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SSI Waves, Tides and Currents

What is the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Course?

Diving in currents opens up a world of new dive sites that often host the most spectacular marine life. Go shore diving and you will discover the simplicity of just walking off the beach and exploring your favourite dive sites with ease. But wave, tides and currents can impact your dives and affect your safety if you do not know how to handle them.

The SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty will enhance your dive skills and understanding, so you can enjoy diving in different environments safely and with confidence. You will gain a better understanding of dynamic open water environments and learn about the environmental conditions that affect different dive sites. You will also practice diving from shore, in currents or in rivers to earn the specialty certification. 

What will I learn?

Learn the skills and techniques needed to safely and comfortably conduct dives in waves, tides, and currents

Learn about environmental conditions that affect dive sites

Practice evaluating and diving from shore, in currents, or in rivers

SSI Waves, Tides and Currents – What are the Requirements?

2 open water dives

Minimum of 10 years old

SSI Open Water Diver or equivalent

How Much Will it Cost?

This must be purchased as part of one of our trips or organised dives to a drift location (cost of trip is additional)

Without kit hire: £225

With kit hire: £275

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