HOW DOES FREE ONLINE TRAINING FOR THE OPEN WATER DIVER PROGRAM WORK?
For more than 40 years, SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world. SSI has 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.
International Headquarters is where the important standardization of SSI diving certification and education happens. This is where SSI Training Standards are written, and where the skills and techniques for SSI courses are created. This is also where we produce educational materials and, with the help of our Service Centers, translate them into many languages.
SSI Service Centers
SSI's Service Centers oversee and service the Dive Centers, Dive Resorts and Dive Professionals of the assigned area.
SSI Dive Centers and Dive Resorts
These professional businesses operate a scuba diving or freediving school for diver and dive professional training, as well as provide a variety of diving vacations both local and destination for their customers. Our network of Dive Centers and Dive Resorts around the world, where you can learn how to scuba- or freedive or further your diving education and experience, is extensive.
In 1949, Ludovico Mares designed and manufactured his first masks and spearguns with one dream and purpose in mind: To share his unbridled passion for the sea and diving with the rest of the world. At its birth, Mares was just one small factory in Rapallo, but now, only 60 years later, the Italian based company dominates the scuba diving world, and is at the forefront of new and innovative dive technologies. Over the past six decades, Mares has come a long way, by achieving new goals, taking diving to new and extreme heights and depths. The Mares name represents only the best in dive products.
Guided by this principle, Mares has become a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of state-of-the-art diving equipment, and continually sets new industry standards. The constant investment in innovation, the unceasing, patient research in the field of manufacturing materials and processes, combined with the expertise of our staff and a creative, professional approach grants Mares its leading position and makes our brand a synonym of quality, safety and reliability. The best of Mares is wrapped up in every product to meet the needs of each single diver. Enjoy diving with advanced performance through superior technology: this is our mission.
Discover all that Mares has to offer: you will find a collection of new fantastic products where superior technology and emotion is at the core.
But this result wouldnt have been possible without our undisputed love for the sea, an all-encompassing vocation rooted in the history of our legendary founder that is felt powerfully by everyone at Mares. Although we manufacture our products using state-of-the-art machinery and use the most sophisticated electronic equipment, the core of our business and the spark that makes everything happen is still the same today as it was 60 years ago: Passion. Come and discover the Mares world, all you need to do is... Just add water.