SSI BASIC DIVE COURSE

As a certified scuba diver, the Open Water Diver Course is an excellent way to begin your long lasting adventure. To guarantee you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater, personalized training is merged with in-water practice sessions. An SSI Open Water Diver certification will be earned after accomplishing the program.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO DIVE?

TIOMAN - STARTS AT $499

Tioman island (or Pulau Tioman, as it is known locally) is one of Malaysia's most popular islands, where the white sand beaches overhung by towering palm trees are lapped by clear, calm and warm water teeming with all sorts of tropical marine life.

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Weekly (Departs every Friday Evening, returns Sunday Evening - 3D2N)

Pulau Hantu - STARTS AT $459

Scuba diving in Pulau Hantu allows you to see an optical feast of colorful marine creatures. This isle is also a famous fishing, camping, and scuba diving site due to its beautiful lagoons, sheltered beaches and amazing underwater.

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Weekly (2 Day-trips, depart and return for both Saturday and Sunday)

MV NAUTICA TIOMAN - STARTS AT $949

Spend a weekend and enjoy the comforts of MV Nautica as we sail you to the best diving destinations in the area - Southern Riau Islands, Tioman and the Anambas Islands. Hop on board and experience the carefree, leisure diving life on the MV Nautica liveaboard!

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Weekly (Departs every Friday Evening, returns Sunday Evening - 3D2N)

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Looking for more trips and different levels of adventures and challenges? Let us know, we can customize a trip for you!

OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

ESSENTIALS

PREREQUISITES

Be At Least 10 Years of Age or Older

Able to Swim 200m

Able to Float or Tread Water for 10 Mins Without Any Swimming Aids

WHAT'S INCLUDED

All course materials

1 Theory session

1 Pool Session

4-5 Open Water Scuba Dives

3D/2N Full board trip to Malaysia / Indonesia

Equipment rental for Pool and Trip (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Weights and Tank)

2-way land and sea transportation, lodging and all meals

Instructor fees

Certification fees

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Soft Gear Rental (Mask and fins) – Check with us for the equipment purchase promotion

Insurance

Air fare (If any)

Marine Park fee

Batteries for torch

Gratitude for Boat Crew / Guide

OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

COMPONENTS

Scuba diving is a unique sport where you can explore the earth’s 70 percent of water that is blessed with a variety of flora and fauna. Imagine flying for an hour, except there are marine species flying with you. Through the SSI Open Water Diver Course, you will begin your underwater journey! The SSI Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academic, Pool Training, and Open Sea dives.

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1 Theory Class

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1 Practical Pool Session

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1 Weekend Trip

ACADEMICS
POOL TRAINING
OPEN WATER SESSION
ACADEMICS
Our theory and knowledge includes two components:
  • Online independent study via ADA Learning Platform
  • Theory Class

We established an online training platform so you can study theories at the comfort of your own time. You will understand buoyancy and pressure concepts, equipment usage, hand signals and others through an interactive online system with videos and quizzes.
Thereafter, an instructor will conduct one theory session where additional queries and actual application will be discussed to get you ready for your pool training.

POOL TRAINING

Pool Training

Throughout your pool session, aspects of scuba diving will be imparted to you and you can practice the skills needed before going on your open sea dive. Some aspects you will get to learn on this pool training are equipment assembly, breathing underwater, and buoyancy control.

What you will learn

  • Equipment assembly & familiarizationWeight adjustment
  • Mask and regulator skills
  • Buddy checks
  • Entry and exit
  • Proper Ascent & Descent
  • Equalization techniques
  • Buoyancy
  • Hand signals
  • Controlled emergency swimming ascent
  • Surface skills
  • Equipment removal and replacement

What to bring?

Swimwear, Sunscreen, light lunch, water and goggles for your swim test (optional)

OPEN WATER SESSION

At best, you will complete 4 dives and have a chance to show the skills you gained from your pool training. Travel, accommodation, diving and food are all included on this course trip.

4-5 Open Water Dives: Departs every Friday 6.30pm and returns every Sunday: 9pm

Dive 1 (<12m)

  • Entry
  • Mask Clearing (Surface)
  • Surface Dives (Buoyant)
  • Buddy Aid and Assistance
  • Surface Swim
  • Proper Weighting
  • Locating the Weight System
  • Inflate BC
  • Surface Dives
  • Surfacing Surface Procedures
  • Exit

Dive 2 (<12m)

Entry

Buoyancy Check

Exercises (Shallow Water)

  • Controlled Descent
  • Regulator Retrieval
  • Mask Clearing

Review (Deep Water)

  • Controlled Descent
  • Regulator Clearing
  • Regulator Retrieval
  • Mask Clearing

Exercises (Deep Water)

  • Buoyancy Control (Power and Oral)
  • Moving on the Bottom (Optional)
  • Air Sharing (Alternate Air Source)
  • Buddy Breathing (Optional)
  • Controlled Ascent
  • Surface Procedures
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Surface Swim
  • Navigation (Optional)

Exit

Dive 3 (<12m)

Entry

Review

  • Controlled Descent
  • Regulator Clearing
  • Regulator Retrieval
  • Mask Clearing
  • Air Sharing (Alternate Air SOurce)
  • Buoyancy Control (Power and Oral)
  • Controlled Ascent

Exercises

  • Air Sharing Ascent (Alternate Air Source)
  • Surface Procedures
  • Removing and Replacing the Weight System (Surface)
  • Navigation (Optional)

Exit

Final Equipment Check

Dive 4 (<12m)

Entry

Review

  • Controlled Descent
  • Regulator Clearing
  • Regulator Retrieval
  • Mask Clearing
  • Buoyancy Control (Power and Oral)
  • Air Sharing Ascent (Alternate Air Source)
  • Surface Procedures

Exercises

  • Emergency Swimming Ascent
  • Surface Procedures
  • Removing and Replacing the Scuba Unit (Surface)
  • Navigation (Optional)

Exit

Dive 5 (<18m)

Entry

Navigation

Air consumption (Optional)

Exit

WHY LEARN THE OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

Signing up for SSI Open Water Diver Course will help you acquire the basic skills and diving experience required to navigate freely and safely underwater.

Learn the basic principles of scuba diving interactively.

  • Acquire basic navigational skills and techniques in exploring the open water.
  • Knowledge in the basics of safe and precise diving.
  • Master open water dives with a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.
  • Opportunity to connect with communities of divers all over the world.

OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Pre-Trip

Theory
Every Tuesday Classroom @ Gill Divers Shop, 37b Hongkong Street, Level 3

  • 7:00pm   - Learn Buoyancy & Pressure Concepts and more!
  • 10:30pm - End of Theory Session 1 (3.5 Hrs)

Pool
Every Sunday Pool @ Outram Secondary School, 3 York Hill, Singapore 168622

  • 9:00am - Learn Equipment Assembly and Familiarization, Breathing Underwater, Buoyancy Control and more!
  • 4:00pm - End of Practical Session 1 (7 Hrs)
3D2N Tioman Open Water Diver
3D2N Tioman MVN
Bintan 2D1N

WHATS NEXT?

To begin your journey into a whole new, underwater world, the SSI Open Water Diver course is the way to go. All you have to do is to go through a theory class (with online learning), a pool session, and an open water dive trip to be certified as an Open Water diver!

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