Learn a Superpower!

Become an Open Water Diver

Becoming an open water diver is the first step in a journey that will forever change your life. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world, interact with incredible marine life and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface.

Learning to dive is much easier than you think and the best way to experience this amazing new sport.

See how to begin Living the DREAM below.

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Step 1


Register with SSI and get started for FREE! Giving you FREE access to the SSI Scuba Diver, Basic Freediving, Snorkeling, and Try Scuba programs.
Complete the online academics at your own pace.

Step 2


Choose the best option for you:
Private: one on one training on a flexible schedule
Semi-Private: you and up to five friends on a flexible schedule
Group: four to six students on a set 2-week schedule
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Step 3


Meet with your instructor and review the material you studied at home. Learn about the different types of equipment used in diving. Complete your hands-on training, while learning how to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout your training.  

Step 4


During your dives you'll demonstrate the skills you mastered in Step 3, while gaining valuable diving experience. You have to do at least four dives, but we strive to do five. Preparing you for your diving adventure. 

Step 5

Live the Dream

Now that you've become a diver, you've opened the door to a whole new world. Continuing education adds to the enjoyment of the sport of scuba diving and expands your underwater horizons. Diving offers endless opportunities for exploration, discovery, and new experiences. You can go as far as your passion and enthusiasm take you. 

Come on an Adventure with us!

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2109 A Main St
Dunedin, FL 34689
P: 727-733-1919