The Open Water Program

Take the only OW Program in the industry that is designed to cover everything the new diver needs to know. Understand the first four rules of scuba, basic human physiology, full dive planning techniques, proper buoyancy control. This is not just a course for a certification card, but rather, a comprehensive scuba training program to teach you to be the safest diver possible. Progress from the classroom, to the pool, and then on to the open water for an amazing application based educational program..all with SafeAir© Learn to dive the right way. the SSA way! Realistically, to become a certified diver you can expect to spend between $300 to $900 on tuition, rentals, some of your own personal equipment, boat trips and educational tools no matter where you take your classes. No other store in Southern California has the depth of staff and experience like Scuba Schools of America.


The Advanced Open Water Program

Now it’s time to polish your newly developed skills from the Open Water Program. Dive efficiently by leaning Advanced Dive Planning, Advanced Diver Physiology, Night Diving, Wreck Diving, Deep Diving, and Advanced Navigation. All dives are done on oxygen enriched SafeAir©. This is an application based program…so be prepared to dive..a lot! This program teaches to dive like a pro. Guaranteed! These classes are kept small to assure personalized attention by your teaching professional at SSA. “Quality… not Quantity”


The SafeAir© Voodoo Gas Program

SafeAir, or Oxygen Enriched Air, is designed to make your dives safer? period! Dive with less nitrogen and more oxygen. Think of all the benefits of diving with less nitrogen? Dive longer, dive more, dive with less exertion, clear easier, dive with cleaner breathing gas, keep your head clearer, or progress into the rebreather program. The SafeAir© Program is usually taught at the Open Water level to assure the safety of all divers.


The Specialty Diver Programs

It is now your choice which direction your training takes you. The possibilities are endless. Just look at the list:

Advanced Wreck
Marine Archeology
Technical Diver
Gas Blender
Gas Technician
Dive Master
Rescue Diver
AED Class
Diver Sign Language
Advanced Physiology
Computer Diver
Oil Rig Diver
Drift Diver
Lobster Hunter
Scuba Rangers
O2 Administration
Hazardous Marine Life
1st Aid for Divers

The Professional Instructor Program

This is the only full time, organized, instructor program for Scuba Schools International in Southern California. Learn all of the skills that you will need to make it in todayís competitive diving industry. Start in the classroom and cover all of the specialty programs available. Move to the pool and practice teach with your peers. You are taken through all of the repair and technical clinics offered by the major manufactures. You will also progress into the “Business of Diving” program. This is not a program to certify you to teach mask clearing..this is a program for the true teaching professional.
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