When Ann was certified, she was so excited about diving that she dove every opportunity she could get. Since she started a Scuba Boutique at around the same time, she had the opportunity to go diving a lot! In 2004 Ann wondered, “how could a new diver do 100 dives in their first year of diving?” She proceeded to look at how it could be done doing mostly local diving with one trip to Cozumel thrown in. Every year since then she has challenged our new divers to commit to the 100 Dive Challenge. To date only three people have successfully completed making 100 dives in their first year.
SSI loved the idea and the Master Diver Challenge was born. Since then, the Challenge has grown to become a national program where dives have the opportunity to win prizes including being eligible for a live aboard trip for 2.
So, while we still challenge our divers to meet the 100 Dive Challenge, we also challenge all of our divers to accept the Master Diver Challenge!
Oceanic Ventures has partnered with SSI to offer you the opportunity to become a Master Diver. SSI even partnered with the Aggressor Adventures to offer the winner of the 2020 SSI Master Diver Challenge an exclusive 7-night, all-expense* paid, trip for two onboard the Roatan Aggressor! On this exciting dive adventure, you will enjoy the best of the Bay Islands. These Islands have some of the best diving Honduras has to offer, with sheer walls, beautiful shallow reefs, spectacular wrecks and offshore seamounts. This trip is valued at over $6,190!
BECOME A MASTER DIVER IN 2020!
Join the growing ranks of the most exclusive Master Diver Program in diving and enter for a chance to win an exotic dive vacation.
EVERY DIVE COUNTS….
We love diving! Every time you log your dive, your dive counts towards numerous SSI Recognition ratings, including the Master Diver rating. So whether you are diving as part of a Course or just for fun, each logged dive gets you one step closer to earning your Master Diver rating.
BECOMING A MASTER DIVER IS EASY AND FUN!
The Master Diver program is designed with you in mind. Choose from a wide variety of Specialty Courses and participate in those that you are interested in. To become a Master Diver, you need to complete a minimum of 5 Specialties with one being Diver Stress and Rescue and log over 50 dives. It is that easy!
Not an SSI Diver? No problem! Up to 2 Specialties from a recognized agency can count towards your 5 SSI Specialties. SSI Diver Stress and Rescue not included.
HOW DO I ENTER THE SSI MASTER DIVER CHALLENGE?
Divers certified as an SSI Master Diver between January 1 and December 31, 2020, are automatically entered to win. The Winner will be chosen on January 15, 2021.
WIN OTHER PRIZES TOO!
Every Diver who reaches the Master Diver Level in 2020 will receive a special Master Diver Challenge Coin! Divers who have already achieved their SSI Master Diver Rating can come buy their coin in March when they arrive.