• Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

The Open Water Diver program provides students with the knowledge and training necessary to dive autonomously with an equally- or more-qualified buddy, in environments equivalent with their training and to depths shallower than 60 feet.
After completing your Online Training, confined water/pool training, and final exams, complete your training with one of Florida Springs Scuba Instructor at one of the many crystal-clear springs in the surrounding area.
Minimum Age – 10 years old.

$650- group rate for 4 or more divers  *  $800 Semi-private for 2-3 people * $1200 Private one-on-one executive class   

Price includes all entrance fees, digital materials, and life support SCUBA equipment, and certification card that will be mailed to you. Students have the option to purchase or rent a wetsuit and are required to purchase the basic equipment package that includes mask, fins, snorkel, defog, SMB and mouthpiece. 

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Become a certified Open Water Diver

This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your lifelong adventures as a certified scuba 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 with Florida Springs Scuba.

Learn to Dive

SSI started in 1970 with a vision of making it possible for anyone to learn to dive. With more than 3,300 Training Centers in over 130 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to go diving with SSI wherever you choose. SSI´s Digital Learning platform makes training easy, fun, and possible to study anytime, anywhere either on your mobile device or computer in more than 30 languages.

SSI’s training programs are globally recognized, and ISO certified. A progressive approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will get the best training possible!

Digital Learning & Academics

SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.

You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience prior to arriving at Florida Springs Scuba for your scheduled review and in-water training sessions.

In-Water Training

During the pool/confined water training, your Florida Springs Scuba Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.


Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, Florida Springs Scuba will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.

Facts and Training Standards

Minimum Age 10
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 6
Amount of Open Water Sessions 4
Maximum Training Depth 18 m / 60 ft
Suggested duration (h) 16-32

Your Adventure starts here ... in the heart of the Springs!

Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:

  • Discover a completely new world hidden just below the surface
  • Learn about new environments and exotic new species
  • Experience the nearly weightless sensation of flight


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