Online Learning Home-school Specials (all digital manuals are discounted)

As we all navigate these uncertain times we’ve created a few opportunities to help you start or continue your diving education, while at home, with one of our many online digital course manuals.  Once the current restrictions are lifted, we’ll contact you and let you know the available dates for the diving portion of the course.

PACKAGE 1 – PURCHASE THE OPEN WATER COURSE MANUAL AND RECEIVE $30 OFF THE COURSE FEE WHEN YOU SIGN UP!     TOTAL SAVINGS OF $52

PACKAGE 2 – PURCHASE ANY SPECIALTY MANUAL AND RECEIVE THE SCIENCE OF DIVING MANUAL AND SPECIALTY FOR FREE!  TOTAL SAVINGS OF $80

PACKAGE 3 – PURCHASE THE SHARK, TURTLE, MANTA & RAY ECOLOGY AND FISH ID MANUALS AND RECEIVE THE SCIENCE OF DIVING MANUAL AND SPECIALTY FOR FREE.  YOU’LL ALSO RECEIVE  A CAGE DIVE AT THE DENVER DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM  FOR HALF PRICE AND FREE ONE-DAY ADMISSION THAT DAY!   TOTAL SAVINGS OF $200

PLEASE NOTE:  PACKAGE 1 & 3 – SIMPLY PURCHASE THE DIGITAL MANUAL(S) NOW AND WHEN YOU’RE READY TO CHOOSE A COURSE OR SHARK CAGE DIVE, SIMPLY CALL THE DIVE STORE AT (303) 789-2450.  PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

Since 1959 we’ve introduced thousands of people to the wonders of the underwater world. When you learn to scuba dive, it’s fun, allows you to go to some amazing places, and the perfect activity for the adventuresome. For many, it’s “changed their lives forever!” Get started today!

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Turtle Ecology

Sea Turtle Ecology

This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. You will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

SEE PACKAGE 3 SPECIAL – PURCHASE THE MANTA & RAY, SHARK, TURTLE ECOLOGY AND FISH ID DIGITAL MANUALS AND RECEIVE HALF OF THE SHARK/TURTLE CAGE DIVE AT THE DENVER DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM.  FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

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Shark Ecology

Shark Ecology

Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. You will earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

SEE PACKAGE 3 SPECIAL – PURCHASE THE MANTA & RAY, SHARK, TURTLE ECOLOGY AND FISH ID DIGITAL MANUALS AND RECEIVE HALF OF THE SHARK/TURTLE CAGE DIVE AT THE DENVER DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM.  FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

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Manta and Ray Ecology

Manta & Ray Ecology

Rays and their close relative, sharks, have been around for hundreds of thousands of years.  In this course you’ll explore what makes a ray a ray, distinguish how they differ from sharks, located where they live, discover what they eat, and learn how to identify one ray from another.  You will earn the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

SEE PACKAGE 3 SPECIAL – PURCHASE THE MANTA & RAY, SHARK, TURTLE ECOLOGY AND FISH ID DIGITAL MANUALS AND RECEIVE HALF OF THE SHARK/TURTLE CAGE DIVE AT THE DENVER DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM.  FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

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Fish Identification

Fish Identification

The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify the common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish. You will earn the SSI Fish Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.

SEE PACKAGE 3 SPECIAL – PURCHASE THE MANTA & RAY, SHARK, TURTLE ECOLOGY AND FISH ID DIGITAL MANUALS AND RECEIVE HALF OF THE SHARK/TURTLE CAGE DIVE AT THE DENVER DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM.  FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

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Coral Identification

Coral Identification

Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species. You will earn the SSI Coral Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.

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Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course

Enriched Air Nitrox

The Enriched Air Diver Nitrox course is our most popular specialty course, and it’s easy to see why. First, it’s a non-diving specialty but most of all, diving with enriched air Nitrox increases your bottom time and reduces the amount of nitrogen in your system. Everyone wants more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

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Science of Diving

Science of Diving Specialty Course – FREE (see Package 2 & 3 at the top of this page)

This (non-diving specialty) provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs.

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Stress and Rescue Diver

Stress and Rescue Specialty Diver

The best buddy you can have is one who can manage themselves, prevent emergencies and solve problems. Our SSI Stress and Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding your diving knowledge and experience.

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Diving Emergency Management Provider Program (DEMP)

A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger diving emergency requiring first aid care. Complete your home study now!

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Scuba Skills Update

Scuba Skills Update

Our Scuba Skills Update provides the perfect opportunity to review and practice important skills you learned in your Open Water Diver program, while under the guidance of an A-1 diving professional.

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Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course

Safe and effective divers understand how every aspect of their dive is influenced by proper buoyancy control – including gas consumption, weighting, physical effort and depth control. The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program prepares you for your journey by improving your buoyancy control and comfort in the water, and ensures you have an enjoyable diving experience.

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Night and Limited Visibility Diver

Night & Limited Visibility Specialty Course

Your dive adventure doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down, or if your only option for a dive site is a lake or quarry where visibility is limited by the clarity of the water. This kind of diving requires additional training and experience, from how to manage underwater lights to buddy team management. Earning your SSI Night and Limited Visibility certification give you access to an entirely new range of diving opportunities and experiences.

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Navigation Diver Specialty Course

Navigation Specialty Course

Understanding how to navigate a dive site increases your comfort and confidence during your underwater adventures. Advanced navigation skills enable you and your buddy to safely navigate the dive from start to finish. By using a compass or observing your natural surroundings, you will learn the navigation skills necessary to master your marine environment.

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Search & Recovery Diver

Search & Recovery Specialty Course

Have you ever seen someone lose their mask or a fin when they jump into the water? Ocean, lakes and rivers are dynamic environments, and sometimes things get lost. Finding and recovering lost objects is an advanced skill, and requires careful thought and dive planning. SSI’s Search and Recovery Program provides in-depth information on the necessary equipment, skills, knowledge and experience required to execute a recreational search and recovery operation for small to medium sized objects.

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Deep Diver Specialty Course

Deep Diving Specialty Course

Many of the more exciting, intriguing dive sites are found in deeper water. To plan your dives properly you must first know how to prevent any of the potential risks involved in deep diving. This course will provide you with the information to make deep dives comfortably and confidently.

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Dry Suit Diver

Dry Suit Diving Specialty Course

Great dive experiences are not limited to tropical reefs or the warm and sunny summer months. With the proper exposure protection, you can make diving a year-round activity, and experience the amazing diversity of a kelp forest, explore freshwater lakes and rivers, or dive between two continental plates. The SSI Dry Suit Diving program teaches you the new skills needed to dive with a dry suit, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your new equipment.

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