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Scuba Diving Courses

Is becoming certified as an Open Water Diver on your bucket list? Are you searching for the job of all jobs after the military? SCUBA Diving is calling, and you must answer that call. Through Hohenfels Outdoor Recreation you may get certified to dive anywhere in the world, see things that only people with an appreciation for the silent world get to see. You can go from Open Water Diver, all the way to Open Water SCUBA Instructor during your tour here in Germany. Call for details.

Open Water Diver
October 4-16

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified Open Water Diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. This course consists of e-learning, one theory class with a written exam, four pool sessions and two open water dive days. Classes take place at a local indoor/outdoor swimming pool and local lakes. Upon completion of this course, receive world-wide recognized certification to dive anywhere around the world! Early registration is recommended due to e-learning workload. Registration closes one week before the course start date. Includes e-learning course material, in-water training, equipment and air refills.

PRICE: $489/person

Open Water Diver with Nitrox
October 4-23

Add the benefits of breathing a special blend of air and Nitrogen so you can increase your bottom time and reduce the fatigue often experienced while diving. Through these courses, you will not only become an Open Water Diver, but you will also become certified as a NITROX diver. This is the first of many specialties offered towards the end goal of becoming an Open Water SCUBA Instructor. This course consists of e-learning, two theory classes with a written exam, four pool sessions and two open water dive days. Classes take place at local indoor/outdoor swimming pool and local lakes. Registration closes one week before course start date. Includes e-learning course material, in-water training, equipment and air refills.

PRICE: $639/person

Open Water Diver with Nitrox and Drysuit
October 4-23

Extend your diving season by becoming certified as an Open Water Diver with NITROX and a Dry Suit. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver, NITROX and Drysuit certification. This course consists of e-learning, three theory classes with a written exam, five pool sessions and three open water dive days. Classes take place at local indoor/outdoor swimming pool and local lakes. Upon completion of this course, receive world-wide recognized certification to dive anywhere around the world! Early registration is recommended due to e-learning workload. Registration closes one week before course start date. Includes e-learning course material, in-water training, equipment and air refills.

PRICE: $839/person

Specialty Diver Bundle
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Becoming a SSI Specialty Diver is your first step toward becoming an SSI Master Diver, and can begin as soon as you complete your Open Water Diver training. This course includes two SSI Specialty program Digital Kits along with all necessary equipment to complete the dives. You may choose two of the following specialties: NITROX, Perfect Buoyancy, Night or Navigation.

PRICE: $309/person

Specialty Diver Plus Bundle
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Are you already certified as an Open Water Diver with the NITROX Specialty? You can add to your certifications and become an Advanced Open Water Diver with the Specialty Diver Plus Package. This bundle includes three SSI Specialty program Digital Kits (Perfect Buoyancy, Night and Navigation) along with all necessary equipment to complete the dives.

PRICE: $459/person

Advanced Open Water Diver Bundle
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SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits. This bundle includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits (NITROX, Perfect Buoyancy, Night and Navigation) along with all necessary equipment to complete the dives.

PRICE: $609/person

Specialty Diving Courses


Specialty Enriched Air Nitrox
October 18-23 I November 8-13

Do you want to extend your dive time and explore the dive sites you enjoy longer? Join the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox specialty program and become a nitrox diver! This is the perfect course to get the most out of your dive time, especially on multi-dive days, and helps minimize diver fatigue. Earn your SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification now! As a Nitrox diver, you can increase your bottom times and safety margins, plus shorten your surface intervals - so you can spend more time diving and less time waiting! In this program, you will learn new skills and increase your diving knowledge while learning how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Upon completion, you will earn an SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Dry Suit
October 18-23 I November 8-13  

Become a dry suit diver and you can dive comfortably all year, anywhere in the world. It is the best way to extend your dive season, keep warm and explore cold water dive sites with ease. Start the SSI Dry Suit Diving specialty program now. Drysuit diving opens up a world of opportunities, including diving remote Arctic destinations and exploring cold-water dive sites teeming with life. Dry suit diving also keeps you warm on multi-dive days when you do not want to spend your time getting in and out of a cold wetsuit. The SSI Dry Suit Diving specialty program is the best way to become a dry suit diver and teaches you all the knowledge and techniques you need to dive safely and comfortably in a dry suit. Learn how to use specialized equipment, like dry suits and BCs, the benefits of dry suits and how to deal with dry suit emergencies – which are unique to this type of diving. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material, equipment, classroom and in water instruction.

Price: $209/person

Specialty Perfect Buoyancy
October 25-30 I November 22-27  

Glide through the ocean effortlessly, extend your dive time, reduce your air consumption and more with the SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty. No matter what your diving interest, having perfect buoyancy is the key to success. Start this essential specialty course now! The SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty is the best way to improve your buoyancy and get the most from every dive. Buoyancy is an essential dive skill, but any diver will tell you it takes time to perfect. The Perfect Buoyancy specialty will teach you advanced buoyancy skills and techniques, so you can master your buoyancy more quickly and enjoy more relaxed dive adventures. In this fascinating program, you will also learn new skills that protect the environment and work in every diving situation. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification. With better buoyancy skills, you will soon be able to hover with ease and take the underwater photographs you dream of! Includes e-learning course material, equipment, classroom instruction and in-water training.

