Courses - SSI Open Water Diver


Open Water Diver

Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure due to worldwide recognition!


To enroll in the SSI Open Water Diver course you must be 15 years or older.

The minimum age for participation in the Junior Open
Water Diver program is 10 years old.
It is recommended that individuals under 15 years of age take the program with an adult family member.

Students in the Open Water Diver
program are to demonstrate effective waterman ship
skills that include a 180 meter / 195 yard swim or a
275 meter / 300 yard snorkel swim using a Total

Snorkeling System and a 10 minute survival float
without the use of any aids.


What you will learn

This 3 day course involves:

  • 2 Classroom sessions to learn the dive theory
  • 1 Confined water session to learn the skills
  • 4 Open water dives

Some of the skills you will learn include:

  • Breathing normally under water
  • Controlling buoyancy so you neither descend nor ascend
  • The easiest ways to enter and exit the water
  • Getting water out of your mask or mask clearing

Qualification – what this means

As a SSI Open Water diver, you will be competent to dive to a maximum depth of 18m. 

If you would like your dives filmed by our in house professional videographer, we offer this service for an additional fee