SKILLS

Perfect Buoyancy

Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

 

Every diver wants to be a “good diver” – Perfect buoyancy control is the first step in this direction. “Improving your buoyancy control skills is highly recommended. Every diver who wants to improve diving skills and at the same time wants to perform active environmental protection should take a PERFECT BUOYANCY course. Nearly every diver who wants to dive on great spots on holiday is requested to do a Check-Dive and buoyancy control is one of the essential skills that has to be performed. This isn’t done to stress you out at the start of your holiday. It is done to protect the reefs you will be diving around. The destruction and harm caused by divers with weak buoyancy skills is having an impact on reefs worldwide. Additionally, perfect buoyancy control is a prerequisite for nearly all Specialty Courses.

  • If you are over 45 years or have any pre existing medical condition you will require an AS4005.1 dive medical (with one year currency) before you enroll in this course.

$349 (pool only)

  • Access to state of the art digital online training
  • Specialty instructor for one full day
  • Pool fees
  • Tanks and weights
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card

Day 1 | 7:30am – 4pm: Academic session, pool sessions and finalize paperwork

  • The Equipment for Buoyancy Control
  • The Basic Knowledge of Buoyancy
  • Controlling your Buoyancy in the Water
  • Weight check with Aluminum and Steel cylinder
  • Perfect Buoyancy Control as an Active Contribution to the Underwater World
  • Advanced Buoyancy techniques

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

A certified SSI Perfect Buoyancy Diver possess the skills to protect the beautiful Coral Reefs, and also achieve improved air consumption, allowing a longer dive time.

2024

  • Sun 14 July
  • Sun 18 August
  • Sun 29 September
  • Sat 12 October
  • Sat 16 November
  • Sat 21 December
  • Hire equipment is an additional cost. To hire an Aqualung regulator with computer, Aqualung BCD and wetsuit is $55 for the 1 day.
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice

LONGER NO-DECOMPRESSION LIMITS

Nitrox 40%

Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

 

Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness? Nitrox is the key. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work and the desaturation times will be reduced. In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX (EAN) course you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire course is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.

  • Open Water Diver

$235

* Price subject to change without notice

  • Access to digital online training
  • 90 minute classroom/practical session (no pool or diving required)
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card
  • Morning: 8am – 10am
  • Evening: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

*Times are subject to change, please check your booking confirmation.

Structure: Classroom session, analysing gas procedures, and exam

  • Theory Workshop/ Diving on Nitrox and Nitrogen Narcosis
  • Your Total Diving System and Nitrox
  • Planning Your Nitrox Dives
  • Annalise your Nitrox Gas

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, academic sessions, and in-water training.

Dive computer (available to rent)

2024

  • No course in June
  • Fri 12 July
  • Sat 28 September
  • Fri 11 October
  • Fri 15 November
  • Fri 20 December

A certified SSI EAN Nitrox Diver can dive anywhere in the world using up to 40% oxygen in their cylinder.

PRIVATE 1 on 1 courses: If none of the above dates suit your schedule, we offer one on one sessions for $349. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.

DIVE IN PLACES WHERE ONLY A FEW HAVE EXPLORED

Deep Diving

Scuba World is one of only three dive shops in Queensland that can offer you both an Australian Government Nationally Recognised Training Statement of Attainment and Internationally recognised certification card. These two qualifications guarantee you will receive the safest and highest quality Deep course in Australia! Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

 

“Depth attracts a lot of divers as deep dives provide this certain kick.” Dive in places where only a few have explored before! Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 18 meters! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what DEEP DIVING provides you.Without proper training this kind of diving is an uncontrollable safety risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know about all of the potential risks involved in deep diving. SSI’s DEEP DIVING course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably.

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • EAN Nitrox 40%
  • 12 or more logged dives
  • If you are over 45 years or have any pre-existing medical condition you will require an AS4005.1 dive medical (with one year currency) before you enroll in this course.

