Curious about how it feels to breathe underwater, how it’s like to cruise alongside turtles and fishes in their natural habitat, or simply want to take in the beauty of colourful coral reefs up close and personal? The Open Water Diver (OWD) qualification is your very first step into the wonderful underwater marine life.
Through the Open Water course, beginners learn to SCUBA (short for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”) dive through structured diving lessons. In general, the Open Water course comprises of three sections:
- Knowledge Development – where you will learn the theory of scuba diving;
- Confined Water Dives – where you will learn basic underwater skills in confined shallow waters; and
- Open Water Dives – the most exciting step where you will head out into the open waters for your first dives.
Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded with a digital Open Water Diver (OWD) certification card in your MySSI app, which will allow you to partake in open water dive excursions anywhere in the world. Importantly, your OWD qualification will serve as a prerequisite to more advanced scuba diving courses and a lifetime filled with dive adventures.
Short for Scuba Schools International, SSI is an internationally recognised dive certification provider:
“Since 1970, SSI has been designing state-of-the-art education programs. In fact, SSI was first to become a digital-based training agency in 2006, offering a new service portal for SSI divers and members called MySSI. Since that time SSI has continued to develop its digital offerings, resulting in being fully digital since 2015. To this day, SSI is meeting customers’ needs with an online-based system that integrates training materials, training records, dive logs, marketing, and e-communication.”