SSI Science of Diving

SSI Science of Diving


Advance your skills for the practice of meaningful diving for marine conservation.  Acquire the knowledge required to begin your dive professional career.

SSI Science of Diving

Advance your skills for the practice of meaningful diving for marine conservation.  Acquire the knowledge required to begin your dive professional career.  

The non-diving Science of Diving course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the science of diving, an important step to extend your career in diving for marine conservation and scientific diving. It gives you everything you need to know to understand the physics, chemistry, ecology, biology, oceanography, and many more science disciplines that are involved in recreational diving.

Check our Responsible Diving System and discover more programs to gain the knowledge and skills to start helping build resilient coral reefs while diving.

It is required training for your SSI Divemaster and other SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. There are no required dives for this program, but you MUST be certified SCUBA diver and be over 10 years old.

You can start today and complete the Digital Learning materials. These materials are self-paced, and you can complete them anywhere, anytime, once you download them to your SSI MySSI app available in Google Play Store or the Apple Store.


In this e-learning course you will:

Learn in-depth information about diving physics, physiology, environment and equipment.

Develop a complete understanding of the underwater world and its effect on the human body.

Acquire the knowledge needed to begin your professional career.

SSI - Scuba Schools International - - Register NowIncluded in the Full option is:

SSI Science of Diving digital kit.
Digital SSI certification card.

After completing and successfully passing the e-learning component, contact us to fill the Training Record and to receive the certification.

Corales de Paz is a registered dive school with SSI. Register today in this course, log in, affiliate to Corales de Paz – Buceo con Propósito – 757004 as your SSI Training Center, and start learning online with the SSI e-learning platform from your phone or laptop. 

With the SSI Science of Diving program you move up into our Responsible Diving System!

Responsible Diving System for responible reef use Corales de Paz believes that there are three distinct components for creating a snorkeling and diving industry that has a net positive environmental impact. The three components are knowledge, skills, and behavior, and together form the Corales de Paz Responsible Diving System which helps you ensure that you always put more than what you take from coral reefs.

A reef user like you, (e.g. beachgoer, snorkeler or diver) must have a proper foundation of knowledge to understand how coral reefs function, and their strong connection with humans, to be aware of the impact you are causing to coral reefs. Practical training offers you the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to measure and reduce the impact caused on coral reefs

The SSI Science of Diving course is a specialty program part of our Skills for Meaningful Diving II group of specialty programs that lets you advanced your knowledge for coral reef monitoring. Check your progression in our  Meaningful Diving Universe, a group of courses and training we believe provide important knowledge and skills for ocean lovers and reef users like you to actively engage in building coral reef resilience.

Meaningful Diving Universe


The SSI Science of Diving program is also a requirement to obtain your free Extended Coral Reef Diver commitment recognition rating from Corales de Paz.


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Additional information




Theory Only

Webinar Dates

Scheduled every three weeks at 19:00. Dates to be arranged with the Instructor.

Program Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
July 19, 2020

Un curso muy completo, rápido e interesante de realizar. Pues permite forjar una base más completa de la ciencia del buceo, como su nombre lo indica. De igual manera, posibilita el entendimiento de elementos teóricos muy importantes para Aplicar y mejorar la práctica En las inmersiones. Gracias corales de paz!!! Por generar estas redes de buceo responsable y comprometido con causas ambientales

July 20, 2020

Gracias Alejandra por tus palabras. Ellas nos motivan a continuar con nuestra misión. Esperamos tenerte pronto en alguna de nuestras oportunidades de buceo con propósito.

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