$879

  • Access to state of the art digital online training
  • Pool fees
  • Specialty Instructor for two full days
  • Three ocean boat dives to the Mooloolaba Reefs
  • 1 x AIR tank and weights (dive 1)
  • 2 x EAN 32% and weights (dives 2 and 3)
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card

Day 1 | 7:30am – 3:30pm: Theory, exam, local pool session and 1 x dive on Reef (21 – 24m)

Day 2 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm: Double dive on the Coral Reefs (21 – 32 metres) and Debriefing

 

  • Buoyancy Check with Your Total Diving System
  • Planning Your Deep Dive
  • Dive 1: 18m-24m
  • Dive 2: 24m-30m
  • Dive 3: 30m-40m
  • Potential Hazards/ Nitrogen Narcosis
  • Calculate your SAC rate (Surface air consumption rate)
  • Repetitive Deep Diving techniques

 

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

Day 1 | 7:30am – 3:30pm: Theory, exam, local pool session and 1 x dive on Reef (21 – 24m)

Day 2 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm: Double dive on the Coral Reefs (21 – 32 metres) and Debriefing

 

  • Buoyancy Check with Your Total Diving System
  • Planning Your Deep Dive
  • Dive 1: 18m-24m
  • Dive 2: 24m-30m
  • Dive 3: 30m-40m
  • Potential Hazards/ Nitrogen Narcosis
  • Calculate your SAC rate (Surface air consumption rate)
  • Repetitive Deep Diving techniques

 

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

A certified SSI Deep Diver can dive anywhere in the world to 40 metres.

2024

  • Sat 17th & Sun 18th August
  • Sat 21st & Sun 22nd September
  • Sat 30th & Sun 1st Nov & Dec
  • Your Own Total Diving System
  • SMB (we recommend and have in store Apeks and Halcyon)
  • 45 metre spool (ideally you would use a Apeks Finger Spool)
  • Dive slate (any brand)

We stock in store a full range of Apeks and Halcyon equipment.

  • Hire equipment is an additional cost. To hire an Aqualung regulator with computer, Aqualung BCD and wetsuit is $110 for the 2 days.
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice

BE PREPARED FOR UNEXPECTED EMERGENCIES

Diver Stress & Rescue

Scuba World is one of only three dive shops in Queensland that can offer you both an Australian Government Nationally Recognised Training Statement of Attainment and Internationally recognised certification card. These two qualifications guarantee you will receive the safest and highest quality Deep course in Australia! Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

 

Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur. The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and underwater. The course runs for two days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water. As a prerequisite for certification you need to have a valid CPR, First Aid & Oxygen Provider certificate.

  • Show proof of 12 or more logged dives
  • If you are over 45 years or have any pre existing medical condition you will require an AS4005.1 dive medical (with one year currency) before you enroll in this course.

$769

  • Access to state of the art digital online training
  • First Aid (including CPR) & Basic Oxygen certifications
  • Specialty instructor for two full days
  • Pool Session
  • Four-hour ocean session aboard the Scuba World dive vessel
  • Tanks and weights
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card

Day 1 | 7:30am – 4:30pm: Academic session, exam and pool session

Day 2 |

7:30am – 8:15am CPR and AED

8:15am – 9:00am Basic Oxygen Administration

9:00am – 10:45am First Aid

10:45am – 11:45am Lunch break

11:45am – 5:00pm Ocean session aboard the Scuba World vessel

5:00pm – Finalise paperwork and finish

 

  • Theory workshop detecting and dealing with stress
  • Oxygen and First Aid Workshop
  • Re-Cap 75% of Open Water Skills
  • Learn the different rescue Tows
  • Detecting Stress Underwater and how to deal with it (Self Aid and Buddy Assist)
  • How to recover an unconscious diver
  • Missing Diver Search Patterns

 

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

A certified SSI Stress & Rescue Diver is equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle any situation.

2024
  • Sat 25 & Sun 26 May
  • Sat 31 Aug & Sun 1 Sept
  • Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct
  • A valid Apply First Aid, CPR and Basic Oxygen Nationally Recognised Statements of Attainments must be presented before we can issue you with your Diver Stress & Rescue certification
  • You’ll receive the following discount if you have current certifications for the following courses:
    • First Aid (including CPR) – $50
    • CPR – $25
    • Basic oxygen – $50
  • Hire equipment is an additional cost. To hire an Aqualung regulator with computer, Aqualung BCD and wetsuit is $110 for the 2 days.
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice

DISCOVER A DIFFERENT SIDE TO DIVING

Night Diving

Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

 

“Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!” The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us.While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down.With the right equipment and a powerful torch there is a lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world.

  • If you are over 45 years or have any pre existing medical condition you will require an AS4005.1 dive medical (with one year currency) before you enroll in this course.

