I want to learn how to dive. Where do I start?
You can start from the basics with Open Water Course. It is a great way to explore the underwater world and is a basic diving course.
If you are still undecided, feel free to check out our Discover Scuba Program so you could experience breathing underwater at a day session and learn the basics of diving at the comfort of a swimming pool. Click here. for more info.
What is the minimum age to become a diver?
You must be at least 10 years old to take the SSI Open Water diving course. An Open Water certification will be given to children and can be upgraded when they turn 15 years old.
What does the SSI Open Water Diving License allow me to do?
The SSI Open Water Diving License allows you to dive up to 18 metres with a buddy after receiving the certification.
How long is the course?
Dive courses occur after office hours to fit working professionals’ schedule. The SSI Open Water course is composed of 1 theory session on Tuesdays at 7-10pm, 1 pool session during Sundays at 9am to 4pm and a weekend trip leaving Friday at 6:30pm and returning Sunday at 9pm. The duration of the course differ depending on sea or land travel times.
Do I need to buy any equipment for the course?
No need to buy equipment for the course but rental of soft gear (mask and fins) is required. Students will be provided with exclusive equipment bundles to have a safer and fun dive.
Do I need to be a good swimmer to learn how to dive?
As long as you can swim a distance of 200 metres or snorkel with mask and fins for 300 meters and do a 10 minute tread/float, that would be enough as it is part of the SSI Open Water requirements to make sure you will be safe on your open sea dives.
How deep will I be going?
Most dives will be around 6 to 12 metres during your course. When you become a certified SSI Open Water Diver, you are then qualified to dive up to 18 metres.
How often are Open Water Trips organised?
The Open Water dive trips to Tioman, Bintan and Phuket are held every week. For more info on the destinations, click here.
Does my SSI Open Water Dive card expire?
The SSI Open Water Dive card does not expire but if you had 6-8 months break from diving, we suggest taking a refresher in the pool so you could enhance your skills and recall the safety concepts to make your succeeding dives safe and at ease. For more info on our refresher course, click here.