The Azores local online dive centre
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Each of our specialty courses is based on our Diver Diamond methodology, which focuses on the proper knowledge, skills, equipment and experience required to help you become a proficient diver.
Taking a specific number of specialties and continuing your pursuit of dives allows you to earn higher levels of diver ratings. SSI's ratings are the only ratings in the industry that combine training and experience requirements, proving that SSI ratings are truly earned. 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.
The NAVIGATION Program will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills. Read more>>>
Dive in places where only a few have explored before! Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 30 meters! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what DEEP DIVING provides you. SSI's DEEP DIVING course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably up to 30m Read more>>>
ENRICHED AIR NITROX DIVER.............€199.00
In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive. ENRICHED AIR NITROX contains optional dives and therefore it is a perfect "Winter Specialty" before your diving holiday starts. This will allow you to go diving immediately and enjoy the advantages of diving with Nitrox. Read more>>>
"Every diver wants to be a "good diver" - Perfect buoyancy control is the first step in this direction." Improving your buoyancy control skills is highly recommended. Every diver who wants to improve diving skills and at the same time wants to perform active environmental protection should take a PERFECT BUOYANCY course. Read more>>>
SEARCH AND RECOVERY.............€85.00
SSI offers a structured program for SEARCH AND RECOVERY where you will learn to perform different search patterns with the help of ropes and compasses, and to plan search and recovery operations in a team. You will also learn the correct handling of one or more lifting bags in order to bring heavy objects securely to the surface. Read more>>
NIGHT, LIMITED VISABILITY.............€85.00
Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time! The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us. While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view. It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down. With the right equipment and a powerful torch there is a lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world. Read more>>>
SHARK DIVER......with shark dive €269.00 without shark dive €99.00
If the Sharks die, the Sea dies! SSI and SHARKPROJECT have decided to actively support the positive image of sharks by founding the SHARK DIVING Program. Experience the fascination of sharks in an unforgettable way! Divers and non-divers have the chance to find out more about sharks and to learn the correct techniques when meeting sharks. Read more>>>
SSI is donating 10% of the income from the SHARK DIVING Specialty Program to shark preservation. As a participant in the program you are making an active contribution to help secure the survival of sharks.
Your Total Diving System is like a buddy underwater who you need to be able to rely on at any time! Diving is more fun and more comfortable in your own equipment. The EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES program teaches you how to choose the right equipment for your needs. You will learn how to fit, adjust , maintain and make small repairs right on the spot.
The price you see is the price you pay, no additional or hidden registration fees
WAVES TIDES & CURRENTS.......€149.00
Have you ever dreamed of gliding with the current and watching sharks or dolphins at the same time? Adequate training in current diving is the key to this kind of experience and therefore WAVES, TIDES & CURRENTS is a must for any ambitious diver. There are many things to learn about currents such as: If the current is blowing against the diver, how much current can a diver deal with? How does the diver move effectively in the current? How can somebody determine the strength of a current and plan the dive accordingly? WAVES, TIDES & CURRENTS can help you answer all of these questions. It is taught in conjunction with a minimum of 2 open water dives.
How to get involved:
Certified Divers - Sign up anytime! And current Open Water Diver students - Add on specialties during your open water dives! When you are ready to start your required open water dives, add on the specialty. You can do the necessary dives for the course while you are completing your open water dives. Once completed, you are already half-way through earning the dives you need to get your Specialty Diver rating, and if you take one more weekend of specialty dives, you have completed the in-water training portion of your Advanced Open Water Diver rating!
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Taking specialties is a great way to hone your skills and learn some new ones. Each SSI Specialty Program you take is also earning you credit towards higher levels of diver ratings such as Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Master Diver, Dive Control Specialist and Open Water Instructor. It only takes one day to complete the in-water training portion of your Specialty Diver rating and one weekend to complete the in-water training portion of your Advanced Open Water Diver rating.