SSI Scuba Diving Courses
with the Jonathan Cruiser Team
To learn to dive is easy and fun. Phuket is a great place to do this. We offer diving courses from try dives and beginner programs right up to SSI Dive Control Specialist (DiveCon) level. We teach in small groups to make our courses more personal, fun and friendly.
If you already are a certified diver, but want to improve your diving knowledge and skills, or get a more advanced scuba diving card for dive insurance and liability purposes, the SSI Continuing Education system, with provides a fast, efficient and enjoyable way to achieve your goals.
If your goal is to become a dive professional, the SSI Dive Control Specialist program is a rigorous and cost-effective way to gain what effectively amounts to Assistant Instructor status in most other organizations. As SSI (Scuba Schools International) is the fastest growing diver training organization in Thailand and already the largest diver training organization in Australia, as well as growing rapidly elsewhere too, the demand for SSI Dive Leaders such as SSI DiveCons is growing faster than supply.
WHO ARE SSI?
Scuba Schools International (SSI) were founded in 1970, four years after PADI, by diver training legend Bob Clark. Among Bob's many, many accomplishments was that he as a first in the industry introduced training in Open Water as a requirement for diver certification and he also introduced the first integrated multimedia approach to diver training in 1974. In 2008, scuba diving industry legends Robert Stoss (formerly of Scubapro and Seemann Sub) and Doug McNeese took over Scuba Schools International, and since then a period of rapid growth and exciting change has gripped the organization.
SSI forms part of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) together with SDI, PADI and a few other select organizations. SSI also forms part of RSTC Europe together with the above and e.g. DAN (Divers Alert Network) Europe. In the latter organization, minimum safety standards have been agreed. SSI Europe are also a founding member of the European Underwater Federation (EUF), where other members include among others NAUI Europe, BSAC (the British Sub Aqua Club), PADI International, PADI Europe, PADI Nordic, Sukeltajaliitto, SSDF (Svenska Sportdykarförbundet), NOB (Nederlandse Onderwatersport Bond), VDST (Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher E.V.), DAN and many other fine organizations. The European Underwater Federation assesses diver training based on the new European Standards (CEN) for diving. These standards have been further refined to ISO standards.
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