The All Stars Diving Foundation is committed to (former) professional care providers like law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics or (former) employees of the army who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who suffers from other similar psychological complaints! Then you can use the services of the All Stars Diving Foundation. If you are or have worked in another sector as a care provider, you can always submit a request to the foundation, after which the board will make a decision regarding your application.
If you fall under the target group for which the All Stars Diving Foundation is committed and if you want to register for the SSI Open Water Diver training, we would like to ask you to have the following verification form completed by your doctor or practitioner. As a Foundation, we cannot and do not want to receive medical information, but we cannot avoid requesting any form of verification in order to participate in the program. Then fill in the online registration form and add the document digitally to the registration form. If you do not have a scanner, you can also send the verification form by post to the secretariat; All Stars Diving Foundation, Dunantstraat 48, 2713 VA, Zoetermeer (The Netherlands). This form will be destroyed immediately after receipt and assessment.
You will be contacted shortly after receipt of the registration/ verification form. We create an account on DiveSSI where your theory lesson package will be found, we go through the planning, and immediately arrange insurance for the duration of the training. This is all included in the price.
No diving without diving equipment, so we have to ensure that you are provided with complete diving equipment. We receive these on loan from DivePost (Zoetermeer) for the duration of the training. From a hygienic point of view, we advise you to purchase a mask, snorkel and shoes yourself. This is not mandatory, but it is hygienic and comfortable to start your course. At the moment we can only offer diving equipment on loan to students who follow the course in The Netherlands.
If you are registered for the SSI Open Water Diver course, we start with the theory. This can largely be done online, but because we think it is important that you really understand the theory behind diving, we also plan a theory lesson. This way we know for sure that you are well prepared for the water.
You learn different skills in the pool or shallow part of the open water. You first practice this with the instructor. The instructor adapts the program to your pace. We think personal attention is very important. That’s why we don’t move on to the next exercise until you’re really ready. When you have practiced all skills a number of times, this will be after about 5 sessions, we will do a real dive. Together we will see what you feel comfortable with, usually we don’t go that deep the first time, then you can get used to everything around you. Do you like it and are you curious about more? Then we adjust the plans and go a little deeper, to a maximum of 18 meters. Here too we adjust all plans to what you feel comfortable with.
If you have completed the theoretical part online, a written exam will follow. If you have achieved this and you have also covered and mastered all the skills, then you have passed the SSI Open Water Diver training. This is a certification that is valid worldwide and that allows you to dive with your buddy up to 18 meters.
As a non-profit foundation, we have a mission to support (former) professional care providers like law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics or (former) employees of the army who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who suffer from other similar psychological complaints. We can therefore offer the SSI Open Water Diver training for an amount of €275.00. Included in the course are the rental (At the moment we can only offer diving equipment on loan to students who follow the course in The Netherlands) of the diving equipment, the Open Water digital lesson package and the insurance.