Any 4 specialty courses qualify towards your Advanced Open Water certification, so just pick what interests you and get started!

SSI’s Advanced Open Water Diver rating stands alone in the industry with the highest combination of diving knowledge and experience. No other agency’s advanced diver level compares.


​To earn the certification for Advanced Open Water Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses and have done a total of 24 dives.


SSI's Advanced Open Water Card is more of a recognition level than a certification. At any point after your Open Water Training, you can advance your training with any of the specialties listed below and immediately enjoy the benefits of that specialty. 

Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies. The Diver Stress & Rescue program will teach you about accident prevention and how to handle situations that might occur. You will learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems on the surface and underwater. Enhance your safety!

You no longer have to make a choice between safety and longer dive times - nitrox is the key. Enrolling in SSI´s most popular specialty program will teach you everything you need to know about Enriched Air Nitrox. This program is also a prerequisite for getting involved in Technical Diving.

Whether it's the gold of a sunken ship or that your buddy lost his/her dive light, there are times when knowing how to search for lost objects would be very beneficial. The Search and Recovery program will teach you different search patterns for use in various conditions and the proper techniques to lift objects.

Whether it's day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. Just because the visibility is limited doesn't mean the opportunities have to be. This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun, adventure, and exploration.

To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation. You will learn how to navigate with a compass, and how to apply natural navigation skills, estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point.

Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. Deep Diving program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably. Explore the big blue!

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