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At Sea Dwellers, we offer a variety of SSI Specialty Courses.  Whether you're working on improving your Scuba Skills, or working on your Master Diver, we're here to help you!

Courses offered here at Sea Dwellers are the following:

Fish Identification

3-6 Hours Classroom
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit
The world’s oceans are home to thousands of fish species,
and you will encounter plenty of these fascinating creatures on your dives!
In this course, you will be taught all the skills and concepts you
need to identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and
Red Sea reef fish. Upon completion, you will earn
your SSI Fish Identification specialty certification. 

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from
shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Become
an SSI boat diver. You will learn all the skills and techniques you
need to dive safely and comfortably from a variety of boats,
including small personal craft and liveaboards.


Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification.

Boat Diving

2 Dives - 1 Trip
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit


Deep Diving

3 Dives - 2 Trips
$425 - $150 Non-Refundable Deposit
Are you ready to become a deep diver and explore deeper
wrecks, coral-encrusted walls, reefs and more? Many
exciting dive sites lie in deep waters and the
SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you how
to get there – safely and with confidence.


You will learn how to plan and conduct dives to between
18 and 40 meters deep and earn your SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification.

Underwater photography has some challenges not found
on land, but with the SSI Photo & Video specialty program,
you will soon learn how to capture your amazing underwater experiences.


This program provides the in-depth knowledge you need
to dive with an underwater camera and properly use, maintain
and store your equipment. You will develop your skills and
learn techniques to take underwater images and video safely and
easily, plus perfect your diving abilities while using
your underwater camera system.

Photo & Video

2 Dives - 1 Trip
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit

Waves, Tides & Currents

2 Dives - 1 Trip
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit
The SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty will enhance
your dive skills and understanding, so you can enjoy diving
in different environments safely and with confidence. You
will gain a better understanding of dynamic open water
environments and learn about the environmental
conditions that affect different dive sites. You will
also practice diving from shore, in currents
or in rivers to earn the specialty certification.

Dry suit diving opens up a world of opportunities, including
diving remote Arctic destinations and exploring cold-water
dive sites teeming with life. Dry suit diving also keeps you
warm on multi-dive days when you do not want to
spend your time getting in and out of a cold wetsuit.


The SSI Dry Suit Diving specialty program is the best way
to become a dry suit diver and teaches you all the
knowledge and techniques you need to dive
safely and comfortably in a dry suit. 

Dry Suit Diving

1 Confined Session - 2 Dives over 1 Trip
$425 - $150 Non-Refundable Deposit


React Right

2-3 Hours Classroom
 React Right is SSI’s emergency first response course and
provides you with the training and knowledge you need
to act as a first responder in a medical emergency.


In this flexible dive program, you can choose which subjects
you want to learn about, including primary assessment,
first aid, CPR and primary stabilization techniques.
You can also learn about oxygen administration
in diving emergencies and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) basics.

As a Nitrox diver, you can increase your bottom times
and safety margins, plus shorten your surface
intervals - so you can spend more time diving and
less time waiting! In this program, you will learn
new skills and increase your diving knowledge
whilst learning how to safely plan and dive
with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen.


Upon completion, you will earn an SSI
Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification. 


Enriched Air - Nitrox

1 Hour Classroom
$175 - $75 Non-Refundable Deposit



Equipment Techniques

6 Hours Classroom
Choosing and buying your dive equipment is one
of the biggest and most important investments you will
make as a diver, but it is easy to get it a bit wrong. We want you
to choose the right dive kit for your needs and know how to look after
it properly. With the right knowledge, you can get the most from your
investment and enjoy safe and comfortable dives for years to come.


The SSI Equipment Techniques specialty is the best way to
learn how to choose and store your dive kit. Working with an
experienced and trained SSI Professional, you will
learn in-depth information about the components
of your Total Diving System and develop a thorough
understanding of your diving equipment 

Night diving requires different skills from diving during the day.
The SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty is the best
way to learn about night diving and practice the techniques
you will need to become a safe and confident night diver.


In this program, you will be provided with all the knowledge
and skills you need to safely and comfortably dive at night
or in limited visibility conditions. With a combination of online
learning and open water training dives, you will learn how to
enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and
how to communicate with your buddy easily at night or in limited visibility. 

Night & Limited Visibility

2 Dives - 2 Trips
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit


 
Recreational Sidemount Diving
1 Confined Session - 3 Dives over 2 Trips
$595 - $200 Non-Refundable Deposit

The SSI Sidemount Diving & Extended Range Sidemount programs
provide divers with the training necessary to independently
plan and conduct all dives using sidemount equipment
configurations and techniques, within the depths allowed
by their certification levels, and with an equally-or-more-qualified buddy.






















































































































































The SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty is the best way to
improve your buoyancy and get the most from every dive.


Buoyancy is an essential dive skill, but any diver will tell you it
takes time to perfect. The Perfect Buoyancy specialty will
teach you advanced buoyancy skills and techniques, so you
can master your buoyancy more quickly and enjoy more
relaxed dive adventures. In this fascinating program,
you will also learn new skills that protect the
environment and work in every diving situation.

Perfect Buoyancy

2 Dives - 1 Trip
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit


Search & Recovery

1 Confined Session - 2 Dives over 1 Trip
$425 - $200 Non-Refundable Deposit
 In this fascinating program, you will learn all the skills you
need to safely and confidently conduct search and recovery dives.


You will be taught how to use search patterns, specialized
dive plans and equipment such as lift bags, lines and reels.
By developing your search and communication techniques
and practicing searches in a dive team, you will become
a confident search and rescue diver in no time.


In this specialty program, you will gain the advanced skills
and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater.


You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques,
estimate distance, how to leave and return to a designated point,
plus basic navigation patterns. You will also be taught how
to combine navigation techniques to enhance your diving
experience. All of which hones your underwater
observation skills, improves your dive safety
and helps you to get the most out of every dive.

Navigation

2 Dives - 1 Trip
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit

 
Wreck Diving

2 Dives - 1 Trip
$295 - $100 Non-Refundable Deposit
Many of the ocean’s best dive sites are wrecks. These impressive
structures attract unusually high densities of marine life
and give you the chance to immerse in living history as you dive.


There is nothing quite like wreck diving and the SSI Wreck
Diving specialty will give you all the skills and knowledge you
need to become a safe and confident wreck diver. With a
combination of academic and confined water sessions,
you will be taught how to safely conduct non-penetration
dives around wrecks and artificial reefs, up to a depth of 30 meters.
























































Please note that you will have a required non-refundable deposit to open up the eLearn for certain courses.  For pricing & scheduling, please call the shop at 305.451.3640 - Rental gear will not be included in any of the pricing given over the phone. Additionally, some specialties do have age requirements and might not be able to be completed by our junior divers.