Specialty Certifications

Education does not end upon completion of your Open Water Certification. We offer a full spectrum of specialty courses for divers of all experience levels. These courses provide exceptional education in the form of books and lectures followed by instructor led dives. Whether you are looking to get certified in how to properly use your Dry Suit in these chilly San Diego waters or how to explore wrecks in the world famous Wreck Alley off the coast of Mission Bay we can provide you the proper instruction to help you stay safe and get the most out of the experience.

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training

SSI Specialty Diver

SSI’s intermediate diver rating is higher than any other agency’s advanced courses. To earn the certification for Specialty Diver, you must complete 2 specialty courses and have done a total of 12 dives.

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver

SSI’s Advanced Diver rating stands alone in the industry with the highest combination of diving knowledge and experience. No other agency’s advanced diver level compares. To earn the certification for Advanced Open Water Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses and have done a total of 24 dives.

SSI Master Diver

SSI’s Master Diver rating is one of the most elite ratings in diving today. Divers that have completed this level have combined the knowledge, skills and experience to truly call themselves Master Divers. To earn the certification for Master Diver, you must complete 5 specialty courses,  Diver Stress&Rescue and have done a total of 50 dives.

On-Line Materials included with all specialty programs.


Advanced Diver $1000
($50 Savings)
Master Diver $1550
($50 Savings)
Navigation $299
Deep Diving $325
Night Diving/Limited Visibility $325
Computer $299
Buoyancy Specialty $299
Wreck Diving $325 + Boat Fee
Boat Diving $299 + Boat Fee
Drysuit Diving $450
Altitude Diving $399
Equipment $299
Marine Life Fish ID $250
Marine Conservation $250
Underwater Photo $450
Waves, Tides and Currents $250
Search and Recovery $399
Underwater Video $450
DPV Diver $399
Nitrox Diver $325
Stress and Rescue $475
Diving History $250
Historical Underwater Preservation $250