$399

  • Access to state of the art digital online training
  • Specialty instructor for one day
  • Two ocean boat dives to the ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck
  • Tanks and weights
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card

Day 1 | Time depends on the time of year: Academic session, exam, one limited visibility dive and one night dive on the ex-HMAS Brisbane

 

  • Theory Workshop
  • Preparing For The Dive
  • Maintaining Buddy Contact
  • Reciprocal Compass Course
  • Light Blackout
  • Lost Buddy Procedure
  • Advanced Techniques

 

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

  • Primary torch (we recommend Apeks or Sola)
  • Secondary torch (can be hired for $10)
  • Compass (you must own your own)
  • Locator light/glow stick (you must own your own)
  • Slate (you must own your own)

A certified SSI Night and Limited Visibility Diver has the necessary knowledge and skills to dive safely in low visibility or at night.

2024

  • Friday 27th September
  • Friday 4th October
  • Friday 1st November
  • Friday 6th December
  • Hire equipment is an additional cost. To hire an Aqualung regulator with computer, Aqualung BCD and wetsuit is $55 for the 1 day.
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice

EXTEND YOUR DIVE

Decompression Diving

Are you interested in learning how to extend your dive beyond the traditional no-decompression limits? Do you want to understand and use more of your dive computers features? Then the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty is for you!

 

This specialty course will teach you how to dive beyond the no-decompression limits. You will learn to plan and conduct dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters with limited decompression using your own recreational total diving system and a single decompression cylinder. You will learn and practice how to effectively use your dive computer features, including switching gases, gas integration, time-to-reserve and time-to-surface. Using these computer functions will become second nature, enabling you to safely conduct dives with limited decompression without hours of dive planning.

 

Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty certification and be able to explore stunning deep dives sites without being restricted by the traditional no-decompression limits. The opportunities to expand your diving adventures have just got bigger.

  • Participants require their own personally fitted recreational or technical scuba system
  • Minimum age for participant 16 years old
  • Minimum of 40 logged dives
  • Have achieved the Deep Diving, Nitrox and Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certificates

$1049

  • Access to SSI online theory
  • 1 x 5 hour theory session
  • 1 x 3h pool session
  • 1 x Boat dive to the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs
  • 2 x boat dives at Barwon Banks
  • HIRE 3 x EAN 30% Aluminum tanks and weights
  • Internationally recognised digital certification (upon completion)
NOT INCLUDED:
  • 3 x 40% stage fills (approx. $50)
  • 11L stage tank/rigging kit and stage regulator

The course includes a 2 hour theory session in our classroom the evening before your first day of training. The first day of your course will begin at one of our local pools. You will learn how to S.W.I.T.C.H correctly (switching from your main regulator to your stage regulator), remove and replace your stage cylinder, share gas while ascending on your stage regulator and SMB deployment. After our pool session we will complete one dive to 21m on the local Mooloolaba reefs.

 

The second day will include a dive planning  session in the morning and two dives on the local Mooloolaba reefs between 30 and 35m. We will dive beyond the no-decompression limits of our computers and plan up to 15 minutes of decompression stops.

 

Evening   I  5pm – 7pm Theory session in our classroom

Day 1  I  7am – 5pm  3hr pool session, Lunch, 1 x boat dive on coral reef max depth 21m

Day 2  I  9am – 5pm  Dive planning, lunch, 2 x dives on coral reefs max depth 35m

  • SMB (recommended Apeks 1.4m with a CC DAM)
  • 45m Spool (recommended Apeks 45m)
  • Wrist Slate (any brand)

A certified SSI Decompression Diver can dive anywhere in the world to 40 metres, using up to 40% Nitrox and have a maximum decompression time of 15 minutes (non-accelerated).

  • A minimum of two divers is required to start the course
  • Stage tank and regulator is $50/day (required for two days)
  • Price subject to change without notice

DIVE WITHOUT A DESIGNATED DIVE BUDDY

Independent Diving

Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

 

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.

