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SSI School PADI Authorized Dive Resort


To ensure the highest safety standards, we limit our advanced courses to groups of no more than 5 students. All our instructors are experienced, multilingual SSI and PADI instructors. Together we speak Dutch, French, German, English and Arabic. Our instructors are patient and radiate calmness, these are essential qualities for teaching courses and even more important when we teach children (possible from 10 years).

Both SSI and PADI have undergone rigorous audits to ensure that their programs meet the International ISO Standards. Therefore both certifications are considered to be of equivalent quality and are worldwide recognized and accepted within the scuba industry. SSI courses are more affordable, due to the lower cost of certification fees and digital training materials, without compromising on the quality of the training. SSI began to offer digital materials a decade ago and constantly improved their E-learning platforms. Today they only offer online courses and developed a pioneer mobile application, allowing students to complete the theoretical part on their smartphone, tablet or computer, at their own pace and from anywhere. PADI still offers both options for learning, either through their e-learning platform or physical books.

SSI & PADI training materials and certification fees are already included in the prices. A dive computer is optional and highly recommended. All our open water dives during the course are boat dives, they offer greater comfort and enjoyment compared to beachdives.


duration Duration: Full day

depth Maximum Depth: shallow

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: excluded

Program: Review of basic diving and buoyancy skills, 2 open water dives from our comfortable boat

Specifically for certified beginner divers. Personal attention guaranteed. Highly recommended if you haven't dived for 6 months or more! Mandatory, if you have not dived for 9 months or more and you are a "beginner diver". This refresher definitely improves your safety and comfort. We will evaluate your understanding of the theory through a series of review questions. The instructor will then assemble the diving equipment together with you. He will give you a comprehensive briefing on your first boat dive and the skills to repeat. After correct weighting - essential for a relaxed and streamlined dive - the instructor will gently descend with you to a limited depth. There he will demonstrate and practice some essential diving skills with you. He pays special attention to your buoyancy. Once you master the exercises, he'll take you on a relaxing boat dive on one of our amazing reefs in Hurghada. In the afternoon, we practice some new basic skills and depart for a second boat dive with a small group of divers.


duration Duration: 1 day

depth Maximum Depth: 30 meters

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: excluded

Program: 3 dives from the advanced open water course of your and your instructors choice

This course is a subset of the Padi Advanced Open water course. Your Padi Instructor will help you choose which dives to complete from  a vast range of possibilities. Complete just three Adventure dives and earn the Adventure diver certification. It's a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your Scuba skills and gain more confidence. Each Adventure dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding Padi Speciality Diver course. Some popular examples of Adventure Dives are : Peak Performance Buoyancy, where you can work and fine tune your buoyancy skills or a Wreck dive or a Deep dive. 

SSI advanced adventurer

duration Duration: 2 days

depth Maximum Depth: 30 meter

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: not included

Program: 5 academic sessions e-learning, 5 different adventure dives of your and your instructor's choice

If you cannot decide which specialty programs are the best choice for you, join the SSI Advanced Adventurer program! With this program, you can try a variety of specialty dives before committing to full specialty programs. It is a great way to experience what advanced diver training is all about and how valuable it can be to your diving adventures. During this course, you will try out 5 different specialty dives after a comprehensive briefing with your SSI Instructor. You can complete the full specialty programs any time in the future and credit your Advanced Adventurer dives towards the relevant specialty program.


duration Duration: 2 days

depth Maximum Depth: 30 meters // <15 years = 21 meters

Minimum age: 12 years

Equipment: excluded

Program: 2 core dives : deep and navigation and 3 other adventure dives of your and your instructors choice

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences! That's what the Padi Advanced Open water course is all about. You don't have to be advanced to take it - it's designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Padi Open water diver certification. The course helps building confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Padi instructor. Each Adventure dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding Padi Specialty Diver Course.   


duration Duration: 1 day

depth Maximum Depth: land based

Minimum age: no min age

Equipment: none

Program: basics for CPR and first aid

This course will train you in the basics for CPR and First Aid with the same priorities and techniques used by paramedics and doctors. It's a course for divers and non-divers, a course for everyone which ultimately could save lives. Taking this course can make a real difference to your ability to deal with emergency situations, it will give you the confidence to act. If you are considering taking the Padi Rescue diver course, you will need to complete the Padi emergency first response course beforehand. 


duration Duration: 3 days

depth Maximum Depth: 30 meters // <15 years = 21 meters

Minimum age: 12 y - junior and 15y - adults

Equipment: excluded

Program: new dive theory, scuba rescue skills in shallow and open water, 2 emergency scenarios

Scuba divers describe the Padi Rescue diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they've ever taken. During this course you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water. You 'll become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. You will manage 2 emergency scenarios and you ll have loads of fun during this course. Before starting module 2, it is necessary that you have completed an Emergency First Response course within the last 24 months, or an equivalent certification including Primary care (CPR) and Secondary care (First Aid). Now you are 1 step closer to the Padi Master Scuba diver rating or to becoming a Padi Divemaster.  


duration Duration: variable

depth Maximum Depth: variable

Minimum age: 12 y - junior and 15y - adults

Equipment: excluded

Program: upon completion you should be a Rescue diver and hold 5 Padi specialty courses

Fewer than 2 percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you've spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures. The path starts with earning a Padi open water certification, followed by Padi Advanced Open Water and Padi Rescue diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five Padi Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives. 

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