SSI Specialties guide you on your way from beginner to professional.
To do this, SSI builds on an accreditation system after the Open Water Diver course. This is based on the number of logged dives you have and how many specialty courses you have taken.
- SSI Specialty Diver – 12 logged dives and two specialty courses
- SSI Advanced Open Water Diver – 24 logged dives and 4 specialty courses
- SSI Master Diver – 50 logged dives and 5 specialty courses inclusive Stress & Rescue
These recognition cards are automatically created digitally, free of charge, as soon as the requirements are met!
We offer you a large selection of specialties individually.
If you are interested in two or more specialties, then book one of our cheaper specialty bundles.
Nitrox, Deep diving, Boat diving, Night and limited visibility, Perfect Buoyancy, Navigation, Search and recovery, React Right (First Aid and CPR), Fish identification, Coral identification, Marine ecology, Shark ecology, Ecology of manta rays and rays, Marine mammal ecology, Sea turtle ecology, Science of diving, Scuba Skills Update
Our specialty trainings are – like almost our entire diving programme – modular. Book your specialty and the dives necessary for the practical training you take from your dive package or book them separately on site. Just as you like!
Diving courses must be booked and prepaid at least 3 working days before arrival. Unfortunately we cannot accept later bookings and we reserve the right to cancel them. For courses, please remember that we will activate your course material as soon as we have received your payment and you can then start your theory lessons immediately.
For bookings at short notice, please also contact our service centre to arrange the start of the course.
Refund conditions for dive packages, courses and specialties (diving services):
Dive packages will be refunded in full minus a processing fee of 20 euros per package concerned. A refund of partially used packages is excluded.
We refund complete or partially unused diving courses and specialties like this:
A processing fee of 20 euros per affected course/specialty applies.
SSI registrations and digital teaching materials are retained for 3 months for Rental Kits and for life for Diamond Kits. These are non-refundable. Therefore a cancellation fee of 50 Euros per course/specialty will be charged.
For courses where dives are included in the course price, 50 Euros will be charged for each training dive conducted.
Refunds must be submitted no later than the 30th day after the return date printed on the voucher. After that date, unredeemed benefits will be forfeited without compensation.