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SSI Advanced Scuba Training

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TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

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OUR FOCUS ON HIGH-QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS WHAT SETS SSI TRAINING APART FROM THE REST
SSI programs provide an underwater experience that brings people together as they learn the value of communication and cooperation, both above and below the surface. The SSI range of programs is one of the most effectively designed and thoroughly tested diver education systems in the world. There are four distinct components tp becoming a diver — proper knowledge, skills, equipment and experience.
We call this the SSI Diver Diamond.

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge replaces anxiety and fear with correct information. There are many ways you can start an SSI program — traditional training, home study or online training. No matter which way you decide to take the program, it will be taught the same way — using the SSI Total Teaching System. During interactive review sessions, your SSI Dive Professional will teach you how “land value” — what you learn out of the water — relates to “water value” — what you do with information in the water.

SKILLS
The best way to learn essential skills is through continuous and correct repetition. The goal of this repetition is to learn the skills so well that they can be performed automatically, and without conscious thought. This is SSI's signature water training method: ”Comfort Through Repetition.” We believe it is vital to take plenty of practice time to develop the skills necessary to become a competent and comfortable diver. Your SSI Dive Professional will lead you through a series of comprehensive skill exercises for you to practice until they become second nature.

EQUIPMENT
We want you to be comfortable with every phase of your training. Your SSI Dive Professional will teach the class as if you will become a diver and make the investment in your own equipment. While the decision to invest in your own equipment is ultimately yours, our years of experience have taught us that the easiest way for you to become a diver is in your own high-quality Total Diving System. Understanding how to operate your own equipment ensures you enjoy every minute of every dive, and that you don't waste time learning how to operate unfamiliar or ill-fitting equipment. This increases your diving ability, and adds an element of well-being and confidence to your experiences. If you choose not to purchase your Total Diving System, the best way to get started is in your own personal Snorkeling and Exposure Systems. Your SSI Dive Professional will work with you to carefully select the appropriate equipment that is right for you.

EXPERIENCE
Training develops knowledge and skills, but the only way to get real experience as a diver is to go diving! This is why SSI encourages you to participate in more open water dives during your training than just the minimum required number. The more you dive, the more you will enjoy the sport. So, get out there, explore new worlds, meet new friends and see why diving with an SSI Dive Center is “The Ultimate Dive Experience!”

Here you find all specialties we offer - some with, some without dives
To earn the certification for Advanced Open Water Diver, you must complete 4 diving specialty courses (up to you which ones)
and have logged a total of 24 dives.

* These specialty's do not count towards AOW diver rating at the moment!

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PERFECT BUOYANCY

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DESCRIPTION
This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10; 12 if Deep Diving dive is included
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Note: Max depth is 30m / 98 ft if Deep Diving dive is included.
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Not more than 5
Open Water Dives: Not more than 5
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


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 • PERFECT BUOYANCY  

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DEEP DIVING

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DESCRIPTION
Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification. after completing this program

FACTS
Minimum Age: 15
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 3
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
7.500 THB, additional to the trip prices.
(2 trips with totally 3 dives are required)
Rental torch additional 200 THB.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • DEEP DIVING  

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NAVIGATION

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DESCRIPTION
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Rental compass additional 150 THB.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • NAVIGATION  

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WRECK DIVING

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DESCRIPTION
Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online training
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Rental torch additional 200 THB.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day half-day tours to local wreck dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • WRECK DIVING  

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* PHOTO & VIDEO

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DESCRIPTION
This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences. You will earn the SSI Photo & Video Specialty certification.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1+
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Varies
Suggested Duration: Varies

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Rental camera additional 1.200 THB, inclusive SD-card
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • PHOTO & VIDEO  

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SEARCH & RECOVERY

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DESCRIPTION
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 mandatory before open water dive
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Rental compass additional 150 THB.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • SEARCH & RECOVERY  

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* BOAT DIVING

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DESCRIPTION
The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of them cannot be reached from shore. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely dive from a boat, allowing you to get the most from your underwater opportunities. You will earn the SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Depends on diver's age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • BOAT DIVING  

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WAVES, TIDES & CURRENTS

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DESCRIPTION
Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your diving experience This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents, and in different types of waves. Students completing this program earn the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai or Koh Bon.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • WAVES, TIDES & CURRENTS  

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ENRICHED AIR NITROX

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DESCRIPTION
The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours
Specialized Equipment: Knowledge Program

PRICE
4.500 THB, additional to the trip price.
Other specialties in combination additional 2.500 THB.

This specialty can be done in combination with other dives on day trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai / Koh Bon or half-day tours to local dive sites.
Instructor and certification are included the price.


  PDF Downloads

 • ENRICHED AIR NITROX  

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* CORAL IDENTIFICATION

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DESCRIPTION
Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species. You will earn the SSI Coral Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
on request


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* FISH IDENTIFICATION

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DESCRIPTION
The ocean is filled with fascinating and beautiful fish of every shape and size. This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify the common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish. You will earn the SSI Fish Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
on request


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* MARINE ECOLOGY / UNDERWATER NATURALIST

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DESCRIPTION
This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems. You will earn the SSI Marine Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
on request


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* SEA TURTLE ECOLOGY

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DESCRIPTION
This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. You will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
on request

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* SHARK ECOLOGY

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DESCRIPTION
Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. You will earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

FACTS
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: 1
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

PRICE
on request