Open Water

Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure!
We make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment you will use. Sign up for an Open Water course or get your feet wet with the SSI Scuba Diver program.


Gili Islands Divers designed the SSI Training so you can learn the academics at your own pace. We will support you by colored manuals, DVDs and free Online Training to make sure you have enough training options.

For your pool and open water training, your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment. 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.

OWDOnce 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.

Short on time? Get your scuba diving certification started while on vacation and finish up when you get home!

If you do not have enough time to complete an entire Open Water Diver Program, Scuba Diver is the perfect course. The content of this program represents about half of a complete SSI Open Water program. You can then complete the second half and become a certified diver at another time, anywhere that is convenient for you.

During this program you get will experience diving the fullest. You will be trained in the proper skills, knowledge, equipment and experience required to feel safe and confident during your open water dives, as well as have an SSI Instructor as your escort to guide you on your adventures.

Being a certified Scuba diver


Certified Scuba Divers are entitled to go diving under the direct supervision of a Dive Leader up to a maximum depth of 40 feet/12 metres.

When you decide to complete your certification, the Scuba Diver Program can be fully credited to your course. This way you will not have to redo any part of the program twice. After a short skill update you can complete your Open Water Diver rating.

At the end of the program you will receive your SCUBA DIVER Certificate indicating the successful completion of this program. You can take part in guided dives all over the world.

Ever decide to continue your training and become a certified diver? Just contact your local SSI Training Facility for details on how to complete your SSI OPEN WATER DIVER rating.

Start Your Adventure Today!

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