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Specialty Diver
Complete 2 SSI Specialties
Log 12 Dives

Advanced Open Water Diver
Complete 4 SSI Specialties
Log 24 Dives

Master Diver 
Complete 4 SSI Specialties
& Stress Rescue
Log 50 Dives

Continue your Dive Education


To accomplish an Advanced Open Water Diver rating with SSI, you need to have 24 logged dives and complete 4 specialties. We have made it a little easier to achieve your advanced ratings by having a dive-a-long every month to help you gain some logged dives, and Specialties scheduled every month. The great way about this option is you can tailor your advanced open water specialties to the type of diving you think you are going to do. A few examples:

Local Diving:

  • Drysuit
  • Navigation
  • Night & Limited Visibility
  • Nitrox
Caribbean Guided Diver:

  • Nitrox
  • Night & Limited Visibility
  • Deep Diving
  • Underwater Photography
Dive Anywhere Anytime:

  • Navigation
  • Equipment
  • Stress Rescue
  • Nitrox









Keep in mind Stress Rescue is one of the favorites, and really helps a divers comfort level. Once you have reached your Advanced Open Water level, you are very close to the Master Diver level, which is 60 logged dives, 4 specialties, and Stress & Rescue.

Lets get logging those dives, and signed up for the next Specialty by clicking on the Book Now button!

Become more comfortable and better prepared for any type of diving with SSI and Neptune Specialty courses. Each course will provide you with the proper knowledge and skills to become a more experienced diver.

SSI Specialty Courses Available

Enriched Air Nitrox
Learn about the advantages of Nitrox, how to use the Nitrox dive tables to allow you to have shorter surface intervals because of the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas. You can improve your safety margins and feel less fatigued at the end of the day.

Night & Limited Visibility
Day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. On a night dive the colorful nocturnal marine life come out making for a new experience on the same dive site. Being land locked as we are, being comfortable in a limited visibility environment can open up many more dive sites to discover. You will learn what equipment you need and how to prepare for this type of dive.

Digital Underwater Photography
With the skills taught in this class, Learn how to select the right camera system to meet your needs and what it can do, understand the challenges that underwater photography may offer and how to overcome them. Learn composition and some creative editing skills that can give you those shots to brag about.

Drysuit Diving
How can a drysuit improve your comfort level? Many types of suits and undergarments can be combined to make the perfect fitting suit for you. Learn how to adjust your buoyancy and diving skills to accommodate the warm dry world of drysuit diving. With just a little training you can enjoy diving in colder water as you never have before. This one has become very popular for all those headed to Iceland, therefore we have developed a Complete Drysuit Bundle course, give us a call to schedule your dates. 

Equipment Techniques
Learn many of the ins and outs of how your equipment works and what the difference’s are in the wide variety of SCUBA equipment offered. Also understand how to better care for your gear and why proper maintenance is so important.

Navigation
Use natural navigation and compass navigation to be more comfortable, confident diver. Increase your possibility of adventure when you know you can make your way back from any dive. Learn to choose the best underwater compass to fit your needs.

Science of Diving
This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs.

Perfect Buoyancy
Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment.