Earn Certifications at Home

Boca Raton Scuba Classes

Take Your Next Certification Course at Home.

Online learning is growing in popularity in the scuba community. So if you want to learn more about diving and earn certifications, now is the best time to take an online class with us! We offer full certification courses for a few specialty classes which allows you to stay home, stream the material and schedule a virtual classroom with one of our Force-E Instructors. Check out the courses we have available...

Refresher Course

Refresher Course
This program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an inactive diver. SDI encourages the use of this program for divers that haven't been in the water for over a year, or if you are newly certified and want to refresh what you learned. This program can also be used as a catalyst for continuing education programs.

Minimum Age: 10 years
Certification Level: Open Water Diver
Online Academics: SDI Refresher Digital Kit, price $75, Right now FREE
Additional Training offered: Complete the online academics, then set up a pool or boat session with a Force-E Professional, email for cost.


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Science of Diving

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. 

Minimum Age: 10 years
Certification Level: Open Water Diver
Online Academics: SSI Science of Diving Digital Kit, price $95
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00. 

(total of $145)
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Nitrox 32% (Limited Nitrox)

Enriched Air Nitrox 
This 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 certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: 10 years
Certification Level: Open Water Diver
Online Academics: SSI Nitrox Digital Kit, price $95

Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification in the store all for $80.00. 

(total of $175)
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Sea Turtle Ecology

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.

Minimum Age: none
Certification Level: no scuba certification needed
Online Academics: SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Digital Kit, price $75 
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00. 

(total of $125)
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Shark Ecology

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. Earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: none
Certification Level: no scuba certification needed
Online Academics: SSI Shark Ecology Digital Kit, price $75 
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00. 

(total of $125)
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Manta & Ray Ecology

Manta & Ray Ecology
In this program, you’ll explore what makes a ray a ray, distinguish how they differ from sharks, locate where they live, discover what they eat, and learn how to identify one ray from the next. You will earn the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: none
Certification Level: no scuba certification needed
Online Academics: SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Digital Kit, price $75 
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00. 

(total of $125)
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Navigation Diver

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, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

Minimum Age: none
Certification Level: no scuba certification needed
Online Academics: SSI Marine Ecology Digital Kit, price $75 
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00. 

(total of $125)
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Fish ID Ecology

Fish ID Ecology
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.

Minimum Age: none
Certification Level: no scuba certification needed
Online Academics: SSI Fish ID Ecology Digital Kit, price $75 
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00. 

(total of $125)
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Coral Ecology

Coral Ecology
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.

Minimum Age: none
Certification Level: no scuba certification needed
Online Academics: SSI Coral Ecology Digital Kit, price $75 
Course Outline: Complete the online academics, do an online meeting/call with a Force-E Instructor, then complete your certification all for $50.00.


(total of $125)
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$25 in store credit

If you purchase the SSI Ecology Bundle Digital Kit, which includes all 6 Ecology Courses, you’ll save an additional $75 that stays in your pocket!

BONUS...when you complete any of the above courses, your instructor will issue you a $25 in store credit toward your next Force-E Scuba Center purchase.

Note any open water diver, no matter the training agency, maybe be eligible for a free SSI Advanced Open Diver Level certification when they complete any 4 specialties and have 24 logged dives, good for ages 10 and up.