The fun doesn’t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! If you have decided that diving is a sport you want to really immerse yourself in, then it is time for you to discover our Continuing Education program.

Becoming an Scuba Schools International (SSI) Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure due to worldwide recognition. With personalized training, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use.

The SSI Open Water Diver course consists of academic and in-water training sessions, both in the pool and in open water. 

Enrolling in a specialty course is a great way to hone your skills and learn some new ones. Continuing Education is exciting and limitless. Choose your personal combination of training and diving experience to reach your diving goals today! Each Specialty Program will provide you certain benefits and gets you one step closer to your Ultimate Dive Experience. Our goal is to prepare you for the adventure that lies ahead, as well as make sure you have a good time doing it! The SSI Continuing Education Program uses a flexible approach. You only need to take the Specialty Programs that are of interest to you. You’ll be confident and comfortable so you can dive independently of your instructor, and really enjoy yourself. Each of our Specialty Programs focuses on the proper knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience required to help you become a proficient diver.
Taking a specific number of SSI Specialties and continuing your pursuit of dives, allows you to earn higher levels of diver ratings. SSI’s ratings are the only ratings in the industry that combine training and experience requirements, proving that SSI ratings are truly earned. SSI´s certifications are recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless. It is up to you to decide how far you want to go.

Imagine sharing your love of diving with others! Ask us today about all the exciting Dive Professional programs in which you can be involved. It’s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures!


Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies!



Be ready for your next underwater adventure by enrolling in specialty scuba diving courses. Our goal is to prepare you for the adventure that lies ahead, as well as make sure you have a good time doing it!

Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies!

The SSI Diver Stress & Rescue program will teach you about accident prevention and how to handle situations that might occur. You will learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems on the surface and underwater.


– What Is Stress?
– Stress In Diving: Causes And Prevention
– Detecting And Dealing With Stress
– Accident Management
– Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues
– Conditions That Complicate Rescues

This intensive specialty course runs over three days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water.

Classroom session:
Tuesday May 30th
6:00 – 8:00pm
Blue Oasis Dive Centre
1108-B Henderson Hwy

Pool Sessions:
Monday June 5th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Elmwood Kildonan Pool
909 Concordia Ave

Open Water:
Saturday June 10th
11:00 – 3:00 pm
Miller’s Beach, West Hawk Lake

As a prerequisite for certification, you should have a valid CPR and First Aid card. An Oxygen Provider certificate would be considered an asset.

If rental equipment is required, we can provide this for the pool and open water for a course rate of $90.00.

ourse fee: $200
Education Materials: $50

Course fees include online education materials, classroom, pool and open water sessions, SSI Stress & Rescue specialty certification card and ongoing advice.

Contact us to register today!

**Accommodations, meals and transportation to and from West Hawk Lake are the responsibility of the diver, but we are happy to make recommendations.**