Become an SSI Open Water Diver with Dive BVI!



With our variety of class times and course fees, you can pick what fits your schedule and budget.                                                     

With personalized training and practice time, we make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment you need underwater. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

An Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts:


The academics are learned at your pace and convenience using SSI’s Education Management System, you can access the programs online and offline. After completion, you can attend review sessions at Dive BVI with a professional Instructor. SSI’s Online Training is available for ages 10 years old and up.

Pool Training

Next, sign up for an SSI Open Water class (Dive BVI is an SSI Diamond Dive Resort and Instructor Training Facility). For your pool and open water training, the instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment and start getting you used to your “second skin”.

Open Water Sessions

You’ll be a certified Diver after successful completion of at least 4 open-water training dives where you’ll experience what you learned in the pool or from the beach.


SSI’s Online Training – the scuba diving academics – is included in the price of your training!  If you decide to continue your education and want to become a certified diver, you will need to sign up for an SSI Open Water class with Dive BVI (Dive BVI is an SSI Diamond Dive Resort and Instructor Training Facility).  SSI’s Online Training is available for ages 10 years old and up!  Our SSI Open Water Diver program starts at $550.  Private Instruction is available.  Call or email for details!

What you need

First, you will need to complete this mandatory SSI Medical Waiver. Please print out this document and email it back to us at

You won’t need anything else to get started.  You will need a professionally-fitted mask, fins and snorkel; it is best to purchase quality equipment so we recommend getting these from us (if anything goes wrong, we’ll be able to provide repair service).

Time investment

Our goal is for you to become comfortable in the water!  Most students complete the 3-part course in a 4-5 day period. Some take a little longer, but we will not rush you through the process. We proudly follow the tenets of the SSI Diver Diamond…Knowledge, Skills, Equipment, and Experience!

The fun doesn’t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting Specialty Programs you can get involved in. It’s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. SSI will be a reliable buddy accompanying you on your way.