Who we are

About SSI

Scuba Schools International grew out of the passion of a few avid divers who were intent on making it possible for anyone to learn how to scuba dive.
For more than 45 years, SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world.
Started in 1970, SSI has expanded to include more than 30 Service Centers, is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2,800 International locations, and has materials printed in more than 30 languages. SSI is the name to trust in the diving world, and we attribute that success to our uncompromising standards and focused methodology.

Since June 1, 2010, Scuba Schools International is one of the few training agencies who qualified for a Global ISO Certification. 7 SSI Programs, 5 for divers and 2 for instructors, have certifications that meet the International Standards – ISO 11121 for Try Scuba Diving, ISO 24801-1 to -3 for Scuba Diver to Dive Guide, ISO 11107 for Enriched Air Nitrox and 24802-1 and -2 for Dive Control Specialist and Open Water Instructor. Due to that the SSI C-Cards for the appropriate ratings will carry the ISO quality label in the future.

About Meltemi Dive center

We in Meltemi dive center are the ONLY scuba diving school on the beautiful island of Ios, in the heart of the Cyclades, Greece who are offering you courses from entry level to Instructor.

Located in the amazing resort of FAR OUT, Meltemi Dive has the latest up to date equipment, highly qualified teaching and support staff  prides itself on safety.

There are very cool under water scooters available, as well as dive computers which are provided to you at no charge for all training and pleasure dives.

We are very pleased to boast that we have the only onsite dedicated training pool for our customers, along with a beautiful purpose-built retail area and multimedia educational centre. All designed to make your visit to us fun and enjoyable. You get to learn in the perfect environment that suits you!

Come and find us at the end of Mylopotas Beach inside the FAROUT Beach Club resort (last stop on the bus)to see all our very cool, brand new equipment and meet our team of enthusiastic, professional and fully insured instructors. Call by and see us, stop for a coffee,  see the way we do things and come dive Ios today!


Our stuff for the Season 2018

Stathis , SSI DCS Instructor and Owner of Meltemi dive center


Stathis started Scuba diving 24 years ago and ever since got thrilled with it. He has travelled around the world as diver and as dive professional worked an instructor and Dive center manager in a few dive centers in Greece, before he decides to go with his own in Ios island.


Aggie ,  SSI Assistant Instructor & Office Manager


Aggie decided to become a dive professional after being influenced by the beauty of Coral Reefs in Okinawa, Japan. Passionate about marine biology and the underwater world, she will make sure you have an exciting dive that is safe for you and the critters you most likely will encounter. She is our Assistant instructor and Office manager.

Ilan Heran , SSI Instructor

Born in France and trained as Instructor in Australia and New Zealand ,Ilan is going to contribute his experience and help us become the best diving team in Cyclades 🙂

Angie Vasquez , SSI Instructor

Far from her home in Argentina but always close to water Angie is here to share her diving and teaching experiences. Welcome Angie!


These are the brave souls who have decided to change their lives, join us on the sunny party island of Greece and learn to become Diving Professionals.
If they look tired they are, If they look like they have been shouted at…they probably were, and if they look scared, then they have not been studying for their exams…