START DIVING THE WORLD IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS.

step 1

Get Smart

Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver eLearning course and master all the important academic information. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.  All eLearning courses work on mobile and tablet devices too.

step 2

Get Wet

For entry-level certification courses (as well as some continuing-education classes), the next step will be to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water, under the supervision of an SDI Instructor.

step 3

Go Diving

The final step is to complete the required number of SDI open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.

Already a certified diver and want to expand your experience?

SDI's online e-Learning courses can make it easy to expand your knowledge and experience from the comfort of your home. Click a course below to sign up now!

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