Advanced Scuba Training
Enrolling on an SSI speciality course is a great way to hone your skills and learn some new ones, letting you fully immerse yourself in the sport you have decided is for you. Choose your personal combination of training and diving experience to reach your diving goals. The SSI Continuing Education Programme uses a flexible approach where you only need to take the speciality courses that are of interest to you. At Dive 90 we will ensure you gain the skills and experience to make you a more confident and independent diver, and enjoy yourself at the same time.
Diver Stress and Rescue
Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts on rescue situations. This programme teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognise and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this programme.
Diver Stress and Rescue + React Right combo
This bundle combines the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue with the SSI React Right programme. Learn how to recognise and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly manage emergency situations if they occur. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue certification, as well as the SSI React Right certification after completing the programmes in this bundle.
React Right is SSI’s emergency training programme, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid and CPR Skills, Primary Stabilisation Techniques, and includes two optional components: Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies and Automated External Defibrillation Basics. Students who complete this programme earn the SSI React Right speciality certification.
Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimise your breathing gas consumption or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy programme teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximise your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water and get the most from your equipment. You will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Speciality certification.
Dry Suit Diving
This programme provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit. You will learn the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use your new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving. You will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Night & Limited Visibility
This programme provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive does not have to finish when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialised equipment and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving may put you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Speciality will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 metres and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Sidemount Diving is already common practice for many wreck and cave divers. Now the benefits are being discovered by more and more recreational divers. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the diving style. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Sidemount Diving Speciality certification after completing this programme.
The ideal progression for recreational divers who wish to benefit from extended bottom times using decompression stops. The course provides the training necessary to plan dives to a maximum depth of 40 metres and maximum accumulated decompression time of 15 minutes, using either recreational equipment or introducing sidemount systems.
Independently conduct decompression dives without initially having to commit to the rigours and expense of technical diving.
This programme provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distances, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Many of the ocean’s best dive sites have artificial reefs or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This programme gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this programme.
Search & Recovery
This programme provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialised dive plans, underwater communication and how to recover-small to medium-sized objects using specialised equipment, such as lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Waves, Tides & Currents
Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your diving experience This programme gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents and in different types of waves. Students completing this programme earn the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Photo & Video
This programme teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences. You will earn the SSI Photo and Video Speciality certification.
The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment. You will earn the SSI Equipment Techniques Speciality certification.
Science of Diving
This programme 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 programmes, as well as some Extended Range programmes. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Speciality certification after completing this programme.
Enriched Air Nitrox
The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox programme will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched-air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air-use diving. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this programme.
This programme teaches the skills and concepts required to safely blend nitrox and helium-based trimix blends for mixed-gas diving. This is a non-diving programme that is open to certified and uncertified divers and teaches the mathematics, physics and techniques required to safely blend breathing gases. You will earn the SSI XR Gas Blender certification.
Many people fear sharks, but these awe-inspiring fish are vital for healthy oceans and are truly amazing to dive with! Join the SSI Shark Ecology specialty program to learn all about sharks and how to dive safely with them.
In the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how to interpret shark behaviours, why they are often misunderstood and how dive with sharks. This is a perfect course for shark fans and for divers who are nervous about sharks but want to overcome their fear. Upon completion of this program, you will earn your SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification and no doubt become an avid shark diver.
Sea Turtle Ecology
Sea turtles are some of the most enchanting and fascinating animals you will ever dive with. Discover more about them and in the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program!
Sea turtles are some of the most wonderful animals to dive with. You will want to dive with them even more after completing the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program! This specialty program provides the skills and concepts you need to recognise and identify common sea turtle species. It teaches you about the fascinating history of sea turtles, their role in marine ecosystems and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.
Manta & Ray Ecology
Diving with Mantas, meeting curious stingrays or being surrounded by Mobula rays is an experience divers dream of! It is an opportunity not to be missed. In the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology specialty program, you will learn how to recognise different ray species and interact with them safely. Discover why divers love rays – start this program today.
Join the SSI Manta and Ray Ecology specialty program and you will learn how to dive with rays and recognize different ray species. You will be taught how rays contribute to healthy ocean ecosystems and why these precious animals need our protection.
Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty certification.
Are you fascinated with the oceans? Do you want to learn more about the incredible environments you are diving in? Join the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program! You will learn about the exciting science of Marine Ecology and become an underwater naturalist in no time.
In the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program, you will learn how ocean organisms interact with each other and their environments. You will be taught how energy flows through communities and the links between different ocean ecosystems.
With your newfound knowledge, you will appreciate the marine life you dive with even more! Start online today and earn your SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification.
The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. Learn how to identify fish and get more out of your dives with the SSI Fish Identification specialty program.
The world’s oceans are home to thousands of fish species, and you will encounter plenty of these fascinating creatures on your dives! In this course, you will be taught all the skills and concepts you need to identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and Red Sea reef fish. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Fish Identification specialty certification.
Coral reefs are vital for healthy oceans and they are stunning to dive – especially when you know more about these fascinating ecosystems. The SSI Coral Identification program provides all that you need to identify common families of coral species.
Coral reefs are prized among divers and rightly so; drifting over a healthy reef filled with bustling marine life is magical. These precious ecosystems are fascinating, and the SSI Coral Identification specialty program is the best way to learn more about coral reefs and get the most out of your reef dives.
In this coral dive specialty program, you will learn how to identify different corals and earn your SSI Coral Identification specialty certification.