Scuba Explorer Program


Who can be an SSI Scuba Explorer

The SSI Scuba Explorer Program is a club that offers numerous diving activities for children 8 years and up.  Take direction from Captain Kelp, Puffer, and an assortment of fun diving characters and learn the appropriate skills of basic scuba diving.  Earn your Red Explorer, White Explorer, Blue Explorer, Silver Explorer, and Demo Explorer badges as you progress through skills in the pool that are appropriate for younger divers!

Scuba Rangers

What do SSI Scuba Rangers Do?

What do SSI Scuba Rangers DoSSI Scuba Explorer learns the basics of snorkeling and scuba diving in five different exciting sections.  Section 1 is all about snorkeling.  Learn how to snorkel gear fits and how to use the gear in the water.  Section 2 you will learn about the scuba equipment and how to set up your scuba unit.  Section 3 you will learn and perform skills underwater like clearing your mask of water.  Section 4 is all about the underwater world!  You will learn about the environment and underwater animals and organisms and how to protect and respect them.  Section 5 is the coolest of all!  You will demo the skills you’ve been practicing and show your family and friends how much you learned.  This is your turn to shine and perform the skills you love the best!

The adventure continues…

After completing the Demo Explorer level, students can become Scuba Explorer Club members.  Kids become part of a network of Scuba Explorers, who can then swim together, talk about scuba, and go on field trips to aquariums or movies about ocean life.

Scuba Explorers may then also specialize and learn many different types of scuba diving Specialties and earn their Scuba Explorer Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Explorer certifications.

SSI Scuba Explorer Prerequisites


  • 8+ years of age
  • Basic swimming ability
  • Completion of Scuba Explorer Manual/Workbook & DVD (New digital materials will be available soon)
SSI Scuba Explorer s Inclusions and Exclusions


  • (2) Classroom & Pool Sessions
  • Scuba Explorer Manual/Workbook, DVD and Logbook (required) New digital materials are coming soon
  • Use of Scuba Gear
  • Free digital Recognition Card or optional plastic Recognition Card ($16 additional)
  • PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive either the free digital or $16 plastic Recognition Card, the participant must have their own personal MySSI account and upload a digital photo.

Not Included:

  • Towel & Swimsuit
SSI Scuba Rangers Required Forms

Required Forms

Scuba Rangers Program
The SSI Scuba Rangers Program is a club that offers numerous diving activities for children ages 8-12.


Canceling less than one week before the starting date of your course will result in a cancellation fee.

For any questions or concerns, please ask for the Education Department at 303-789-2450 or email