Basic diver SSI - Introduction to diving

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 !

Duration : 4 h

  • 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

On the programme

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

Good to know

Included in the offer
  • The boat trip 
  • Equipment rental 
  • Dives 
  • Theory 
  • Liability insurance, 
  • The SSI digital file and the Basic Diver diploma.
  • Water at will
To take with you
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap
  • Towel
Other info
  • 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
Spectators accepted? Yes
Important information
  • Minimum age 10 years old
  • Swimming skills
Spoken languages English, French, German, Italian

Activity location


La Rague Scuba-diving Center La Rague Port 06210 Mandelieu

Port de la Rague, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

Meeting point

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


On the Port 2€ from April 1st to September 30th - parking ticket on sale at the Diving Centre

Public transport

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

Activity provider : Centre de Plongée de la Rague

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Experience unique, merci

Commenté le 06/09/2020

It was a pleasure to dive with them. They are extremely professional, very well organised, they handle every single guest with a lot of care and they also have a great sense of humour. Thank you for this beautiful experience!



Commenté le 28/09/2019

Tout nous a plu Je n'ai eu aucune difficulté pour réserver Je recommanderais avec plaisir

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