Open Water Diver

Follow these 4 easy steps to begin your SCUBA Adventure!

1) Sign Up for the Class & Pool format that fits your schedule

2) Complete your Registration Packet and Online Study

3) Learn how to dive safely and practice new skills in the pool

4) Complete your 4 Ocean Dives to earn your SCUBA Certification!

Join our most popular SCUBA Specialties!
New ONLINE courses are now available!

SCUBA Skills Refresher

Has is it been a while since you were last underwater? Are you looking to review ALL your skills before a trip?

Then join Bamboo Reef in our 80 degree pool in San Francisco for a 4 hour night of classroom review and skills practice.


Improve your skill set and get ready to hop back in the water! Master your the basics with this short 2 hour training session.


Enriched Air Nitrox

Stay Down Longer

Dive Safer

Reduce Fatigue

Nitrogen and depth are the 2 biggest limiting factors in diving. Discover the advantages of diving with Enriched Air Nitrox to maximize your time underwater and limit your Nitrogen saturation. 

Dry Suit Diver

Stay Warm & Dry

Dive Longer


You will learn the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use your new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit, and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving.

Perfect Buoyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too

SCUBA Specialties

Night Diving

Explore another world!

Watch the night come ALIVE!

Night is when the underwater world truly comes alive. This is the time when the underwater hunters emerge from their hiding spots to capture unsuspecting prey.

Underwater Navigation

Become the SCUBA Diver who knows where they are going. The SCUBA Diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are.

The Underwater Navigation course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater.

Deep Diving

Go Deeper and Explore the Depths Below

Expand your knowledge about your No Decompression Limits and how to plan deeper dives.

You'll be introduced to new equipment, gas management planning, and safety procedures.

Altitude Diver

Go Deeper! Dive Higher!​


Explore the lakes and rivers in your own backyard. The ocean isn't the only body of water worth exploring. Fresh water lakes and rivers offer a whole new ecosystem to explore. 

Full Face

Why Full Face you ask?

See the underwater world through a whole new perspective. Expand your vision up to 110° of beautiful unobstructed underwater clarity.

No more Jaw Fatigue. Free our mouth from clenching on the regulator, add some Comms, and start chatting with your buddy about how awesome this is!

Rescue Diver

This isn't just about being ready to help others. This is also about mastering yourself underwater.

Improve your skills underwater learning  to deal with equipment problems, underwater hazards, and how to communicate effectively with others.

Rescue Diver will cover stress management, breathing techniques, and how to assist other divers in need.

DAN - First Aid & CPR

Whether you find yourself in an emergency situation or just need to provide some basic 1st Aid, this course is for you.


You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest.

DAN - Emergency O2 Provider

The primary 1st Aid for most diving accidents is pure oxygen.


This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning.

Professional Classes

Science of Diving

The SSI Science of Diving Specialty is the best program to learn in-depth information about diving physics, physiology, and your dive equipment. With this program, you’ll develop a complete understanding of the underwater world and its effect on the human body.


You’ll acquire the knowledge you need to begin your dive professional career.

Dive Guide / DM Program

The Dive Master program consists of the Science of Diving Program and the Dive Guide Program, which is the first step on an exciting journey. Learn to safely lead certified divers in various environments and conditions. By giving dive briefings, doing site evaluations, and leading dives, you will become a confident Dive Guide in no time.


Begin your diving career working as a Professional Dive Master after completing Dive Guide and Science of Diving!

Assistant Instructor

The Assistant Instructor rating is the next step after becoming a Divemaster along the scuba instructor pathway. It allows you to collect valuable teaching experience, practice briefings, teach academics, and conduct in-water training.


If you want to further your career as a dive professional, you can finish the Instructor Training Course, pass the Instructor Evaluation, and become an Open Water Diving Instructor.

Open Water Instructor

Turn your passion for diving into a career by becoming a scuba dive instructor. Transform your favorite dive site into your office and create your own SSI divers, or travel the world working as a scuba instructor; the possibilities are endless.


As an OWSI, you can train beginning SSI divers and teach Enriched Air Nitrox, Diver Stress & Rescue, and create Dive Guides.