PRICE: $169/person

Specialty Night Diving and Limited Visibility
October 25-29

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night.
Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program and you will learn all you need to dive safely at night or in limited visibility. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty certification. Night diving requires different skills from diving during the day. The SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty is the best way to learn about night diving and practice the techniques you will need to become a safe and confident night diver. In this program, you will be provided with all the knowledge and skills you need to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. With a combination of online learning and open water training dives, you will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate with your buddy easily at night or in limited visibility. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty certification and be ready to go night diving with confidence. Includes e-learning course material, equipment, classroom instruction and in-water training.

PRICE: $169/person                                                                                                                 

Specialty Navigation
November 22-27

Underwater navigation is a crucial dive skill, but it does not need to be difficult. Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Start the SSI Navigation specialty online today! In this specialty program, you will gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, how to leave and return to a designated point, plus basic navigation patterns. You will also be taught how to combine navigation techniques to enhance your diving experience. All of which improves your underwater observation skills and dive safety and helps you to get the most out of every dive. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material, equipment, classroom instruction and in-water training.

PRICE: $169/person

Specialty Shark Ecology
December 13 I Janaury 31

Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. You will earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Fish Ecology
December 20 I February 7

The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. Learn how to identify fish and get more out of your dives with the SSI Fish Identification specialty program. The world’s oceans are home to thousands of fish species and you will encounter plenty of these fascinating creatures on your dives! In this course, learn all the skills and concepts you need to identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and Red Sea reef fish. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Fish Identification specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Sea Turtle Ecology
December 27 I February 14

Sea turtles are some of the most enchanting and fascinating animals you will ever dive with. Discover more about them and in the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program! You will want to dive with them even more after completing the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program! This specialty program provides the skills and concepts you need to recognize and identify common sea turtle species. It teaches you about the fascinating history of sea turtles, their role in marine ecosystems and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Manta & Ray Ecology
January 3 I February 21

Discover why divers love rays – start this program today! Diving with mantas, meeting curious stingrays or being surrounded by Mobula rays is an experience divers dream of! It is an opportunity not to be missed. In the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology specialty program, you will learn how to recognize different ray species and interact with them safely. Join the SSI Manta and Ray Ecology specialty program and you will learn how to dive with rays and recognize different ray species. You will learn how rays contribute to healthy ocean ecosystems and why these precious animals need our protection. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Marine Ecology
January 10 I February 28

Are you fascinated with the oceans? Do you want to learn more about the incredible environments you are diving in? Join the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program! You will learn about the exciting science of Marine Ecology and become an underwater naturalist in no time. Enhance your dives - earn the SSI Marine Ecology specialty certification now! In the SSI Marine Ecology specialty program, you will learn how ocean organisms interact with each other and their environments. Learn how energy flows through communities and the links between different ocean ecosystems. With your newfound knowledge, you will appreciate the marine life you dive with even more! Start online today and earn your SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Coral Ecology
January 17 I March 7

Discover the wonders of coral reefs with SSI today! Coral reefs are vital for healthy oceans and they are stunning to dive in – especially when you know more about these fascinating ecosystems. The SSI Coral Identification program provides all that you need to identify common families of coral species. Coral reefs are prized among divers and rightly so; drifting over a healthy reef filled with bustling marine life is magical. These precious ecosystems are fascinating, and the SSI Coral Identification specialty program is the best way to learn more about coral reefs and get the most out of your reef dives. In this coral dive specialty program, you will learn how to identify different corals and earn your SSI Coral Identification specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Equipment & Techniques
December 6 I January 21 I February 25

The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases longevity of your equipment. You will earn the SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $169/person

Specialty Science of Diving
December 3-4

Expand your dive knowledge and gain a better understanding of your equipment, physics, the aquatic environment and more with the online SSI Science of Diving specialty. After completing this dive science program, you will be halfway to earning the coveted SSI Divemaster rating. Start online today! Join the SSI Science of Diving specialty and you will develop a complete understanding of the underwater world and its effects on the human body. This specialty is required training for most SSI Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs and is an essential way to expand your dive knowledge. Available online, you can earn your SSI Science of Diving specialty certification from home and get ready to begin your dive professional career. Upon completion, you will be halfway to earning the coveted SSI Divemaster rating and earn the SSI Science of Diving specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material and classroom instruction.

Price: $289/person

Specialty Diver Stress & Rescue
March 14-April 2

Diver stress is a major cause of diving accidents, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. Join the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program and learn how to help yourself and other divers stay safe. Earn this essential specialty certification today! The SSI Diver Stress and Rescue specialty program teaches you the skills you need to protect yourself and other divers. You will learn how to identify stress, how to prevent accidents and be taught practical techniques to conduct rescues and provide emergency care. With a combination of pool and open water practice sessions, you will become well prepared and confident at handling emergency and rescue situations. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification. Includes e-learning course material, equipment and classroom instruction.

Price: $409/person

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