Scuba Schools International (SSI) was established in 1970 with the vision of making it possible for anyone to learn how to dive safely. Today, SSI is the world’s largest professional business-based training agency, with 3,500+ Training Centers and over 100,000 SSI Professionals in 150+ countries.


For over 50 years, SSI has provided high-quality training programmes and materials for Recreational Scuba, Extended Range, Freediving, Mermaid, Swim, and Lifeguard programmes from beginner to Instructor Trainer levels. With digital and printed materials available in more than 40 languages in over 3,500 international SSI Training Center and Resort locations, SSI enables people to experience the underwater world across the globe.

Snorkelling Training

Extended Range (XR)

XR Programmes

Try XR Diving (Twinset)

Extended Range Foundations

Open Circuit Programmes

XR Extended Range Nitrox Diving (40m)

XR Extended Range (45m)

XR Technical Extended Range (60m)

XR Hypoxic Trimix (100m) (coming soon)

XR CCR Programmes

Try CCR Diving

CCR Diving (30m)

CCR Extended Range (45m)

CCR Technical Extended Range (60m) (coming soon)

Overhead Environment

Extended Range Wreck Diving

Technical Wreck Diving (Twinset)

XR DPV

DPV (coming soon)

Speciality Programmes

Continuing Education Programmes

Scuba Skills Update

Advanced Adventurer

Diving Knowledge Specialties

Computer Diving

Ecology Specialty Programmes (coming soon)

Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) 32 and 40

Equipment Techniques (coming soon)

Science of Diving (coming soon)

Confined Water Specialties

Perfect Buoyancy

Photo & Video (coming soon)

Open Water Specialties

Boat Diving 

Deep Diving 

Diver Stress & Rescue

Navigation

Night & Limited Visibility 

Waves, Tides & Currents (coming soon)

Wreck Diving

Dedicated Equipment Specialties

Decompression Diving

Dry Suit Diving

Independent Diving (coming soon)

Scooter/DPV Diving (coming soon)

Overhead Environment Specialties

Advanced Wreck Diving

React Right Programmes

React Right (coming soon)

SSI Explorers (Children's Courses)

Blue Oceans Explorer (coming soon)

Snorkel Explorer (coming soon)

Scuba Explorer (coming soon)

SSI Freediving

Try Freediving (coming soon)

Basic Freediving (coming soon)

Register for free today to start your SSI journey with Dive With Jimmy

SSI Diver Training Programme Flowchart

If you are unsure of where to go, please do no hesitate to contact and we can talk through the different pathways and provide you with advice to get you to your scuba diving goals.