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Science of Diving

Min. Age


Pool Sessions


No. of Dives


This programme provides an in-depth and very detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment.

It is required prerequisite training for most SSI Dive Professional programmes, as well as some Extended Range programmess.

Pool and open water sessions are not required but the course does include a detailed academic session, where we will ensure you are comfortable with the key concepts covered in the course.

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Why choose us

Here’s why you should choose us for your continuous education and specialty courses.

  • We are friendly, professional and family-oriented
  • Safety is our number one priority. Fun and customer experience is second
  • No pressure teaching style
  • Small groups
  • Private 1:1 training offered (additional fees apply)
  • For family groups or private courses, we can schedule dates to suit your needs
  • We strive to exceed the basic standards set by SSI to provide the very best training you will find
  • We meet or exceed standards set by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Our instructors have deep experience in a wide range of conditions, in the UK and abroad
  • On average, our instructors have more than 1,000 dives each
  • We use well-maintained, top quality equipment for your comfort and safety.

What we offer

Here is a what we offer. Members receive a 10% discount on this course. Find out about membership here.


£ 150

One time fee
  • Your digital training
  • Your online or in person academic session
  • Your digital SSI certification card.


£ 250

One time fee
  • Your digital training
  • Your private 1:1 online or in person academic session
  • Your digital SSI certification card.

Optional extras

Every diver will have different reasons for wanting to learn. SSI allows us to provide a flexible approach to create the right training for you. We can’t include every possible option here, so please get in touch to discuss your personal requirements. Here are some ideas!

  • Equipment or course bundles to suit your needs
  • Private tuition
  • Learn & stay with us in Cornwall (ideal for couples).

What's not included

Our pricing for this course is complete. We provide options to complete your academic training online or in-person, depending on your location. The only other addition would be if you wanted to upgrade to a credit card style SSI certification card (a digital certification is already included).

Want to book this course?

If you’re ready to book this course, great! If you want to have a chat first or find out more about private or tailored packages, please reach out.