Science of Diving Specialty Course in Denver

The A-1 Science of Diving Program

Why take this course?

This program 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.

What You’ll Learn and Need for the Course

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The Science of Diving adventure starts by completing the Section Reviews in your digital online manual and taking the online final exam. No worries, you can take it as many times as is needed to pass.  Next, you’ll attend one of our scheduled online learning sessions where the instructor will review; calculating SAC rates, how to use a dive table, equipment specific to a wreck dive, marine life injuries, and answer any questions you may have about the material. This course is designed to complement the SSI Divemaster program, or can be taken as a standalone course for those who really want to get into the scientific details of diving.

How long will it take?

  • The online session: approximately 1 hour

What will you need?


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  • Show proof of being an SSI Referral diver, Open Water diver or hold an equivalent certification from another recognized training agency.
    • Unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the program without the necessary proof of certification
  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Have a personal MySSI account.  Be sure to upload a digital photo to your account and enter a complete address. (You’ll need this in order to access your online learning material.)

The A-1 instructor will send you a confirmation email one week prior to the online course and request you send the completed documents found using the link above.  This is necessary in order to process your online specialty certification.

Science of Diving

You don’t have to travel far, you can get this online specialty at A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center

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Course Includes:

  • Online learning material and digital certification card
  • Online Session to review the materials, online exam, and answer questions

Private Request
This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment.
Includes a 1 hour online course overview and Science of Diving specialty and the online digital materials
E-KIT Only
  • Science of Diving Course digital manual
  • Free updates for life
  • Free digital online Snorkel Diver manual
  • Free digital online Try Freediving Manual
  • Free digital online Try Scuba Manual
  • Free digital Blue Oceans program
  • *Does not include the Science of Diving Specialty

    FREE Recognition Cards!

    Once you complete two SSI specialties, and digitally log 12 dives, you will automatically be sent (for Free) the digital Level 2/Specialty Diver Recognition card. Once you complete four SSI Specialties, and digitally log 24 dives, you’ll automatically receive the digital Level 3/Advanced Diver Recognition card.

    To receive special pricing on multiple specialties, please call us at 303-789-2450.