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SSI (Scuba Schools International)

What Every Diver Should Know

Decades of experience has taught us that there are four requirements to successful diving: proper knowledge, proper skills, proper equipment, and experience.

Proper Knowledge.

There are certain safety rules that must be learned. With a professional teaching system (a manual, video, and study guide), you can study this information on your own. An Instructor will be available for assistance.

Proper Skills.

You must develop ability with basic scuba skills, such as moving in the water and equipment handling. The best way to learn is from a qualified Instructor at a professional scuba school. Review and practice time reinforces the skills.

Proper Equipment.

The most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable way to dive is with your own set of properly-fitted equipment. As you become familiar with your equipment, your ability level increases. Servicing your equipment annually improves your equipment’s performance, and minimizes malfunctions, which provides peace mind.


While education helps develop knowledge and skills, the key to becoming a comfortable and confident diver is simply to dive as much as possible. Your experience increases as you explore different diving locations, meet new friends, have new adventures, and explore new worlds. That’s why SSI’s motto is “serious diving, serious fun!”