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.


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.





-SSI Online Learning:

As soon as you register for a SSI freediving training in the world, you will have access to manuals and exams from home. You can then study at your own pace before heading to your SSI training center.

-Dive SSI App on Apple and Androids: 

The app gives you access to all your scuba diving and freediving certifications so you don’t need to worry about losing your plastic cards anymore or having to carry them with you all the time. You can also study your next Freediving Course up to 6 months in advance and feel 100% ready. You will have access to your SSI courses through your smart phone, tablet or computer from any places as the app work offline as well. The courses are available in lots of languages. The app include a log book, diving videos, dive center and buddy research tool.

-SSI quality records:

SSI Freediving agency where instructors must teach through a dive center where skills, equipment, safety will respect high standards to ensure the best quality of training. To do so SSI email students after their courses with a feedback form and will verify the training quality provided by the Freediving Instructor.

-SSI diving and teaching experience:

For more than 40 years, SSI has provided training, scuba diving, freediving 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 a name to trust in the diving world, and most of divers attribute that success to the uncompromising standards and focused methodology.

-SSI Record Keeping:

It can happen that due to a cold, illness, or simply not enough time, a student can not complete all physical skills to complete a course and get certified. No problem! The school will keep a training record for 5 years, you can simply come back or go to a other school to finish it without having to start from the beginning.

-SSI Freediving Specialties:

Only going up and down a line is not enough to become a strong Freediver. SSI offers specialities such as Dry Training, which will boost your knowledge and training routine to achieve longer and deeper dives. The Monofin course will give you all techniques to understand and perfect the famous dolphin style and your SSI instructor will explain you how to choose the monofin which fit you best. Free Immersion and Constant No Fins specialities has been created for freedivers who want to achieve great swimming techniques and might prepare for their first freediving competition. SSI Freediving offers other specialities such as Night dive/Low visibility Freediving, Variable weight and more.