Digital Certification Cards & On-line Learning

Get the new SSI App. Free, easy to install, intuitive and everything a diver needs at home and abroad:

  • Your SSI certifications
  • Important Checklists:
  • Dive Planning, Equipment, Buddy Checklist
  • Hand Signals Review
  • First Aid and Neuro Assessment Flow Charts – just in case of an emergency!
  • SSI Dive Center & Resorts near you and worldwide – all with a detailed description of their services offered.

How can I get to the Digital materials?

Download the FREE DiveSSI App – iOS or Android. You can even try out some programs FREE. Just go to and register. After the registration you’ll get FREE access to Freediving Basic/Snorkeling, Try Scuba and Scuba Diver.

Once you sign up for the complete program, Open Water Diver, you’ll get complete access. You can even choose the offline version and download the material directly to your smart device making it available anytime – online or off.

DIA features award-winning film of one of our favorite Rec Divers

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson’s movie Do Not Resist is the winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  After screenings around the world, the thought-provoking film is featured this weekend at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and no doubt Craig’s Rec Diving buddies will be there.

Pictured above with Rec Diving founder Mike Kohut, Craig has already made a name for himself as a cinematographer, most recently on Norman Lear:  Just Another Version of You and Detropia.  Do Not Resist is Craig’s directorial debut.  For ticket information for any of this weekend’s screenings (Nov. 4, 5 & 6), check out the DIA.

We’re super proud of Craig’s professional accomplishments and thrilled that he still makes time to go diving with his family.  Craig’s Dad is long-time Rec Diving Instructor, Steve Atkinson, who has been teaching with us since 1977.  That’s Steve and Craig below diving together in Bonaire.   stevenameinlights