WHY TAKE A
Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world.
No matter where you choose to dive, your certification will be recognized and accepted.
In fact, on most scuba diving adventures you’ll be surrounded by other divers who made the same certification choice you did – to train with the world’s largest and most respected scuba diving training organization,
To serve the needs of divers worldwide, translations of materials are available in over 28 languages.
WHY STUDY IN
THE BAY ISLANDS,
Islas de las Bahia (the Bay Islands) are part of the 2nd largest reef in the world, the Meso American Barrier Reef, and feature vibrant corals, multi-colored tropical fish, sponges as big as refrigerators and pelagics such as manta rays, sea turtles and whale sharks.
The Bay Islands are actually the mountaintops of an underwater mountain range called the Bonacca Ridge.
Divers enjoy warm tropical waters year-round, warm and friendly people, and great visibility! The primary languages are English and Spanish which makes getting around a breeze!
No island in the Caribbean offers more distinctive or easily accessible dive sites than Utila. Our reefs and drop-offs are packed with colorful marine life and ideally suited for novices and experts alike.
You can see virtually every creature that lives in the Caribbean – whether you’re snorkeling near the surface, diving Utila's grand walls, or swimming through the Halliburton wreck.
Utila Cays Diving is the ONLY shop located near the NORTH side of the island, which means we are already half-way to the BEST sites in the Bay Islands!
An indispensable tool for unexpected emergencies
REACT RIGHT is SSI s Emergency Training Program. Learn the "How-To" of First Aid, CPR and Oxygen administration in diving emergencies as well as emergency assessment, so that any emergency situation can be evaluated properly.
Enrolling a REACT RIGHT program will increase your diving safety and comfort significantly. Also SSI and other training agencies require a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate as a prerequisite for the Diver Stress & Rescue certification.
15 years old (12 years old for Junior Rescue Diver)
(Junior) Adventure Diver (with Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive) (or qualifying certification from another organization
Be trained and current for first-aid and CPR within the previous two years (EFR or other agency) or add this.
Teaching materials, Taxes, Reef Fees, Professional Instruction and Diving certification
DIVE GUIDE (DG)
This program is using practical application and background information. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. SSI Dive Guides can lead and guide certified divers. Additionally, after passing the Snorkeling Instructor program, a Dive Guide can teach and issue Snorkeling certifications.
Taxes, Reef Fees and Professional Instruction
Dive Guide plus the Science of Diving program equals Divemaster. Divemasters can assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. This brings valuable experience for all future diving carriers!
Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver
Minimum age: 18 years old
Logged 40 scuba dives
Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care Training within 24 months
Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
OWN Scuba Gear is HIGHLY recommended
at least 3 weeks
Taxes, Reef Fees and Professional Instruction (and Diving certification)