Wateree Dive Center

Open Water Diver

Becoming an Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure!

Our classes are designed to make you a comfortable and competent scuba diver.  You will find our Instructors to be very professional and accommodating to your specific training needs.

Getting started is easy! Call or come by and Sign up for an Open Water course.

We will help you learn at your own pace and support you with instructional manuals, DVDs and even free Online Training.

For your pool and open water training we will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin.” You will get enough practice time to adapt yourself to the underwater environment before you start with your open water training dives.

Once you have completed your initial training you will be a certified SSI Diver. SSI certification is recognized world wide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Start Your Adventure Today!

Advanced Training Test Drive


Deep Diving Certification Card

SSI's Advanced Adventurer program was created so you can try out a variety of specialty courses before you commit to completing a full course. It's a great way to experience what advanced training is all about and how valuable it can be to your diving adventures.

During the Advanced Adventurer Program you will have the chance to try out 5 different specialties. You will complete one open water training dive per specialty and if you decide to take a full course in any of the specialties you tried, the dive you took can be applied to your advanced certification.

Advanced Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver

SSI’s Advanced Diver rating stands alone in the industry with the highest combination of diving knowledge and experience. No other agency’s advanced diver level compares.

To earn the certification for Advanced Open Water Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses and have done a total of 24 dives.

Master Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver

SSI’s Master Diver rating is one of the most elite ratings in diving today. Divers that have completed this level have combined the knowledge, skills and experience to truly call themselves Master Divers.

To earn the certification for Master Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses, Diver Stress&Rescue and have done a total of 50 dives.

Experience Rewards

Reward Yourself! You Deserve It!

SSI Levels of Experience — A Symbol of Success!

Be sure to reward yourself as you reach new milestones in your diving adventures. Utilizing SSI's Levels of Recognition is a great way to do this. It's an opportunity to commemorate your hard-won accomplishments and show the world you are one of diving's elite. Whether certified through Scuba Schools International or another agency, you are eligible for SSI's recognition program.

Chart your progress. Achieve your goals. Get the credit you deserve.

In order to achieve higher levels, just set goals and track the results. Every time you reach a new level – 12, 24, 50, 200, 300, … dives - reward yourself by visiting your Dive Center or Resort. They will upgrade your certification card and your logbook with a sticker and an official seal. Just like that your experience gets officially tracked and recorded for future education.



Every time you reach a new milestone - 100, 500, 1,000 or 5,000 dives - reward yourself with an upgraded recognition card.

These cards symbolize excellence, commitment and loyalty in diving. The more dives you complete the higher levels of recognition you will earn.

No additional training beyond Open Water Diver is required. All you have to do is get out there and dive!

Reward yourself today!

Recognition cards are available for purchase through the Dive Center.