Learn to Dive the Cuban Way

Coco Diving Center is an authorized SSI (Scuba School International). They offer a variety of SSI scuba diving courses. Judokaa Scuba offers full training so all you have to do is sign up in Cuba for your open water dives with a referral letter from us. With a referral letter from us your on your way to becoming a certified diver once you show up there.

SSI Open Water Diver Courses offered in Cuba:

Certification course for Open Water Diving course offered at Coco Diving Center. We offer theory, pool training, and open water sessions in 4 days.

Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver is the best way to start your scuba adventure due to worldwide recognition!

With personalized training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable underwater with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Theory, Pool Training, and Open Water Sessions. We teach courses in English & Spanish.


The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online up to 4 chapters out of 6 when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at Coco Diving Center. You may also contact us when you finished your 4 chapters and inform us your arrival date for us to be able to set up your course to finish the rest of 2 chapters to study before your arrival if you wish.

Pool Traning:

For your pool and open water training your instructor will fit you to your scuba equipment so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”.

Open Water Session:

You will complete at least 4 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successful completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

With OWD certification, you may dive anywhere in the world up to 18m. After you accumulate your diving experience, you may take the Deep Diving specialty course to dive anywhere up to 40m.


SSI Specialty Programs:

Whether you have SSI, PADI, or any other Open Water certificate from different scuba diving organization, you may take our world recognizable SSI specialty courses.

We offer Deep Diving, Boat Diving, Wreck Diving, Navigation Diving, Diver Stress & Rescue, Computer Diving, Search & Recovery, Waves, Tides & Currents, Digital Photography, Night & Limited Visibility Diving, Perfect Buoyancy courses. All those courses include 2 open water dives.

Deep Diving, Boat Diving, Wreck Diving, Navigation Diving, Computer Diving, Search & Recovery, Waves, Tides & Currents, Digital Photography, Night & Limited Visibility Diving, Perfect Buoyancy courses, Stress & Rescue (require valid First Aid & CPR certification from any organization prior to taking this program, i.e. SSI React Right, Red Cross). All those courses include 2 open water dives.

Equipment Techniques, Enriched Air Nitrox, Science of Diving courses. Those courses do not require open water session.

SSI Altitude Diver
SSI Boat Diver
Programs for Children
DAN Oxygen Provider
SSI Deep Diver

SSI Snorkeling
SSI Waves, Tides & Currents
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
SSI Dry Suit Diver
SSI React Right, (1st aid (primary and secondary) with AED and CPR)
SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
SSI Equipment Techniques
Ice Diver

SSI Night/ Limited Visibility
Get Certified: SSI Open Water Diver (entry level course)
SSI Perfect Buoyancy
SSI Diver Stress and Rescue

SSI Scuba Skills Update
SSI Search & Recovery

SSI Underwater Navigation
SSI Underwater Photography
Underwater Videographer

SSI Wreck Diver

SSI Emergency Traning Programs:

React Right First Aid & CPR, and React Right Oxygen Provider – An indispensable tool for unexpected emergencies

It is an SSI s Emergency Training Program. Learn the “How-To” of First Aid, CPR, AED, and Oxygen administration in diving emergencies as well as emergency assessment, so that any emergency situation can be evaluated properly.

Enrolling a REACT RIGHT program will increase your diving safety and comfort significantly. Also, SSI and other training agencies require a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate as a prerequisite for the Diver Stress & Rescue certification.


Pathway to Scuba Diving Professional Courses:

Upon request, we offer Dive Guide, Divemaster courses. You must pass Science of Diving & React Right courses prior to taking those courses.


SSI International Training Director # 74364
Michael Phillips is our Ottawa contact and Training Director for Judokaa Scuba Club, he is an SSI International Training Director # 74364

Kevin Ausman

Owner/Operator PADI Open Water Instructor/SSI Open Water Instructor/HSA (Handicap Scuba Instructor)
Owner operator of Judokaa Scuba and Instructor under SSI Pro #77808 and PADI #415386 and proud to also be a HSA (Handicap Scuba Instructor)...
Kevin Ausman