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SSI Diving Courses – On the Island of Krk in Croatia

In the beautiful village of Punat on the island of Krk we offer SSI diving courses in English. We will gladly explain the pros and cons of the different diving associations. Drop by and dive with us! 🙂

Overall information

Scuba Schools International (SSI), is a worldwide operating and certifying commercial training organization for divers. As a training organization, SSI develops teaching concepts and standards, as well as the teaching material for divers of all levels.

Scuba Schools International was founded in 1970 and has a consistent policy of expansion through a franchise system. The distribution of its training material is done through so-called Dive Centers, i.e. diving schools, bases and shops. SSI is represented worldwide with over 2,000 authorized dealers in 110 countries. SSI is a founding member of the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) and has been offering ISO 24801 and 24802 training since 2012. All SSI diving certificates are recognised worldwide and SSI generally recognises the diving certificates (brevets) of other associations and thus enables the continuation of training (e.g. as a diving instructor) under its guidelines.

The main difference to other dive training organisations is that SSI instructors are only allowed to teach in SSI dive centres or from a SSI approved dive club or similar. This is to ensure that the standards are met and that the training is of high quality.

Snorkel Diver

Start your adventure!

Discover a completely new attitude to life! Snorkelling means enjoying pure water, experiencing adventure and exploring unknown worlds. Snorkelling is a relaxing and at the same time adventurous leisure activity suitable for all ages. You will also make new friends and discover new holiday destinations quickly. Look forward to the new challenge and dive into a new world!

Enjoy snorkelling!

Your whole family will enjoy the SNORKEL DIVER programme and your next holiday will be an unforgettable adventure.

Price: 59,- €
(incl. rental equipment)

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

During the discover scuba dive you will be gently introduced to the sport of diving and you will make your first experiences and breaths under the water surface. Up to a maximum depth of 8 meters you will enjoy the impressions of the underwater world up close.

However, before the fun can begin, you will receive a detailed briefing from the diving instructor. Here you will be explained what to pay attention to and how the systems work.

And then it starts...

Price: 59,- € (1 dive) or 95,- € (2 dives)

Open Water Diver

The basic course, which explains the basics of S.C.U.B.A (self contained underwater breathing apparatus), is called "Open Water Diver". ("Autonomous Diver" according to ISO 24801-2) The training consists of a theoretical and a practical part (limited open water and at least 4 open water dives).

As with all other SSI courses, there are mainly 2 variants here:

  • the homestudy system, i.e. the student gets his teaching material at home and prepares for each lesson. This way the instructor's presentations can be kept short and much more time is spent on practical exercises.
  • the classic lecture system

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 10 years

Price: 350,- €
(incl. rental equipment, digital certification, digital teaching material)

Advanced Adventurer

This program allows you five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty Programs without having to complete the entire Specialties. If you are not sure how you want to proceed, this is the perfect way to improve your diving skills and experience and find out which Specialty Programs might interest you. These dives will be credited if you decide to complete one or more of the specialties, and you will receive SSI Advanced Adventurer certification upon completion of the program.

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 10 years or 12 years if a deep dive is included
  • Open Water Diver

Price: 250,- €
(including digital certification and digital teaching material)

Advanced Open Water Diver

To be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver, you must have completed at least 4 specialty courses and additionally have logged at least 24 dives.

Unlike other training organizations, the AOWD at SSI is not a course, but an experience level.

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 10 years
  • Junior Open Water Diver or Open Water Diver
Stress & Rescue

When diving, first of all you learn to dive and then you dive.... but what if there is something wrong with your diving partner? If a diver gets into stress under water? If one swallows or has water in his mask and shoots to the surface? Or is too exhausted at the surface to swim to the boat or back to shore? There are numerous small stress situations that can be dealt with if immediate and correct action is taken before the stress turns into panic. But this needs to be practiced and played through. For this purpose there is the DIVER STRESS & RESCUE program! This is the level to which every responsible recreational diver should continue his training.

Here, for the first time, the student's attention is fully focused on the dive buddy and on preventing, recognizing and solving problems above and under water. The course lasts two to four days and includes both theoretical and practical training units in confined and open water. The proof of training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation required for certification must not be older than 1 year.

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 12 years
  • Junior Open Water Diver or Open Water Diver

Price: 279,- €
(incl. digital certification and digital teaching material - excl. first aid course)

Master Diver

To be certified as a Master Diver, you must have completed at least 4 Specialty Courses and the Stress & Rescue Course and additionally have logged at least 50 dives. The Master Diver is the highest certification level of the recreational diver.

Afterwards, further training in the professional area is possible ("training as a diving instructor") or the specialization as a technical diver.

