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Scuba Schools International or SSI is an organization that teaches the skills involved in scuba diving. www.ssidiving.com Scuba diving is the term used to describe the use of a self-contained breathing set to stay underwater for periods of time greater than the average individual can breath-hold. ...


Much of their training system has been closely patterned by PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors [1], and both organizations offer largely the same information and training. One notable difference in their programs and certification processes is that SSI requires their member instructors to be associated with a dive center, while PADI-certified instructors may teach anywhere, independently = the SSI advantage is the access to additional resources, new gear and properly inspected rental equipment; the PADI advantage is that one may not have a bona fide dive center anywhere nearby. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the worlds largest recreational diving membership organization and diver training organization. ... The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the worlds largest recreational diving membership organization and diver training organization. ...


SSI has well over 2,000 Authorized Dealers in 90 countries. Its 25 Global Regional Centers brings direct diving expertise & teachings. Over the years, these Regional Centers have been known to provide very professional diver training programs. Among all dive training organizations, SSI is most known to provide quality dealers, instructors, divers & home study training, which have gained international respect and recognition.


SSI offers complete training programs from the level of absolute beginner all the way through several specialist certifications, including Dive-Master, Dive Control Specialist, Scuba Rescue and Recovery, Instructor, etc.


Rather than acting competitively, certifications from one or another agency are respected by the others, as the "dive community" tends to see itself as a whole, with the view that everyone involved contributes to the furthering of the sport (or for some, the profession). By this token, one's choice of training agency is more a matter or personal preference than anything else.


SSI is headquartered in Denver, CO., the parent company of SSI is Concept Systems, Inc.


Network of Regional Center SSI Adriatic Group SSI Australia SSI Austria SSI Benelux SSI Canada SSI China SSI Germany SSI France SSI Hungary SSI Israel SSI Italy SSI Japan SSI Korea SSI Latin America SSI New Zealand SSI Philippines SSI Poland SSI South Africa SSI SouthEast Asia SSI Spain SSI Switzerland Area Office SSI Taiwan SSI Thailand Co., Ltd. SSI United Kingdom


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