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High Sierra Divers Scuba Classes "I looked into the sea with the same sense of trespass that I have felt on every dive. A modest canyon opened below, full of dark green weeds, black sea urchins and small flower like white algae. Fingerlings browsed the scene. The sand sloped down into a clear, blue infinity. The sun struck so brightly I had to squint. My arms hanging at my sides, I kicked the fins languidly and traveled down, gaining speed, watching the beach reeling past. I stopped kicking and the momentum carried me on a fabulous glide."

- Jacques Cousteau on his first scuba dive in 1943

Beginning Classes

Begin Scuba

Basic Open Water - Our Traditional Time Proven Class

Join thousands of Scuba Divers who enjoy the thrill and adventure of Diving. Diving offers a lifetime of exciting adventure and the ideal way to begin that adventure is with SSI's Open Water Diver course. Our time-tested approach makes it easy. Diving offers a lifetime of exciting adventure.

Under the guidance of our professional instructors, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of underwater exploration.

Knowledge: SSI's modular, six-session teaching system includes a video, manual, study guide, DiveLog and dive tables. And with SSI's home study approach, you will be able to minimize your time in the classroom allowing for more time in the water developing ability and comfort.

Skills: In multiple pool and open water session, you will practice scuba skills with SSI's exclusive 'Comfort Through Repetition' teaching method. Some of the skills you will learn include:
  • Moving in the water with ease
  • Breathing normally under water
  • Controlling buoyancy so you neither descend nor ascend
  • The easiest ways to enter and exit the water
  • Getting water out of your mask, or mask clearing
Equipment: Since you can't dive without equipment, there is extensive information on scuba equipment including:
  • Selecting the best diving equipment for your needs and budget
  • Adjusting your equipment for comfort, convenience, and performance
  • Maintaining your equipment to extend its life and improve performance

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