Ocean Encounters

From: $575

SSI Open Water Diver Course (Incl. e-Learning)

Get certified for life! Join our SSI Open Water Diver course and become an autonomous diver in just 3 days.

The SSI Open Water Diver certification are the most popular and recognized dive certifications in the world.

The course is divided over 3 days from 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM with an hour break for lunch. Ocean Encounters is located on the Seaquarium Beach with plenty of restaurants in the near vicinity.

We also offer a PADI open water diver course.


Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970, with avid divers who were passionate about making it possible for anyone to learn how to scuba dive. Today, they are the name to trust in the scuba diving industry.

At Ocean Encounters, we care about your diving experiences and want you to be a safe and confident diver, so you can truly enjoy exploring the underwater world. By working closely SSI and our dive instructors, we ensure you get the best training and diving possible – every time and wherever you choose to dive with us.

Because the learning materials are available online and in more than 30 languages, you can learn how to scuba dive at any time. With uncompromising standards and methodology, we look forward to welcoming you to the SSI scuba diving community and taking your first dives with you.

Your dive adventures start here. Join us today!

ABOUT Scuba Schools International and the SSI Training Standards


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.


Sometimes plans change and we understand that. If you are unable to complete your Open Water Diver program, you can credit your learning towards other certifications and upgrade at any time.

With the SSI Scuba Diver certification, you can dive up to 12 meters deep with an SSI Professional in open waters and will have completed almost half of the Open Water Diver training. By completing the remaining academic training, pool/confined water sessions and two open water training dives, you will become an Open Water Diver.

SSI Open Water Referral Program at Ocean Encounters

As an SSI Referral Diver, you will be able to dive up to 5 meters deep in confined waters with a buddy. Typically as a Referral Diver, you will have completed the Open Water Diver academic and pool/confined water sessions at your local training center and plan to do your open water training dives while on vacation.

Complete your SSI Referral Diver Program at Ocean Encounters and become an SSI Open Water Diver by completing the four open water training dives while on vacation in Curaçao!