  • SSI Master Diver or equivalent
  • 75 or more logged dives
  • 18 years of age
  • Fitness requirements (you need to have gone to the pool in your own time and completed these two fitness tests before you can enroll in this course)
    • Complete a 700 metre snorkel (using mask, snorkel and fins) in under 15 minutes. You can’t use your arms, simply your legs
    • Complete a 400 metre swim in your total diving system including your redundant first and second stage regulator and stage tank in under 15 minutes

$299 (pool and theory only)

  • Theory Workshop
  • Specialty instructor for one full day and supervision for your ocean dives
  • Pool fees
  • Standard tanks and weights
  • 5.7 litre stage tank and rigging kit
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card
  • 2 dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck. This can be done in your own time however it needs to be completed with an SSI independent diving instructor to gain your qualification.
  • Redundant first and second stage regulator with an SPG (Hire Equipment Available)
  • 5.7 litre stage tank and rigging kit (can be rented from Scuba World for $20 per day)

Day 1 | 7:30am – 4:30pm: Academic session, pool sessions and finalise paperwork

 

  • Theory Workshop
  • Proper equipment to safely dive as an independent diver
  • The importance of being Self Reliant
  • The importance of a Redundant Air Source
  • Special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently

 

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

A certified SSI Independent Diver possess the skills to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy.

No current course dates available. Contact us to organise a date.

  • Hire equipment is an additional cost
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice

CAPTURE YOUR AMAZING UNDERWATER EXPERIENCES

PHOTO & VIDEO

Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

Underwater photography has some challenges not found on land, but with the SSI Photo & Video specialty program, you will soon learn how to capture your amazing underwater experiences. At Scuba World, we have used the SSI content of this course as the foundation, and expanded it to provide more in-depth knowledge of photography.  You will develop your skills and learn techniques to take your underwater images to the next level, plus perfect your diving abilities while using your underwater camera system.

Mike and Shara will be running all these courses for the foreseeable future. Mike is an SSI Instructor Certifier with over 3000 logged dives in over 12 countries. He has been diving since 1997 and started underwater photography in 2010. He has a wealth of knowledge and video/photography is his passion. Mike understands how to interact with the marine life, and the skills that will take your photography to the next level.

Shara (Mike’s partner) although not a professional in either scuba or photography, exudes passion for both.  She fell in love with diving when she did her open water course at Scuba World in 2016, and now has over 300 dives. Shara has 5 years’ experience as a photography assistant.  In this time she has been involved in countless shoots, been on photography tours with the whales, attended Australian Institute of Professional Photography conferences, watched the judging of many award competitions and been heavily involved in the running of a photography business.

The combination of these two skill sets will ensure you receive a very high standard of teaching. We promise you will be given all the tools and tricks to improve your photos or videos. We guarantee it.

  • Perfect Buoyancy certification
  • 24 logged dives

$379

  • Access to state of the art digital online training
  • Pool fees
  • Tanks and weights
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card

7:30 – 10:30am | Academic session

10:30am – 3pm | Pool session

3 – 4pm | Wash up equipment, de-brief at shop & sign paperwork

    • Understanding how water affects light & colour
    • Understanding the basics of photography including exposure, composition and image formats
    • Choice of camera system
    • How best to use your existing system
    • Preparing underwater camera set ups & care
    • How to achieve great underwater photos & videos

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

COURSE SKILLS:

  • Preparing your camera system
  • The following skills must be completed while holding/carrying your camera system:
    • Buoyancy Check with a Total Diving System
    • Controlled Descent
    • Neutral Buoyancy (Diving Position)
    • Neutral Buoyancy (Hovering)
    • Moving with a Camera System Underwater
    • Practice with the Camera System
  • Camera Equipment Care (Camera System)
  • Your own underwater camera or video (DSLR, point and shoot, or Go Pro)
  • Underwater Slate

A certified SSI Photo & Video Diver possess the skills to to take high quality images that you can share with everyone.

2024
  • No dates available 
  • As this is a theory and pool only program, we believe that an ocean session with Mike/Shara would be hugely beneficial. We are offering a private session for $300 OR a group rate of $150 per person, minimum of 2pax. Either option will be PLUS the standard cost of a double dive (club members can use their free standby dives). In this session we will set goal images with you before the dive, help you to create them underwater, review your images after the dive and do a basic edit of one image.
  • Photo and video editing is also a huge part of underwater photography. This is not included in the course content. Editing sessions for anyone interested will be discussed during the course
  • Hire equipment is an additional cost. To hire an Aqualung regulator with computer, Aqualung BCD and wetsuit is $55 for the 1 day.
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice