SSI Try Scuba


The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

Becoming a scuba diver is the first step in a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world, interact with incredible marine life and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface.

Learning to dive is much easier than you think and the best way to experience this amazing new sport is the SSI Try Scuba program. Simply visit us, register for Try Scuba and download the MySSI App on your smart device. The best part, your materials are FREE! The digital materials will help prepare you for this first taste of a great underwater experience.

If you want to dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want, the Open Water Diver program is your international certification to be part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about joining.

The Ultimate Dive Experience:

You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your life. Becoming a scuba diver is the first step on a journey that will change the way you experience the world forever, and gives you the ability to explore our last true frontier: the ocean.

The weightlessness of outer space is an experience limited to a few highly trained astronauts. As a diver, you will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world, interact with incredible marine life, and discover wrecks and ecosystems hidden beneath the surface.

Course Standards and Procedures:

Your SSI Dive Center is part of an international SSI Family dedicated to the highest standards of safety and education. This family includes SSI Dive Professionals, SSI Dive Centers and Resorts, and divers like yourself. SSI has been an industry leader since its founding in 1970, and is constantly improving training materials and techniques to improve your personal safety and experience. You can visit any SSI Dive Center around the world and be confident that you will receive a high-quality diving education experience, focused on building and enhancing your comfort and confidence.

The SSI Training Process:

Your path to certification has two steps:

  1. Complete the Digital Learning materials found in this manual. These materials are self-paced, and you can complete them anywhere, anytime, once you download them to your SSI DiveSSI app.
  2. Complete the Academic Sessions and Pool/Confined Water Sessions with your SSI Dive Professional.

Certification Options:
To meet the needs of today’s divers, SSI created three pathways to become a certified diver, first Try Scuba, then Basic Diver, then Open Water Diver.

The Try Scuba Program Consists Of:

  • One Academic Session/Safety Briefing
  • One Pool/Confined Water Session

The Try Scuba program is a quick and easy introduction to the world of scuba diving. It is perfect for anyone who is interested in the underwater world, and can be completed in a very short time. After you finish your Try Scuba experience, you will earn the FREE SSI Try Scuba recognition card, which will be available on your MySSI app.

Program Details:

  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Certification Prerequisites: None
  • Academic Sessions: Try Scuba Pool
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1
  • Open Water Dives: 0
  • Maximum Training Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet
  • Suggested Duration: None

Each course must be completed within 6 months of the start date. After this period it must be paid and started all over again.



Scroll to Top