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  • Referral Diver

Referral Diver

The Referral Diver certification is the first course in becoming a competent and proficient Open Water Diver. The course is divided into two components; knowledge development and confined water training:


  • Knowledge development comprises of self-study through e-learning as well as two classroom sessions with a certified Open Water Instructor
  • Confined water training is conducted over one-two days at the Carson City Aquatic Center
  • Once students have passed all of the pool skills they will then be able to move on and complete their open water dives at a different SSI facility anywhere in the world
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Availability: Contact us for booking information

Course Fees:

$400 includes certification card and referral form to different destination, all online student materials and gear rental.
Students need to purchase: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots and Gloves - all available in store
Prior to the start of your course, please come to the shop for a professional fitting



Private flexible schedule: $500

Student Prerequisites:

Minimum age: 10 years old

After Certification:

  • Open water training dives for all SSI programs must be completed within six (6) months of the last academic or in-water training session.
  • If it has been more than six (6) months from the issue date of the Referral Diver certification, a qualified SSI Professional must conduct a re-evaluation (both knowledge and skill review) to determine if the student is sufficiently proficient to continue to the open water training dives.
  • If it has been more than 12 months since the student’s last in-water session, the student must complete a Scuba Skills Update and retake the Open Water Diver final exam.

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