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 12 years
  • Junior Open Water Diver or Open Water Diver
Dive Guide

The SSI Dive Guide program is based on a lot of practical applications, background information and flexibility. Dive guides can lead dive trips and guide dives for certified divers. They can also conduct snorkeling training if they have completed the Snorkeling Instructor program.

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 18 years
  • SSI Stress & Rescue or equivalent
  • Special Brevet Deep Diving, Night Diving and Navigation
  • at least 40 logged dives with a total dive time of 32 hours
  • training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid not older than 2 years
  • passing a swimming and fitness test
  • passing a practical examination
  • passing a final test with at least 90%.
  • proof of professional liability insurance

Price: 349,- €
(including digital certification and digital teaching material)

Divemaster

The Dive Guide, complemented by the SSI Science of Diving program, becomes a Divemaster. This allows the Divemaster to assist all SSI Instructors under direct supervision in the pool and in open water - experience for the future!

Prerequisites:

  • minimum age 18 years
  • at least 60 logged dives with a total dive time of 40 hours
  • Dive Guide
  • professional dive insurance
Assistant Instructor

The new Assistant Instructor (SSI AI) program is ideal for those who want to convey the fascination of this sport to new divers. You take part in a professional training path, which has proven itself thousands of times over the years, because many good divers have gone through it before you. The difference is that today new approaches and possibilities as well as improved materials are available to you.

The revised Instructor Manual in combination with the Science of Diving and Dive Guide materials follow a new approach. Namely to create new programs that have never been seen before in form and flexibility.

Through this multi-level system with theory and a lot of practical experience the Assistant Instructor (AI) of today is simply better trained and therefore able to conduct theory and pool lessons without direct supervision. In addition, the AI can assist an active SSI Instructor in open water training and gain additional teaching experience.

This is the ideal preparation to subsequently participate in an Instructor Training Course (ITC).

As a certified and active Assistant Instructor (AI) you may:

  • organize and accompany activities and trips for certified divers
  • support SSI instructors in theory, pool and open water training
  • teach theory and pool under supervision of an active SSI Instructor
  • teach Scuba Skills Update, Snorkeling, Discover Scuba Diving and selected SSI Specialties independently

As a certified and active Assistant Instructor (AI) you can also be approved by the SSI Headquarters as a Training Specialist (TS) for the following Specialties and certify independently:

  • Boat Diving
  • Equipment Techniques
  • digital underwater photography
  • Underwater Videography
  • Shark Diver
  • Fish identification (Fish ID)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • O2 users (O2 providers)
  • AED

Requirements:

  • minimum age 18 years
  • SSI Divemaster or equivalent
  • at least 60 logged dives with a total dive time of 40 hours
  • training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid not older than 2 years
  • passing a swimming and fitness test
  • passing a practical examination
  • passing a final test with at least 90%.
  • proof of professional liability insurance

Price: 549,€ (excl. teaching material)

Specialty Diver

To be certified as a Specialty Diver, you must have completed at least 2 Specialty Courses and additionally have logged at least 12 dives.

Each specialty course consists of a theoretical and a practical part (at least 2 dives for the majority of specialties - but at least 3 dives for Stress & Rescue). If a diver is already certified as an Advanced Adventurer and has already made a dive in the desired specialty, this may be credited towards the Specialty Course (at the instructor's discretion).

The following Specialty Courses (incl. digital certification and digital teaching material) are currently offered by us:

 

Pricelist Specialties

Indication Kuna Euro
Ausrüstung (Equipment Techniques) 742,- HRK 99,- €
Bootstauchen (Boat Diving) 818,- HRK 109,- €
Shark Diver 818,- HRK 109,- €
Computertauchen (Computer Diving) 818,- HRK 109,- €
Strömung & Gezeiten (Waves, Tides & Currents) 818,- HRK 109,- €
Trockentauchen (Dry Suit Diving) 893,- HRK 119,- €
Perfekte Tarierung (Perfect Buoyancy) 893,- HRK 119,- €
Scooter (Dive Porpulsion Vehicle) 893,- HRK 119,- €
Gruppenführung (Group Management) 893,- HRK 119,- €
Suchen und Bergen (Search and Recovery) 893,- HRK 119,- €
Navigation 968,- HRK 129,- €
Nachttauchen (Night and Limited Visibility) 968,- HRK 129,- €
Digitale Unterwasserfotografie (Photographer) 968,- HRK 129,- €
UW – Videografie (Underwater Videographer) 968,- HRK 129,- €
Tauchen mit Atemgasgemischen (Nitrox) 968,- HRK 129,- €
Wracktauchen (Wreck Diving)1193,- HRK 159,- €
Tieftauchen (Deep Diving)1343,- HRK 179,- €
Science of Diving1493,- HRK 199,- €
Sidemount Diving / Monkey Diving2242,- HRK 299,- €

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