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Join New Zealand Diving on an SSI open water course. Did you know that our Planet Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% of water? Our oceans and water systems that include lakes and rivers controlling our climates and temperatures, move weather patterns and supports living organisms is still unexplored territory with 95% of it unseen by the eyes of humans. You may have gone swimming in the ocean or snorkeled over a reef. but now, it is time to take it one step further.

Scuba Diving is a wonderful sport offering exhilarating heart pumping action to quiet relaxation. Whatever type of diving you prefer, Scuba Schools international (SSI) will prepare you for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Diamond Diver

Diver Diamond is the cornerstone of the SSI educational system. It emphasizes the four critical components of a great scuba education program:

1 – Proper knowledge

2 – Proper Skills

3 – Proper Equipment

4 – Proper Experience

The diver diamond is the foundation for the Ultimate Dive Experience.

At SSI, they don’t want you to just learn to dive; they want you to become a diver. Their goal is to make every step of your scuba experience all about your comfort and confidence in the water. SSI professionals work together to make learning come alive with personalized instructions that will put your skills to use in reality based training scenarios. The unique approach is known as “Comfort through repetition”. By practicing each skill learned throughout each level of training your actions become conditioned responses – second nature!

Repetition ensures you retain what you have already learned while continuing to learn more. As a result, diving becomes more fun.

International Recognition

SSI is one of few training organizations which holds the esteemed ISO (International standards organization) worldwide. Five SSI Programs for divers and two for dive professionals received confirmation that they fulfill the International Quality Standards.

That’s why SSI certification are able to carry the ISO quality label as one of the few in the entire industry. What this means for you, is that SSI is recognized anywhere you want to dive.

Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure. They make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment.

Digital Learning

SSI has effectively mastered the use of technology to strengthen the learning experience, anytime, anywhere. Everything you need is either online at or you can download the courses directly to your smartphone or tablet.  Available for both iOS and Android, the DiveSSI App is an all in one tool which gives you access to digital training materials, a digital logbook and digital certifications.

SSI’s Digital learning truly is a whole new standard of diver education. Comprehensive, first rate videos, illustrations, animations and photos to stimulate learning. Digital Learning is fully responsive and scales to fit any device. The digital media platform makes learning engaging, interactive and fun – one package and one price, transparent without hidden costs


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