Basic Diver


Do you want to try diving in confined and open waters without committing to a longer course? If so, the SSI Basic Diver course is for you! This course is the perfect way to learn beginner scuba diving skills and go open water diving for the first time. Get started today!

SKU: SSI-BD Category:


You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your life! Becoming a diver is the first step of a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world, interact with incredible marine life and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface. We recommend you start with certification training right away by shooting for Open Water Diver, your entry ticket to dive the world’s best dive sites.

Facts and Training Standards

In the SSI Basic Diver program, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to try diving up to 12 meters deep with an SSI Professional. It is a great way to explore the underwater world more fully as you try diving. The entire Basic Diver program can be credited towards the Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver programs within 6 months, so you can take the next step in your dive adventure.

We’ll hand you off to our expert partners at Impact Divers, a team of passionate ocean lovers and dive experts based in Simon’s Town, Cape Town.

Minimum Age for Participation


Training Prerequisites
  • Fit to swim
  • No certification prerequisites
Academic Sessions


Pool/Confined Water Sessions


Open Water Dives


Maximum training Depth

12m / 40ft


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