SSI Open Water Scuba Certification

SeaVentures teaches SSI classes, with the largest retail space in the southeast and the most experienced instructors in Georgia. We’ve been certifying open water scuba divers in the Atlanta area since 1990.

Want to try it out before you commit to the whole certification? Click here to learn more about our Try Scuba class – just $50!

If you’re looking at getting open water certified, here are the requirements to complete it with SeaVentures:

Steps to Certification
  1. Log in to MySSI, build a profile, and affiliate with SeaVentures.
  2. Come in for an orientation (approximately 1 hour) for paperwork and gear.
  3. Complete the RSTC Medical Statement, which must be printed and completed for class. If any lines are marked “Yes”, a Physician’s approval is required.
  4. Complete Digital Learning prior to class.
  5. Attend two to four days of class at the shop (depending on class format), consisting of:
    • Water Fitness Evaluation
    • Confined Water Dives (practicing skills)
    • Interactive Learning Sessions
    • Final Exam
  6. Finish with open water checkout dives – Demonstrating skills in open water (Four dives over two days total)

Ready to get started? Take a look at the benefits of getting your open water certification with SeaVentures below. Already know you’re coming to us? Register online by clicking the button below and start learning today!

You must be 10 years old or older to become open water scuba certified. Children 8 years old and up may participate in Scuba Rangers, which is a confined water program designed to prepare children for their open water certification once they turn ten. Click here for more information on Scuba Rangers.

Perks of SSI Open Water Certification

  • Your certification will never expire!
  • SSI certifications are recognized everywhere!
  • 70% of the world is underwater – get to see places that most people only dream of!

Don’t forget to watch the Gear Prep Video once you have your gear before your first class! 

Click here to watch the gear prep video.

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Reasons to Choose SeaVentures

Best Scuba Instructors in Atlanta

SeaVentures has over forty experienced instructors on staff to help with your open water scuba class!

Best Scuba Pool in Atlanta

  • Onsite

    Our pool is located inside our facility. It is just a few steps down the hall from our Classroom and Retail store.

  • Indoors

    It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing outside. We can train in our pool, rain or shine.

  • Heated between 88-90 Degrees

    You will not be learning in a COLD pool.

  • 4‘ to 12’ Deep

    You can FULLY practice ascents and descents.

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Best Scuba Classroom in Atlanta

Scuba Classroom Atlanta
  • Comfy Office Chairs

    Swivel, roll, and recline in Executive style.

  • Boardroom Table

    Plenty of space for your books and snacks.

  • 42" LCD TV

    Who says Power Point has to be boring?  We also have some awesome videos!

  • Keurig

    The coffee alone is worth the cost of the class.

  • Mini Fridge

    Chilling your favorite beverages.

The SeaVentures Custom Coach

  • Our Own 45′ Custom Private Coach

    This is how we roll.

  • Relax in Comfortable Seating

    Sit around a table with friends or enjoy the view from a window seat.

  • Move Around as Desired

    Get up, move around as desired.  Enjoy your favorite music or videos.  Have a snack.  Meet and socialize with new dive friends.

  • Sleep in a Comfortable Bed

    The SeaVentures Coach sleeps 20 travelers.  Wake up in Key Largo.

Free Unlimited Pool Practice Before Your Checkout Dives

  • Practice Skills Before Your Open Water Dives


  • Become Comfortable with All Aspects of Your Gear


  • Fine Tune Your Buoyancy


  • Meet New Dive Buddies


Largest Scuba Retail Store in Georgia

  • 8,000 Square Foot Retail & Aquatic Center


  • An Award Winning Dive Center


  • Equipment Fit Guarantee

    Our retail store is just steps away from our pool.  If something doesn’t feel right, fit right, or work right, we will keep swapping it out until we get it right.  We guarantee your satisfaction.

  • Open Water Student Gear Packages

    Our Student Packages are 15%-18% Off MSRP.

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