SSI Explorers - Unforgettable Aquatic Adventures for Kids!


The SSI Explorers program is made up of Snorkel, Scuba, Mermaid, and Freediving programs for children. This allows children starting at age six to go underwater and sample the different ways they can explore the aquatic world around them. SSI Explorer classes are safe, taught only by instructors specifically trained in the Explorers program, and will introduce your child to the wonders of the water. SSI Explorers can also expand their diving knowledge as they continue their underwater experience with specialty courses like marine mammal ecology, underwater photography, and 20 others.

Join Emma and Nico on exciting underwater adventures!

This program includes a comprehensive printed Explorers manual to guide your children through the educational content in a fun and engaging way, using Spike the shark as their equipment expert and Shelly the sea turtle as the ocean environment champion. The program is designed to be an offline, book-based learning experience, intended to encourage children to interact directly, not virtually, with the marine environment. You can expect:

  • Quizzes for deepening knowledge
  • Engaging challenges after each chapter
  • Sticker sheet for sign-off
  • Fun coloring pages
  • Logbook to capture underwater adventures


SSI Explorer levels

Training is broken down into different levels:

SSI Blue Oceans Explorer – The SSI Explorers materials start by introducing your children to the importance of protecting and preserving the world’s oceans by becoming a Blue Oceans Explorer. They learn why the oceans are important, about the world’s five oceans, and what they can do to help protect the oceans.

Snorkeler Explorer – Your young explorer can then move on to learn about snorkel equipment and snorkeling in a confined water environment and earn their Snorkel Explorer rating.

Scuba, Mermaid or Freediving Explorer – After completing these two initial experiences, SSI Explorers can choose from one of three aquatic adventures and either become a Scuba Explorer, Mermaid Explorer, or Freediving Explorer, or they can continue on to earn all three ratings.


The fun doesn't have to stop there!



SSI Explorers can go on even more underwater adventures to earn 22 different Specialty Explorer ratings. EXPLORE specialties like:

  • Underwater Model Explorer
  • Rescue Explorer
  • Shark Ecology Explorer
  • Search & Recovery Explorer

...and so many more!

SSI Explorers are recognized for their achievements with Explorers recognition cards which they can be proud of, share and show to their friends.

Contact Calypso to get your Explorer started today!

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