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Looking for SSI Nitrox Online

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by Kirk Perilloux, May 17, 2019.

  1. Kirk Perilloux

    Kirk Perilloux Angel Fish

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    After further review, as Marie13 pointed out, "Legit and online only do not exist."
     
  2. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    It may seem confusing but as others pointed out, when you sign up for a Nitrox certification through SSI and SDI, you can purchase the text book or purchase the content online. There were a few reasons why this option was created. More and more people are getting certified at exotic locations and instead of landing there and buying a book, the online learning enabled them to finish theory prior to arrival. So the procedure will be to sign-up for a course with a dive shop or a resort and then purchase the online version instead of a text book version. This also enables the agencies to eliminate printing costs. Hope this helps?
     
  3. Kaveman

    Kaveman Angel Fish

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    you can do a virtual nitrox course, if you will find an instructor who will do a live video chat with you, and will go through all the class room training via facetime, Skype, whatup, ect. that's what I did. paid the fee, did online learning and did the live training via video chat. the only downside from that is the fact that you need to have your own air analyzer.
     
  4. Easdem

    Easdem PADI Pro

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    That would certainly be 100% against agency standards at least for PADI and SSI.

    Like others have said, you will need to have a practical application for the EANx class. At my shop, we charge $120.00 for the class.
     
  5. Kaveman

    Kaveman Angel Fish

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    Well, may be...but from my perspective, I don't see the difference between talking to someone in person or via screen. As long as you'll get all the training that you need, you should be good. I believe SSI and PADI had their rules in place before the video chat became standard way of communication. And I'm talking about nitrox course only, nothing else.
     
  6. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do you have a PADI OR SSI Nitrox card?
     
  7. Easdem

    Easdem PADI Pro

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    I agree, except one needs to have the experience on the process of analyzing cylinders, admittedly not a complex process, but hugely important.
     

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