Continue your diving adventure with advanced training!


How far do you want to go?

Be prepared for every diving opportunity. Our specialized training courses provide you with the skills and experience that you need to get the most from your sport. Our goal is to prepare you for the adventures that lie ahead, as well as make certain that you have a good time doing it!

As you complete advanced training courses and gain experience by diving, you can earn additional diver ratings.

Taking a specific number of specialties and continuing your pursuit of dives allows you to earn higher levels of diver ratings. SSI’s ratings are the only ratings in the industry that combine training and experience requirements, proving that SSI ratings are truly earned.

SSI Advanced Adventurer

The optional Advanced Adventurer can be the entry to continuing education, especially for those divers who cannot decide which specialty courses they want to learn. 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 in order to get a better understanding for each specialty area. Later, you can choose to complete all or just a few of your selected speciaties through a Specialty Course by completing the second dive and finishing all academic requirements.

SSI Specialty Diver

SSI’s intermediate diver rating is higher than any other agency’s advanced courses. To earn the certification for Specialty Diver, you must complete 2 specialty courses and have done a total of 12 dives.

SSI 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.

SSI Master 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.

Choose from many of our individual Specialty Courses


The Dive Shop teaches a variety of specialty courses that will take your diving to the next level. Learn how to navigate your underwater world, dive deep or even dive at night. Specialty courses will make you a safer diver and a better buddy. Learn about diving on Nitrox or learn important safety information in Stress & Rescue. There is much to see and do under the water and The Dive Shop wants you to enjoy the seas for a lifetime.

Knowledge. Using the SSI education system you will learn the information about specific types of specialty diving that would take you years of diving to learn on your own.

Skills. Under the guidance of The Dive Shop's Professional Instructors, you will learn the correct skills and techniques associated with the specialties of your choice to make you a more comfortable and confident diver.

Equipment. You will learn how to use an expanded range of equipment to help you make your dives more enjoyable and worthwhile.

CPR/First Aid/AED & O2 Administration Spear Fishing
Dry Suit Diving Equipment Techniques
Deep Diving Underwater Navigation
Search & Recovery Science of Diving
EAN/Nitrox Diving Night Diving
Underwater Photography Boat Diving
Wreck Diving Stress & Rescue Diver
Oxygen Administration