FREE ONLINE E-LEARNING:
Sign up today, and get your SSI Open Water Diver Certification here in Phuket Thailand. At Dive in Phuket, we can take you from a complete rookie to an SSI Open Water Diver in 3 days. With the SSI system, all the study is done online, in your time. So you can even have all the theory done before you come on holiday. However, if you require classroom study we can have one of our SSI Instructors hold a private classroom session for you. We have multilingual instructors from Sweden, France, Australia, and England. Who can speak a variety of languages, so the course does not have to be in English, also the SSI online system has many different languages? So you can study and do the exams in your mother tongue.
After you have completed the online study you are now ready for the pool session. This normally takes between 5 and 7 hours to complete. In the pool, one of our SSI Instructors will help you master the skills you are required to do in order to become a competent diver. This is not an endurance test but you must be comfortable in the water, be able to float unassisted for 10 minutes and swim 200 meters.
OPEN WATER DIVES:
Next is the fun part, diving in the open ocean. We do a minimum of 4 Open water dives over 2 days. From either the beach or the boat. Kata Beach is our house reef and is commonly used for at least 1 day of the open watercourse.
Kata Beach has an amazing variety of marine life including stingrays, nudibranchs, schooling fish and moray eels. Kata Beach is a cheaper option than boat trips, and the advantage is you are not spending 2 sometimes 3 hours to get out to the islands. But obviously the beach is subject to weather conditions
When we go out on the boat we always use Racha Yai and Racha Noi Islands, these are known for good visibility and mild currents and are perfect for training new students. There are artificial reefs, a few small wrecks and marine life such as barracudas, pufferfish and even sometimes turtles.
The open water dives we do at Kata Beach or the Racha Islands are where we practice the skills you learned in the pool and develop your confidence. After the skills are completed we then get to explore the dive sites and see the wonderful marine life
SSI OPEN WATER VIDEO:
For the ultimate open water scuba diving in Phuket watch this video of the course structure and outline on what you will be learning and why.
SSI – SCUBA SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL:
SSI is one of the main players when it comes to scuba diver education globally and with the SSI Open watercourse, you can easily learn to Dive In Phuket with this 3-day course.
SSI is one of the few training agencies that provide free online digital eLearning materials, tutorial videos have been proven to increase the knowledge development modules required to progress. SSI international Open water diver license allows you to dive to 18m anywhere in the world with a free E-card.
Free insurance is provided to all students doing entry-level courses.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE SSI ONLINE STUDY:
SSI uses the latest technology to enhance your learning experience and this is free!
- Training programs are clear, concise, completely interactive and fully responsive; scaling to any screen size
- Comprehensive HD videos, graphics, and images to strengthen learning retention
- Notes feature, to personalize the materials or to discuss with your SSI Instructor
- Interactive review questions to test your knowledge
- Instantly available in 30+ languages
- Single login seamlessly integrates the website and app
- Environmentally friendly: no paper books to carry!
When you sign up for the SSI Open water course you simply click here to download the SSI Free Online Training and receive access to the online videos quizzes and theory, there is no registration fees or course certification fees to pay these are included in the price quoted for the course options.
NOTE: Before scuba diving, you must have some swimming ability, any diver with no swimming ability adds risk to themselves and others
- You must be able to complete a swimming test of 200m of any different style or 300m using mask snorkel and fins.
- Float in water too deep to stand for 10 minutes without any assistance.
- Minimum age is 10 years old
- Download our Medical Statement here and read it. If you are in any doubt or answer ‘yes’ to any of the medical forms you must consult a doctor before scuba diving. You need to read this and sign to confirm you have no medical conditions.
Remember there is no flying after diving, read about it here
- Proper Knowledge
- Proper diving skills
FREE: SIGN UP NOW AND START YOUR SSI OPEN WATER DIVER TRAINING TODAY
Click on the image below to sign up and register for free your SSI Open water Diver Profile and receive instant access for videos that will assist with open water
The open water course criteria
|Academic Sessions:||Online Program|
|Pool / Confined Water Sessions:||6|
|Open Water Dives:||4|
|Maximum Training Depth:||18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)|
|Suggested Duration:||16 – 32 hours|