Wateree Dive Center

SSI Specialty Course: Enriched Air Nitrox

Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness?

Nitrox is the key. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work and the desaturation times will be reduced.

Nitrox Certification CardIn your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.

"Nitrox for free" is a slogan in a lot of resorts. This means that you do not have to pay a surcharge for Nitrox, but all diving operators will want to see a valid Nitrox certificate before you can dive.

ENRICHED AIR NITROX contains optional dives and therefore it is a perfect "Winter Specialty" before your diving holiday starts. This will allow you to go diving immediately and enjoy the advantages of diving with Nitrox.

If you want to learn more about ENRICHED AIR NITROX, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

 

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Nitrox
  • Nitrox, Your Body and the Underwater World
  • Your Total Diving System and Nitrox
  • Planning Your Nitrox Dives

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Deep Diver

"Depth attracts a lot of divers as deep dives provide this certain kick."

Dive in places where only a few have explored before! Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 100 feet/30 meters! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what DEEP DIVING provides you.

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Without proper training this kind of diving is an uncontrollable safety risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know about all of the potential risks involved in DEEP DIVING.

SSI's DEEP DIVING course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably.

If you want to learn more about DEEP DIVING, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Your Total Diving System & Deep Diving
  • Planning Your Deep Dive
  • Your Deep Dive
  • Potential Hazards
  • Repetitive Deep Diving

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Equipment Techniques

 "Your Total Diving System is like a buddy underwater who you need to be able to rely on at any time!"

Diving is more fun and more comfortable in your own equipment.

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The EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES program teaches you how to choose the right equipment for your needs.

You will learn how to fit, adjust , maintain and make small repairs right on the spot.

If you want to know more about EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES, you can buy the manual or the DVD even without signing up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Your Total Diving System: The Basics
  • Your Total Diving System: Scuba Equipment
  • Your Total Diving System: Specialty Training and Accessory System
  • Traveling With Your Total Diving System

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Navigation

Have you ever asked yourself, "How does my instructor manage to find the way back to the exit point or to the boat?"

If so, the NAVIGATION Program is what you need to learn this skill for yourself.

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The NAVIGATION Program will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills.

You will also learn to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point at any time.

If you want to know more about NAVIGATION, you can buy the manual or the DVD without signing up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Natural Navigation
  • Compass Navigation
  • Combining Natural and Compass Navigation
  • Special Navigation Situations
  • The Sport of Navigation

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Night / Limited Visibility

 "Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time"

The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us.

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While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.

It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down.

With the right equipment and a powerful torch there is a lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world.

If you want to learn more about NIGHT AND LIMITED VISIBILITY, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Night vs. Limited Visibility Diving
  • Special Equipment
  • Preparing For The Dive
  • The Dive
  • Advanced Techniques

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Diver Stress & Rescue

 "Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies."

Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur.

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The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and underwater.

The course runs two - four days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water. As a prerequisite for certification you need to have a valid CPR & First Aid certificate. See our Medic First Aid and CPR course.

If you want to learn more about DIVER STRESS & RESCUE, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • What Is Stress?
  • Stress In Diving:Causes And Prevention
  • Detecting And Dealing With Stress
  • Accident Management
  • Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues
  • Conditions That Complicate Rescues

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Search and Recovery

 "Finding treasure is something every diver thinks of more than once in his/her diving career."

Whether it's the gold of a sunken ship, a lost ring or simply the your buddy's dive light accidently lost, there are times in which the appropriate training to search for lost objects underwater would be beneficial.

Deep Diving Certification CardSSI offers a structured program for SEARCH AND RECOVERY where you will learn to perform different search patterns with the help of ropes and compasses, and to plan search and recovery operations in a team.

You will also learn the correct handling of one or more lifting bags in order to bring heavy objects securely to the surface.

If you want to learn more about SEARCH AND RECOVERY, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Factors That Affect Your Search and Recovery Operation
  • Planning and Organizing Your Search and Recovery Operation
  • Your Search Techniques
  • Your Recovery Techniques

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Science of Diving

 "Having the right knowledge is just as important as the proper handling of your diving equipment."

Diving is just more fun and safer if you know more about it.

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The SCIENCE OF DIVING program treats all areas of dive theory to a detailed and comprehensive manner: physics, physiology, decompression theory, marine life and diving equipment.

Whether you simply want more knowledge or plan to become a Dive Professional, Science of Diving is just what you need!

The SCIENCE OF DIVING program is a perfect "winter Specialty", since no dives are required. If you want to know more about the dive theory, you can just buy the manual, to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Decompression
  • Underwater World
  • Diving Equipment

SSI Specialties are always fun and the learning of new skills to the fore. This program will be held intensive academic sessions to which you can prepare yourself well with the aid of the manual.


SSI Specialty Course: Digital Underwater Photography

 "By the time diving was difficult, photography was also difficult."

Today these facts have changed completely. Now diving and photography with a digital camera system have become very easy.

Deep Diving Certification CardMany of you may already have a digital camera system and a proper underwater housing. As such, it's likely you are asking yourself how to take better pictures. Now a structured program is available to answer your digital underwater photography questions which means more fun and satisfaction in diving.

The DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Program can be learned in the pool/confined water or directly in the open water. This makes this a perfect "winter specialty" which can be done just before your diving holiday starts.

If you want to learn more about DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Your Entry to the Underwater Photography
  • Your Digital Camera System
  • Using your Camera System
  • Taking digital pictures underwater
  • Composition of your underwater pictures
  • Editing your digital pictures

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Shark Diving

 "If the Sharks die, the Sea dies!"

SSI and SHARKPROJECT have decided to actively support the positive image of sharks by founding the SHARK DIVING Program.

Deep Diving Certification CardExperience the fascination of sharks in an unforgettable way! Divers and non-divers have the chance to find out more about sharks and to learn the correct techniques when meeting sharks.

Dives are optional in this program and therefore it is a perfect "holiday-prep-specialty" before your diving vacation starts. You will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained to future shark dives.

SSI is donating 10% of the income from the SHARK DIVING Specialty Program to shark preservation. As a participant in the program you are making an active contribution to help secure the survival of sharks.

Course Content:

  • Fearcination Shark
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Diving with Sharks
  • Different types of Sharks

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. Courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


SSI Specialty Course: Wreck Diving

 "Diving on wrecks means diving in the past - and it is always related with a certain thrill..."

It is an unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird's perspective and to glide towards the captain's bridge. But there are also tragedies related to wrecks.

Deep Diving Certification CardDiving on wrecks is exciting and there are some potential risks too, but with the right training WRECK DIVING will become a great adventure.

During the WRECK DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE you will learn where and how to get background information on wrecks, how to locate wrecks and how to prepare for a wreck dive. During the 2 mandatory dives you will apply the correct wreck diving techniques, as well as, evaluate and avoid the potential risks while diving on wrecks.

If you want to learn more about WRECK DIVING, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

Course Content:

  • Selecting a Wreck
  • Wreck Diving Equipment
  • Locating the Wreck
  • Diving the Wreck
  • Advanced Wreck Diving

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.