Learn to Scuba Dive

Warning - learning to dive is addictive, once you start you will not want to stop!! 

The underwater environment is exciting, each dive offers the opportunity of encounters with the wonderful and in many ways strange marine life. Each dive is completely different so you can return to the same site and still see something new. The waters around our shores are teeming with fascinating life and overseas you can see coral gardens, whale sharks, manta rays and so much more. 

Perhaps Blue Planet II has inspired you to explore the Underwater World.

We strongly recommend that you start with a Try Scuba Experience so that you can determine whether the Underwater World is for you - we fully understand if you feel slightly nervous about dipping your head underwater; our experienced teaching team have helped many people take their first steps. 

If you've already successfully completed a Try Scuba Experience and would like to continue, then the next step is the Entry Level Open Water course.

Why Train with Us?

We're proud to be an Scuba Schools International (SSI) SSI Diamond Dive Centre. For more than 45 years, SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world. Started in 1970, SSI has expanded to include more than 30 Service Centers, and is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2,800 International locations. 

SSI programs provide an underwater experience that brings people together as they learn the value of communication and cooperation, both above and below the surface. The SSI range of programs is one of the most effectively designed and thoroughly tested diver education systems in the world. There are four distinct components to the underpinning Training Philosphy:

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge replaces anxiety and fear with correct information. There are many ways you can start an SSI program — traditional training, home study or online training. No matter which way you decide to take the program, it will be taught the same way — using the SSI Total Teaching System. During interactive review sessions, your SSI Dive Professional will teach you how “land value” — what you learn out of the water — relates to “water value” — what you do with information in the water.

SKILLS

The best way to learn essential skills is through continuous and correct repetition. The goal of this repetition is to learn the skills so well that they can be performed automatically, and without conscious thought. This is SSI's signature water training method: ”Comfort Through Repetition.” We believe it is vital to take plenty of practice time to develop the skills necessary to become a competent and comfortable diver. Your SSI Dive Professional will lead you through a series of comprehensive skill exercises for you to practice until they become second nature.

EQUIPMENT

We want you to be comfortable with every phase of your training. Your SSI Dive Professional will teach the class as if you will become a diver and make the investment in your own equipment. While the decision to invest in your own equipment is ultimately yours, our years of experience have taught us that the easiest way for you to become a diver is in your own high-quality Total Diving System. Understanding how to operate your own equipment ensures you enjoy every minute of every dive, and that you don't waste time learning how to operate unfamiliar or ill-fitting equipment. This increases your diving ability, and adds an element of well-being and confidence to your experiences. If you choose not to purchase your Total Diving System, the best way to get started is in your own personal Snorkeling and Exposure Systems. Your SSI Dive Professional will work with you to carefully select the appropriate equipment that is right for you.

EXPERIENCE

Training develops knowledge and skills, but the only way to get real experience as a diver is to go diving! This is why SSI encourages you to participate in more open water dives during your training than just the minimum required number. The more you dive, the more you will enjoy the sport. So, get out there, explore new worlds, meet new friends and see why diving with an SSI Dive Center is “The Ultimate Dive Experience!”

 The benefit of learning to dive with us ..........all our training is conducted in small groups so we can adjust the pace of learning to meet your needs, we aim to make learning fun and whenever possible we conduct our open water dives in the sea at Selsey. 


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