SSI is an organisation that writes standards and guidelines and make sure that they are followed by schools and instructors in Freediving, Scuba diving, Technical diving. SSI has over 2,500 schools, 35 regional centers, and offices all over the world.
WHAT FREEDIVING CERTIFICATION INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED MEANS?
All underwater sports can be potentially dangerous and this include of course Freediving. Until a few years ago Freediving was unregulated and potentially dangerous because no outlines were followed. Now more agencies wrote regulations, standards and designed teaching programs and proper courses and materials. This ensures that the sport is much safer and allow Freediving instructors to find jobs around the world. To be internationally recognised diving education company needs the approval from one of those agencies:
The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) was founded in 1999 and is dedicated to creating minimum diving standards for the various diving certification agencies across the world.
The European Underwater Federation (EUF) is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of diver training organisations operating in both the not for profit and for profit sectors within Europe.
If you want to make sure that your certification will be accepted in every freediving school around the world, simply ask if those agencies recognised it. If you got your diving education from an unrecognised system, you need to apply for a crossover course.
FREEDIVING CERTIFICATIONS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD:
-SSI – PADI – APNEA ACADEMY – CMAS – Fii – PFI – AIDA
WHY SSI IS AN EXCELLENT FREEDIVING EDUCATION?