SSI specialties will help you get the skills and experience you need to dive some of the worlds best dive sites. Weather your passion is taking photos, understanding the science of diving, marine conservation or exploring wrecks there will be an SSI specialty for you.
As you achieve these specialty certifications, you'll also earn points towards the SSI recognition levels.
SSI Boat Diving Specialty
Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Become an SSI boat diver. You will learn all the skills and techniques you need to dive safely and comfortably from a variety of boats, including small personal craft and liveaboards.
SSI Decompression Diving Specialty
Are you interested in learning how to extend your dive beyond the traditional no-decompression limits? Do you want to understand and use more of your dive computer’s features? Then the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty is for you!
SSI Deep Diving Specialty
Are you ready to become a deep diver and explore deeper wrecks, coral-encrusted walls, reefs and more? Many exciting dive sites lie in deep waters and the SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you how to get there – safely and with confidence.
SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty
Become a dry suit diver and you can dive comfortably all year, anywhere in the world. It is the best way to extend your dive season, keep warm and explore cold water dive sites with ease.
SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty
Do you want to extend your dive time and explore the dive sites you love for longer? Join the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox specialty program and become a nitrox diver! This is the perfect course to get the most out of your dive time, especially on multi-dive days, and helps minimize diver fatigue.
SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty
Learn how to choose, maintain and store your diving equipment for maximum performance and longevity. Get the most from your dive equipment on every dive!
SSI Navigation Specialty
Underwater navigation is a crucial dive skill, but it does not need to be difficult. Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going.
SSI Night & Limited Visibility Specialty
Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night.
Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program and you will learn all you need to dive safely at night or in limited visibility. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty certification.
SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty
Glide through the ocean effortlessly, extend your dive time, reduce your air consumption and more with the SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty. No matter what your diving interest, having perfect buoyancy is the key to success.
SSI Photo & Video Specialty
Learn how to take underwater photos of your dive highlights and explore the fun and addictive world of underwater photography and videography!
SSI Science of Diving Specialty
Expand your dive knowledge and gain a better understanding of your equipment, physics, the aquatic environment and more with the online SSI Science of Diving specialty.
SSI Scooter / DPV Diving Specialty
Do you want to dive for longer, explore further and cover a large area? The SSI Scooter/DPV Specialty program is the best course for you!
Your legs can only take you so far, but with an underwater scooter or diver propulsion vehicle (DPV), you can enjoy easy diving every time. Start this specialty today!
SSI Search & Rescue Specialty
Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program! You will learn all you need to find lost items underwater with ease.
Become a search and recovery diver now and be the dive buddy everyone wants by their side.
SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Specialty
Diver stress is a major cause of diving accidents, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. Join the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program and learn how to help yourself and other divers stay safe.
SSI Waves, Tides & Currents Specialty
Water motion can have a huge effect on your diving. Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. You will learn all you need to dive safely and comfortably in currents, waves, rivers and from shore.
SSI Wreck Diving Specialty
Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with this SSI wreck diving course.
SSI React Right Specialty
Learn how to manage dive emergencies and treat injuries as a first responder with our React Right specialty. This in-depth emergency first response course includes first aid, CPR skills, oxygen administration and much more!
SSI Gas Blender Specialty
Are you interested in the art of mixing gasses for your dive adventures? The SSI Gas Blender program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to blend nitrox and helium-based mixed gas blends. Since this is a non-diving program, certification is open to divers and non-divers alike. If you enjoy math, precision, and technical accuracy, this course is for you.
Why Learn with Ocean Quest
Ocean Quest has been teaching people to scuba dive for almost 25 years, having been established in 1998. Based in Cardiff, Swansea and Porthcawl our instructors have taught thousands of others to dive all over the world and have dived all four corners of the world themselves.
Ocean Quest is an award winning scuba diving training centre and South Wales' oldest too, so you couldn't be in more experienced hands. Dive in now!
Our prices are fully inclusive, including:
- Fully Qualified Professional Instruction
- All Scuba Diving equipment hire
- Cylinder tanks and air fills
- Comprehensive Professional Centre Insurance