SSI MANTA & RAY SPECIALTY
If you are interested in marine ecology such as Manta & Stingray, then its time for you to continue your adventure with SSI’s continuing education program. There are six subjects covered by this program, all designed to be interesting & ignite your passion to dive.
- Coral Identification
- Sea Turtle Ecology
- Shark Ecology
- Fish Identification
- Marine Ecology & Underwater Naturalist
- Manta & Ray Ecology
The SSI Marine Ecology courses are available to buy individually or as bundle offers of 3 & 5
DIVE COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
How much do you ACTUALLY know about Rays?
The largest species of stingray measure 6.5 feet in length and can weigh up to 790 pounds& they are closely related to sharks.
The Beauty of Stingrays
Batoidea is a superorder of cartilaginous fishes commonly known as rays. They and their close relatives, the sharks, comprise the subclass Elasmobranchii. Rays are the largest group of cartilaginous fishes, with well over 600 species in 26 families.
DIVE COURSE DETAILS & INCLUSIONS
These ecology courses are available online through the online platform or through the MYSSI app.
A online code will be sent to you once you register via New Zealand Diving.
No practical sessions are required to complete the certification.
If you would like to join our charters as an optional extra, please see the wide range of diving experiences we offer to put your knowledge to the test.
DIVE COURSE ITINERARY
The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify the common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish. You will earn this SSI Specialty certification after completing this program.
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: No diving experience required
Academic Sessions: 1
Suggested duration: 6 – 10 hours
THE DIVER DIAMOND METHODOLOGY
Each of our Specialty Programs is based on our diver diamond methodology
Diver Diamond is the cornerstone of the educational system. It emphasizes the critical components of a great scuba education program: Proper knowledge, Proper Skills, Proper Equipment, and 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. This unique approach is known as “Comfort through repetition”. By practicing each skill learned throughout each level of training your actions will 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.