Updated Classified Diving Program

by    DiveSSI    26th August 2020
The SSI Classified Diving program provides adaptive training to students with limited mobility and/or sensory disorders

SSI is excited to announce that it has updated the entire Classified Diving Program. These updates include new standards, a new instructor manual, and unique skill descriptions with best practice techniques for adaptive diving.

The SSI Classified Diving program provides adaptive training to students with limited mobility and/or sensory disorders, allowing them to dive with one or more Classified Dive Buddies, or a Classified Dive Professional. Through this program, individuals with disabilities or limited mobility who are medically cleared by a physician can experience the thrill of scuba diving, first in a pool/confined water environment, then potentially in the open water.

The student-centered SSI Classified Diving program is designed specifically for individuals who may not be able to meet some of the autonomous diver skill requirements for an SSI Open Water Diver certification. SSI Classified Diving Instructors know how to adapt the SSI Open Water Diver program and training materials to meet their students' specific needs. All Classified Diving students still complete every skill evaluation from the Open Water Diver program; however, based on their capabilities, particular techniques may change, and assistance is permitted to perform the skills.

Summary of the Classified Diving Program:

  • There are 3 Classified Diver Levels based on the diver’s abilities:
    • Level 1 – Must dive with a certified Classified Dive Buddy
    • Level 2 – Must dive with two (2) certified Classified Dive Buddies
    • Level 3 – Must dive with two (2) certified Classified Dive Buddies and one (1) Classified Dive Professional
  • The Classified Dive Buddy certification qualifies an SSI Stress & Rescue diver or higher to dive with a certified Classified Diver level 1, 2, and 3.

The SSI Classified Diving program is more than just teaching adaptive diving techniques. This program was designed to create a network of Classified Divers, Buddies, and professionals so everyone can safely experience the thrill of scuba diving.

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DiveSSI
Date
26th August 2020
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admin on Sep 17th 2020
Hello Enrico, please contact our customer support at info@divessi.com Thanks and have a nice day!
Enrico Ascani on Sep 12th 2020
I'm a HSA dive buddy can I ask SSI to recognize my certification as a classified diver buddy?
admin on Aug 28th 2020
Hello Eric, please go to your affiliated Training Center or contact our customer support at info@divessi.com - they will help you!
Eric Bovelander on Aug 27th 2020
I’m very interested to participate in this program, and to become a SSI Classified Diving Pro As an SSI Active DM I’d like to recieve information, I’m also already a DDI Pro Kind regards, greatings from Holland 👌

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