SSI BASIC 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 $599
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.
BINTAN - STARTS AT $599
Diving in Bintan is perfect for beginners or a quick getaway. The untouched nature of the dive sites also appeals to experienced divers, especially those with an interest in macro-life.
Looking for more trips and different levels of adventures and challenges? Let us know, we can customize a trip for you!
OPEN WATER DIVER
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
OPEN WATER DIVER
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.
1 Theory Class
1 Practical Pool Session
1 Weekend Trip
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.
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
- 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)
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)
Dive 2 (<12m)
Exercises (Shallow Water)
Review (Deep Water)
Exercises (Deep Water)
Dive 3 (<12m)
Final Equipment Check
Dive 4 (<12m)
Dive 5 (<18m)
Air consumption (Optional)
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
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)
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)
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!