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Dive Into The Blue
Learn to Dive
Mares Happy
Mares Happy
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Mares Dive Center Phillippines
Mares Power Plana Fins
Power Plana Fins - The Mares tech fin
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  • Made of high-quality natural rubber
  • Bungee strap
  • Full shape foot pocket
Mares Power Puck Pro
Mares Puck Pro
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  • Slim design for a perfect fit
  • Large display for superior readability
  • Intuitive user interface


FREE Online Dive Training with West Marine's Partner, SSI


  1. Register: To start the FREE online program you must first register. We need your first name, last name, date of birth, email address and zip code. This is the information we need to record your progress and connect you with the closest SSI Dive Center. The SSI Dive Center will be notified of your registration (with your permission). They are there to help you every step of the way and can answer any of your questions or concerns.
  2. The program: Focuses on the academics needed to become a SCUBA diver.
  3. Completion of the online academics: If you want to further your scuba training, you will need to visit your chosen SSI Dive Center & sign up for a Scuba Diving course. Once the dive center has signed you up they will have an access code to retrieve and apply your academic training to your scuba class.
  4. Dive Center Sign up: When you go to sign up for your class, make sure the dive center is a certified Scuba Schools International Dive Center or Resort. They are the only ones that can credit you for the online academics you have completed.
  5. Get Certified and GO DIVING!
Register for SSI Online Servieces

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About SSI

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.

SSI International
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 wouldnÂ’t 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.