Basic diver SSI - Introduction to diving




Try scuba diving !

It is the opportunity to discover the magical world of fish and underwater life and to acquire the first basic knowledge to get you comfortable with scuba diving.

Validate your first diver certification, basic diver SSI !


Experience a magical moment underwater to discover the seabed in complete safety supervised by an SSI instructor (state-certified)

Before you start your new experience, you can calmly study the theory on your computer, tablet or smartphone with the SSI Digital Training.

The introduction to diving or "basic scuba diving" is a course during which you will discover the complete equipment and its use, you will learn the main safety rules and communication codes. These elements will then allow you to explore the seabed with an instructor

The training includes 2 dives : For the first one, we will equip you with all the equipment and then we will reach our diving base located 150 m from the Centre where you will learn the first important steps to manage a dive, for the second one, you will embark on our boat towards the islands of Lérins or the Esterel where you will make a dive with an instructor (maximum 6 meters deep) for half an hour and thus practice in a natural environment the knowledge acquired during the first dive.Before and after the dive you can rest on the boat or swim with your snorkeling equipment in the surrounding area under the supervision of an instructor.

The SSI Basic Diver certification is recognized as the first dive of the SSI Open Water Diver course.

The total duration of the activity is about 6 hours, 2 hours for the first dive and 4 hours for the second dive

Strong points

  • The feeling of weightlessness and freedom that scuba diving offers
  • The security of being permanently close to your state-certified SSI instructor during the entire immersion
  • Learn about marine biology on shallow bottoms rich in flora and fauna

Important information

Minimum age 10 years old

Swimming skills

Other information

  • After you booked, we will confirm the availability within 24 hours
  • No charges will be taken if the activity is not available
  • Present directly your confirmation with your smartphone

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian


4 heures

Number of participants

  • 10

To take with you

Bathing suit

Sunscreen and cap



the boat trip + equipment rental + dives + theory + liability insurance, the SSI digital file and the Basic Diver diploma.

Water at will


Where the activity is taking place

  • Port de la Rague
  • Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Public transport

Bus : Stop at Balcon d'Azur or Port la Rague
SNCF : La Napoule station

Additional location information

Basic diver SSI- Introduction to scuba diving
MAps: Centre de plongée de la Rague