Accompanied by a competent and friendly SSI Instructor within the SSI Open Water Diver course you will get step by step closer into the amazing and impressive underwater-world, a world with its own characteristics. After you completed this diving course you will be able to dive independently but together with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18 meters.

The SSI Open Water Diver program provides students with the knowledge and training necessary to dive autonomously with an equally- or more qualified buddy, in environments equivalent with their training and to depthsshallower than 18 meters. 

Requirements For Completion
  • Complete all academic sections and assessments outlined in the instructor manual for Open Water Diver.
  • Complete an Open Water Diver Final exam with a passing score of at least 80%.
  • Complete all pool/confined water sessions for Open Water Diver.
  • Complete the Student Water Fitness Evaluation
  • Complete at least four (4) open water training dives on scuba and all of the skill evaluations

16-32 hrs

  • minimum age: 10 years
  • maximum depth: 12 meters for 10-11 years old participants / 18 meters
  • permitted diving area: confined water and open water
  • Validity: lifetime
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