OUR COURSES

scuba_index_v1_b_03Open Water Diver Course

Ever wonder what is like to be able to breathe underwater? Ever wonder what is like to swim with the fishes underwater in close distance? Ever wonder what is like to be mesmerised by the beauty of the underwater world? Becoming an Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure! We make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment you will use. Getting started is easy!

Our training program is designed so you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. We will support you by manuals, DVDs and free Online Training offers to make sure you have enough training options. For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your ‘second skin’. You will get enough practice time to adapt yourself to the underwater environment before you start with your open water training dives. Once you have completed your initial training you will be a certified Diver. The certification you owned is recognized world wide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Open Water Diver Course Pre-requisites requirement

• Minimum age for Open Water Diver Course is 10 years old
• Minimum age for certification as an Open Water Diver is 15 years old
• Minimum age for certification as a Junior Open Water Diver is 10
years old
• Medically and physically fit
• A 200-metre surface distance swim or a 300-metre surface distance
swim using a Snorkelling System;
• A 10-minute survival swim/ float without the use of any aids.

Open Water Certification Requirement

• Perform all required skills underwater
• The pass mark for the Open Water Diver Final Exam is 80% or 90%
when learnt through home study techniques.
• Completed minimum 4 open water logged dives

Completion of open water diver course student would be able to

• Dive with confidence without the aid or presence of an instructor
• Able to achieve increase confident, ability, skills, comfort and
knowledge underwater
• Able to explore the magnificent underwater worldwide

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scuba_index_v1_b_05Advanced Adventurer Course

Now that you have successfully completed the basic training during your Open Water course, I am sure you would like to dive deeper, able to navigate your way, explore the magical night life underwater, the skills of obtaining a better buoyancy, the knowledge of computer diving or any other specialty skills you are interested in.

Scuba Institute offers the Advance Diver Course in its unique way. We are able to customized and suit individual area of interest.

By doing so, this course is designed so you can try out a variety of specialty courses before you commit to completing a full course. It’s a great way to experience what advanced training is all about and how valuable it can be to your diving adventures.

During the Advanced Adventurer Program you will have the chance to try out 5 different specialties. You will complete one open water training dive per specialty and if you decide to take a full course in any of the specialties you tried, the dive you took can be applied to your advanced certification.

Advanced Adventurer Prerequisites

• Any Open Water Diver or equivalent can participate in the Advanced Adventurer Program.
• Minimum age for participation in the Advanced Adventurer course is 15 years old.
• Minimum age for participation in the Junior Advanced Adventurer program is 12 years old.

Course Content

•  The intent of the Advanced Adventurer program (not to be confused with the Advanced Open Water Diver rating) is to provide Open Water Divers an introduction into 5 different SSI Specialty Programs.

Completion of Advanced Adventurer Program student would be able to

• Take up SSI Specialty Diver Course or SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

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scuba_index_v1_b_11Becoming A Dive Professional

Since 1970, SSI has been a leader in professional education. The SSI Dive Guide program is a simple way for divers who want to be more involved, but aren’t ready to take on the responsibility or the commitment of becoming an SSI Instructor. The Dive Guide program is the starting point for the Dive Professional adventure.

The Dive Guide program approaches training using practical application, background information and flexibility. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals.

Completing the Science of Diving specialty is the step to upgrade to an SSI Divemaster. This non-diving specialty incorporates in-depth information on physics, physiology, decompression theory, equipment and the aquatic environment. Science of Diving is the foundation for the SSI Dive Control Specialist Course, should an SSI Divemaster decide to proceed to the next level.

Devoted Dive Professionals motivated to share their love of recreational scuba diving to others will find the SSI Dive Control Specialist program a rewarding experience that will add a new dimension to their diving adventures. The SSI Dive Control Specialist program opens the door to diving instruction.

Dive Guide (DG)

The Dive Guide program approaches training using practical application, background information and flexibility. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. SSI Dive Guides can lead and guide certified divers. Additionally, after passing the Snorkeling Instructor program, a Dive Guide can teach and issue Snorkeling certifications.

Dive Master (DM)

Dive Guide plus the Science of Diving Specialty program equals Divemaster. Divemasters can perform Try Scuba’s (pool only) and assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under direct supervision.

