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Open Water Scuba Diver



Please register with SSI prior to purchasing the class by clicking the link below:


Register with SSI here

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Three classroom training sessions are combined with 3 practical sessions in our indoor heated pool to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will then be ready to complete 4 Open Water Dives after which you will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification!  We also include 2 additional Open Water dives to come out and enjoy yourself with your new-found skills! 

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: 3 In-Person or virtual
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 3
Open Water Dives: 4
Maximum Training Depth: 18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)
Suggested Duration: 16 - 32 hours

Required Gear:

This course includes the use of our Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Regulator, and Wetsuit. You are required to purchase the essential personal equipment needed for diving at our retail store (cost approx $200-400 depending on your gear selection). this includes:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel 
  • Fins
  • Hood
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • 2 Mouthpieces 


Fitting Recommendations:

We highly recommend that you get fitted for all your gear in-store. it's important to make sure it's a secure fit that will improve your diving experience. 

Proper fitting gear will

  •  Improve your air consumption.
  •  Help keep you warm.
  •  Reduces the physical strain on your body.
  • Improve your comfort and confidence in the water.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

CONTACT US

  • Ph: (603) 889-7655
  • Email:scuba@aquaticspecialties.net
  • DJ Square – 704 Milford Road
  • Merrimack, NH 03054
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday  10am - 6pm
                Saturday            10am - 4pm
                Closed Sunday & Monday