Science of Diving Program

Expand your dive knowledge and gain a better understanding of your equipment, physics, the aquatic environment and more with the online SSI Science of Diving specialty.

After completing this dive science program, you will be halfway to earning the coveted SSI Divemaster rating.

Course Overview

Join the SSI Science of Diving specialty and you will develop a complete understanding of the underwater world and its effects on the human body under the guidance of your Science of Diving Instructor.

This specialty is required training for most SSI Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs, and is an essential way to expand your dive knowledge. Available online, you can earn your SSI Science of Diving specialty certification from home and get ready to begin your dive professional career. We also conduct a classroom based academic session to ensure you fully understand what you are learning.


  • Open water Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Academic Sessions: Online learning and classroom session
  • Confined Water: N/A
  • Open Water Dives:N/A
  • Max Depth:N/A
  • Time: 1 day

Cost $295


  • Online training 

  • Practical application

  • E-card

  • Light refreshments during your course

  • Dive club membership 

  • Student rates on new equipment purchases from us


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