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The Basics

Open Water This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. If you plan to finish your cerif... Find Out More

Open Water Training Dives Open Water Training Dives   This is the final step in the certification process.  Training dives take place at Devil's Lake North Shore over two days - typically a Saturday and Sunday.  Weeknight classes occur at Shorewood Hills over two evenings, Monday & Tuesday or Wedne... Find Out More

PADI Open Water Referral Diver Open water referrals include academics and pool only.  This is to be used only when you plan to finish your training dives with a PADI training center.      Find Out More

Perfect Bouyancy Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. Find Out More

Scuba Skills Update A Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional. The Scuba Skills Update is often a required for continuing your diving training after a long period of time awa... Find Out More

Nitrox/Enriched Air Diver We offer the SSI Nitrox/Enriched Air Diver Course on the 3rd Monday of every month. Dive longer and safer with EANx. Find Out More

Try Scuba Sometimes it is hard to know if you’re going to like something until you try it, like asparagus. The same is true with scuba. The place to do that is with MadisonScuba in a Try Scuba class which lets you basically try diving in the pool without having to spend a lot of money or time. Find Out More

Hooah Veteran's Program Deposit You must be pre-approved by Hooah to participate in this program. Find Out More

Spotlight Specialty Courses

Advanced Open Water Package We are again offering our Advanced Open Water (AOW) Diver Package.  If you sign up for the AOW Package which includes four Specialties of your choice, the cost will be $385.  This is a discount from purchasing the four Specialties separately.   There are lots of options for you to increase your... Find Out More

Wreck Diving “Diving on wrecks means diving in the past – and it is always related with a certain thrill…” It is an unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird’s perspective and to glide towards the captain’s bridge. But there are also tragedies related to wrecks. (plus the cost of div... Find Out More

Boat Diving Fundamentals Boat Diving Fundamentals is a distillation of the collected wisdom, tips and tricks, and lessons Madison Scuba pros have learned on hundreds of boat dives all over the world.  Find Out More

Navigation This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. ** The dive dates/time at Lake Waz... Find Out More

Deep Diving Seeing that third digit show up on your computer’s depth field for the first time is a thrilling experience. Our Deep Diving specialty teaches you how to safely cope with the increased pressure, decreased light, and decreased temperature of deeper dives. Our instructors throw some surprises into the curriculum, l... Find Out More

Night and Limited Visibility "Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!” The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us. While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.  *Dives can be done at Lake Wazee... Find Out More

Stress & Rescue “Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies.” Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur. Find Out More

Even More Specialties

Boat Diving We will work with you at our pool to practice entry styles, gear packing, boat etiquette, dive boxes, where to sit, safety gear, and more. Find Out More

Dry Suit So you’ve been diving for a while, and you love everything about scuba except the getting wet part? If this sounds like you, it might be time to think about the Dry Suit Diver specialty. Or maybe you are interested in diving in colder water so you can explore wreck diving or ice diving. Diving in a dry suit requi... Find Out More

Equipment Techniques The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment. You will earn the SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty certification. Find Out More

Master Diver The much sought-after SSI Master Diver is the final step in your recreational diving career. The SSI Master Diver Digital Kit Bundle is composed of four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits and the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Digital Kit. By completing the five specialty programs, and logging 50 open water dives, you w... Find Out More

Photo & Video “By the time diving was difficult, photography was also difficult.” Today these facts have changed completely. Now diving and photography with a digital camera system have become very easy. Find Out More

React Right The React Right course is a prerequisite to the Stress and Rescue Diver Course. First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the Stress and Rescue Diver course. Find Out More

Science of Diving This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. Find Out More

Search and Recovery Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program. You will learn all you need to plan and conduct search and recovery dives, so you can find lost items with ease. Find Out More

Ecology Classes

Coral Identification Diver Become a certified SSI Coral Identification diver Coral reefs are prized among divers and rightly so; drifting over a healthy reef filled with bustling marine life is magical.  Find Out More

Fish Identification The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify the common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish. Find Out More

Marine Ecology This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. Find Out More

Shark Ecology Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. Find Out More

Sea Turtle Ecology This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. Find Out More

Marine Mammal Ecology diver Become a certified SSI Marine Mammal Ecology diver Do you have a passion to save the ocean and the marine animals that call it their home? Find Out More

Manta and Rays Ecology Diving with mantas and other rays is one of the best dive experiences you will have. Learn how to safely interact with rays and recognize different species with the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty program. Find Out More

Snorkeling Snorkeling is a great way to begin your underwater adventures. It’s your chance to start exploring a new and fascinating world. Find Out More

Pool Practice Pool practice is for certified divers who want to spend some time in the pool getting confortable diving again.  This is not a class.   Find Out More

Classified Dive Buddy Classified Dive Buddy Program Find Out More