Specialty Courses
Once you’ve been certified as an Open Water Diver, our Specialty Courses can introduce you to world of diving possibilities. Our instructors combine classroom sessions with pool and open water experience to prepare you for special diving practices, equipment, and environments.

Some of our most popular Specialty Courses are:

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Dry Suit Diving
  • Nitrox Diving
  • Search and Recovery
  • Stress and Rescue
  • Underwater Photography
  • Night and Limited Visibility Diving

Click here for SSI’s detailed specialty course descriptions.

Professional Dive Ratings
SDI Professional ratings allow you to work at what you love. You’ll study the physics and physiology of diving, including decompression theory and coping with emergencies. You’ll practice advanced rescue techniques, fine-tune your diving skills, and learn how to teach, how to inspire, and how to create confident and capable divers.

As a divemaster, you can work on dive boats and at resorts, leading groups of divers on underwater tours. As an assistant instructor, you can assist with Open Water Diver courses and teach selected dive specialties. And as an instructor, you’ll be creating and motivating the next generation of divers.

Click here to read more about SDI’s professional training program.