Dive Control Specialist (DCS)

You have three options: Take Dive Guide, Science of Diving and Dive Control Specialist single or all as one program or enter the program as a Divemaster from any approved agency. As a Dive Control Specialist you can lead and guide certified divers; assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water; teach skills in the classroom and pool under the indirect supervision of an SSI Instructor (except the emergency skills); teach the SSI Scuba Skills Update program, the SSI Snorkeling program, and the SSI Try Scuba program (pool only) and upgrade to a Training Specialist.

Training Specialist (TS)

A Dive Control Specialist has the ability to become a Training Specialist by purchasing the outlines and co-teaching certain specialties. These Specialty programs include: Altitude Diving, Boat Diving, Computer Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Equipment Techniques, Perfect Buoyancy, Shark Diving and Emergency Training (may not be directly offered by SSI)

SSI Dive Guide Prerequisites :

• Be at least 18 years old.

• Own a Total Diving System of professional type and quality.

• Hold an Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent.

• Logged no less than 40 open water dives totaling 25 hours or more.

• Have completed the following Specialty Courses:

– Night/Limited Visibility Diving

– Deep Diving and Search and Recovery

• Have completed the Diver Stress and Rescue program or equivalent

OR

• Provide proof of experience with a minimum of 5 logged dives in each of the above Specialty areas. The validated of the experience can be signed off by an active SSI Instructor.

OR

• Proof of Specialty certification via other agencies.

Certification and Active Status Requirements:

A. Have a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner.

B. Have completed the Equipment Techniques Specialty Course. Enriched Air Nitrox Diver is recommended, but optional

C. Logged no less than 50 open water dives totaling 32 hours or more. Maintain proof of current training in First Aid/CPR not older than 2 years.

D. Maintain proof of being competent in emergency administration of oxygen. This shall include knowledge of the medical principles involved and practical use of an emergency oxygen unit not older than 2 years.

E. Display leadership behaviors as well as passing all requirements listed in the program curriculum.

F. Pass a watermanship evaluation.

G. Pass a Final Exam with a minimum score of 90%.

H. Comply with all annual Renewal procedures.

I. Maintain Professional Liability Insurance (where applicable).

J. Work through an active SSI Dive Center or SSI Dive Resort.

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scuba_index_v1_b_08Course 4

Ever wonder what is like to be able to breathe underwater? Ever wonder what is like to swim with the fishes underwater in close distance? Ever wonder what is like to be mesmerised by the beauty of the underwater world? Becoming an Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure! We make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment you will use. Getting started is easy!

Our training program is designed so you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. We will support you by manuals, DVDs and free Online Training offers to make sure you have enough training options. For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your �second skin.� You will get enough practice time to adapt yourself to the underwater environment before you start with your open water training dives. Once you have completed your initial training you will be a certified Diver. The certification you owned is recognized world wide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Open Water Diver Course Pre-requisites requirement

• Minimum age for Open Water Diver Course is 10 years old
• Minimum age for certification as an Open Water Diver is 15 years old
• Minimum age for certification as a Junior Open Water Diver is 10
years old
• Medically and physically fit
• A 200-metre surface distance swim or a 300-metre surface distance
swim using a Snorkelling System;
• A 10-minute survival swim/ float without the use of any aids.

Course Duration

• Academic Duration approximately 5 hours
• Pool Practical approximately 6 hours
• Weekend trip approximately 2 Days 2 Nights

Open Water Certification Requirement

• Perform all required skills underwater
• The pass mark for the Open Water Diver Final Exam is 80% or 90%
when learnt through home study techniques.
• Completed minimum 4 open water logged dives

Completion of open water diver course student would be able to

• Dive with confidence without the aid or presence of an instructor
• Able to achieve increase confident, ability, skills, comfort and
knowledge underwater
• Able to explore the magnificent underwater worldwide

Open Water Package:

• 1 theory lesson
• 1 pool training
• Rental of diving equipment on pool and trip
• Transportation from point of meet up to destination and vice versa
• Ferry transfer
• Accommodation overseas
• Meals during stay at island
• Instructor fee and certification
• Lots of fun!

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