Whether you’ve never been underwater or have a slew of diving hours under your belt, you’ve come to the right place. Try it — you’ll love it. Diving is easy, fun and exciting!
Discover a new world! Enjoy the freedom of gliding through the blue! Experience new adventures and explore undiscovered worlds. Make new friends! Scuba Diving is much easier than you might think! Be ready to enjoy a new challenge and dive into a new world! Scuba diving is a wonderful sport that offers everything from heart-pumping action to quiet relaxation.
SCUBA SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL GREW OUT OF THE PASSION OF A FEW AVID DIVERS WHO WERE INTENT ON MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE TO LEARN HOW TO SCUBA DIVE.
For more than 40 years, SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world. Started in 1970, SSI has expanded to include more than 30 Service Centers, is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2.500 International locations, and has materials printed in more than 30 languages.
SSI is clearly the name to trust in the diving world, and we attribute that success to our uncompromising standards and focused methodology.
You can start right now, at no cost - even before you have chosen course dates, by using this link: Start your course here, at no cost.
After creating a profile, you will get an email with your new account log in information.
1. Log in with that information and click "myTraining". (You will see a few options.)
2. Scroll down to "Scuba Diver" and click the "View First Page" Button to begin your course.
The first 3 chapters will automatically be unlocked so that you can see if scuba is right for you. You'll watch some videos, and learn some pretty cool things! Once you decide to proceed to Chapter 4, you will contact us, and we can go over course dates. We will take a $100 deposit to secure your spot in the course that works best for you. You can complete this academic portion on your own time, at your own personal pace, and from the comfort of your own home! Not only can you do this digital course from a computer, you can even do it on your iPad or similar tablet device.
The Open Water Schedule:
(Please be flexible as weather and local events may cause slight changes)
Day 1: Three hour orientation with your Instructor covering the gear you will be using, and answering any questions you may have about the training and overall experience. Ideally this is from 4:00pm -7:00pm, but can be modified if needed.
Day 2: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. We will start off in the Pool, and then explore shallow open water in the afternoon, max 40 ft.
Day 3: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. We will start off in the Pool, and then explore deeper open water in the afternoon, max 60ft.
At the end of the course you will be a Certified Open Water Diver for life!
Again, Pompano Dive Center will not charge you a deposit until you choose your course dates and proceed to Chapter 4 of the online home study. The balance will not be due until you arrive for course orientation.
We also offer numerous upgrades that might be of great value to you:
Private/Semi-Private Instruction Flex Schedule: $249.00 Additional
This ensures maximum instructor time, and allows us to cater to your specific needs. You pick the dates that work best for you, and the one-on-one time will guarantee that you feel comfortable and that the course is conducted at your pace. This is for private/semi-private groups of 2 or less. If there are two divers, the fee is split - only one fee is charged.
Base Course $399.00
Our base course would be conducted on one of our pre scheduled course dates, and you will have additional divers in the course with you.The dates for these course have already been added to our calendar and cannot be modified. Please see our Private/Semi-Private Instruction Flex Schedule if that option will work best for you.
All of our packages also include, at no additional cost:
• Instant Open Water Certification Card, on your phone !
• Boat Charters on our new Custom Dive Boats, which always have complimentary drinks and snacks.
• Instruction from one of Pompano Dive Center's experienced Instructors.
• All Rental Gear (Tanks, Scubapro Wetsuits, Weight-Integrated BCD's, and Scubapro Regulators with Dive Computers)
The only thing we require you to have of your own:
Mask, Fins, and Snorkel: We consider these “personal fit” items, and the better they fit, the better you will feel! We offer student discounts on these items, and you will have the entire length of your course to exchange any of these items for an item if we "didn't get it right" - no questions asked. Our expert associates will properly fit you for each piece of gear separately and find what fits YOU best. A comfortable diver is a happy diver, and a successful dive course starts in the shop with finding the perfect gear for you.
We are a Scubapro Platinum Dealer - a trusted brand in SCUBA for over 50 years.
If at any time you need assistance, please email, John@pompanodive.com. He is the Instructor Monitor and can unlock the course once you get to section 4 - He can also finalize any and all arrangements with you.