Jolly Roger Diving

Puerto Lindo, Panama

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Here at Jolly Roger Diving we believe that providing great training is essential! Our philosophy is to always exceed the minimum standards for every course offered by providing students with the knowledge, skills, equipment and experience to excel. We believe reaching excellence in diving is a partnership between the instructor and the student, working together to surpass all the minimum requirements of each course then push for excellence. With new divers this means we provide ample time for each student to become comfortable in the water and practice skills until they feel confident that they have mastered them. With our more advanced courses our partnership between the instructor and student is to reach a much higher level of excellence. We want every diver that leaves here to look back on their training knowing they received the best possible training and feel great about their accomplishments.

Prices for all courses are listed on the traning prices page.

START DIVING
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
LEVEL 1
4 DIVES
 
ADVANCED
TRAINING
CHOOSE 5 DIVES FROM
DIFFERENT SPECIALTIES
OPTIONAL
 
TRAINING
RECOGNITION
EARN FREE RECOGNITION
RATINGS
LEVEL 2
12 DIVES
+2 ★
LEVEL 3
24 DIVES
+4 ★
LEVEL 4
50 DIVES
+5 ★
SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
& INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
AND EARN FREE RECOGNITION RATINGS

★ = SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
EXTENDED RANGE
SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
& INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS
DISCOVER NEW CHALLENGES
AND EXTEND YOUR RANGE
24 DIVES
+ ★
DIVE GUIDE
LEAD DIVES BY BECOMING AN
SSI DIVE PROFESSIONAL
40 DIVES
+ ★
 
DIVE PRO
PROGRAMS
 
INSTRUCTOR
PROGRAMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All non-professional diving courses offered through Jolly Roger Diving include:
Online Academics.
Instruction Fees.
Certification Fees: Online certifications cards via MySSI app.
Rental Equipment: (BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Weights, Wetsuit, and other items per course requirements.
Diving: Shore or Boat dives as required.

All professional diving courses offered through Jolly Roger Diving include:
Online Academics.
Instruction Fees.
Certification Fees: Online certifications cards via MySSI app.
ProPack: SSI Folder, Underwater Slates & Instructional Materials.
Rental Equipment: (Weights, Wetsuit, and other items per course requirements.
Diving: Shore or Boat dives as required.
Dive Pro's are to have their own BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Compass.

Individulals participating in recreational scuba training programs must print, sign and present the following forms prior to any diving activities.
SSI Privacy Statement: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf)
SSI Medical Statement: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf) (Must be dated within previous 12 months.)
SSI Emergency Contact Information: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf) - German(pdf)
SSI Waiver and Release of Liability: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf)
SSI Statement of Understanding: English(pdf) -

Individulals participating in professional scuba training programs must print, sign and present the following forms prior to any diving activities.
SSI Privacy Statement: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf)
SSI Medical Statement: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf) (Must be signed by a medical professional and dated within previous 12 months.)
SSI Emergency Contact Information: English(pdf) - Spanish(pdf) - German(pdf)
SSI Professional Agreement: English(pdf)
SSI Professional Training Assumption of Risk and Liability Release: English(pdf)
SSI Statement of Understanding: English(pdf)

Scuba Skills Update
Currently certified but have not been diving in over a year? Then take our Scuba Skills Update course to refresh your knowledge. This course is included with all dive package purchases of a minimum of 6 dives.

Diving Certifications and Recognition Levels.

Basic Diver
This program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water and open water setting – without committing to a longer certification program. If you decide to become an Open Water Diver within six months of completing your Basic Diver program, your first open water dive will be credited as one of the required training dives.
Scuba Diver
This program is for students who do not have the time to complete the Open Water Diver program, and provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. You will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training.
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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.
Advanced Adventurer
This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.
Specialty Diver
SSI Specialty Diver is your first step toward becoming an SSI Master Diver, and can begin as soon as you complete your Open Water Diver training. By completing any two SSI Specialty programs that interest you, and logging 12 open water dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Specialty Diver recognition rating along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.
Advanced Open Water
SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits. After completing the four SSI Specialty programs that interest you, as well as 24 logged dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating, along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.
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 will automatically earn the SSI Master Diver recognition rating, as well as the SSI Specialty program certifications.

SSI Specialty Courses:

Boat Diving
The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of them cannot be reached from shore. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely dive from a boat, allowing you to get the most from your underwater opportunities. You will earn the SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.
Coral Identification
Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species. You will earn the SSI Coral Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.
Deep Diving
Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.
Diver Stress & Rescue
Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.
Enriched Air Nitrox
The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.
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.
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. You will earn the SSI Fish Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.
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. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.
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. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.
Night & Limited Visibility
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.
Perfect Buoyancy
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. You will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.
Photo & Video
This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences. You will earn the SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification.
React Right
React Right is SSI's emergency training program, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid & CPR Skills, Primary Stabilization Techniques, and includes two optional components: Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies and Automated External Defibrilation Basics. Students who complete this program earn the SSI React Right specialty certification.
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. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.
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. You will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.
Search & Recovery
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.
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. You will earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.
Waves Tides & Currents
Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your diving experience This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents, and in different types of waves. Students completing this program earn the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Specialty certification after completing this program.
Wreck Diving
Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

Extended Range Specialty Courses:

Advanced Wreck Diving
This program allows limited penetration within the daylight zone into wrecks with an overhead environment. The training required for this type of diving is overhead buoyancy control, new finning techniques, optional laying safety line and the proper use of a light. The program can be completed wearing a single cylinder with either a pony cylinder or H/Y valve. You will earn the SSI Advanced Wreck Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.
Cavern Diver
This program provides you with the knowledge and experience required to independently plan and conduct cavern penetration dives within the light zone at depths shallower than 40 meters. You will learn how to use specialized cavern diving equipment, gas management concepts and buddy team skills to safely conduct cavern dives. You will earn the SSI Cavern Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.
Gas Blender
This program teaches the skills and concepts required to safely blend nitrox and helium-based trimix blends for mixed-gas diving. This is a non-diving program that is open to certified and uncertified divers, and teaches the mathematics, physics and techniques required to safely blend breathing gases. You will earn the SSI XR Gas Blender certification.

SSI Professional Courses:

Dive Guide
This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.
Dive Master
Dive Master
Assistant Instructor
This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become a successful SSI Instructor. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program can earn the SSI Assistant Instructor rating or work all the way through to the SSI Open Water Instructor after having successfully passed the Instructor Evaluation in addition.
Training Specialist
Training Specialist
Open Water Instructor
This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become a successful SSI Instructor. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program can earn the SSI Assistant Instructor rating or work all the way through to the SSI Open Water Instructor after having successfully passed the Instructor Evaluation in addition.
Advanced Open Water Instructor
Advanced Open Water Instructor
Dive Master Instructor
The Science of Diving Instructor Digital Kit is also needed if not already certified as a Science of Diving instructor. Divemaster Instructor (DMI) is the next instructor level after Advanced Open Water Instructor (AOWI). In addition to the duties performed by an active status Advanced Open Water Instructor, active status Divemaster Instructors may conduct the Divemaster Crossover program for candidates from other recognized scuba training agencies and/or enroll in a Dive Control Specialist Instructor program.
Assistant Instructor Trainer
This program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and conduct the Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist training program. Candidates will learn how to evaluate and provide feedback to dive professional candidates in a variety of in-water and academic settings. Candidates who complete this program earn the SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer/Dive Control Specialist Instructor certification.
Master Instructor
Master Instructor