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What are the prerequisites to do the SSI Open water Diver course?

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Here are some things you may have been wondering about

In order to access the course, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be 10 years old.

  • Know how to swim.

  • Medical Questionnaire.

Do I need a medical certificate to take the course?

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No. 
You have to fill in a medical questionnaire with questions about your health. 
You only need a medical certificate if you answer "yes" to any of the questions in the questionnaire.
You can download it here.

What is the difference between the PADI Open Water Diver course and the SSI Open Water Diver course?

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The PADI Open Water Diver course and the SSI Open Water Diver course offer you the same worldwide recognized certification with the same attributions.

But there are differences between the training offered by Padi and the one offered by SSI that will interest you:

  • SSI has a more versatile and intuitive online study platform.

  • SSI has the manuals of all its courses in more than 40 languages.

  • With SSI you have access to the APP where you not only have your manuals. You also have information about centers, dives, and a log book. You will have everything at your fingertips and with easy access.

Do I have to go to the center to do the theory part?

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No. 
You can do all the theory part of the course wherever you want, but it is necessary that you do the questionnaires and the exam at the dive center. 
We are also available to answer any questions you may have.

What can I do with the SSI Open Water Diver certification?

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Your depth limit is up to 18 meters, and you can dive with a buddy with the same or higher certification.
Once you have the SSI Open Water certification, you can access further dive training.

What is the next level, and what do I need access to?

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The next level we recommend you access is the SSI Advanced Adventure Diver course. 
The SSI Advanced Adventure Diver is at the same level as the Padi Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Do I have to book the course in advance?

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Yes, the sooner, the better as we have limited places, and we need to know in advance, so we can plan everything as best as possible.

Don't worry if you book in advance, as you can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before, and we will refund you 100%.

 
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