SSI Basic Course

Become an internationally recognized and certified SSI Open Water Diver with our Open Water Diver Course!

We will build you up with the skills needed through training and ample water time to get you comfortable underwater, as well as equip you with the gears necessary to start your Scuba Adventure! The Open Water Diver Course is separated into three segments – Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.

Starts at $599.00

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.

from $599.00

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.

from $899.00

Wouldn’t you love to dive amongst crystal clear waters and a diverse array of marine life from the tiny pygmy seahorses to the deep sea mola mola or sunfish, with crazy currents to boot?
Set your heart on Diving In Bali against one of the many beautiful islands or beaches it offers!

from $899.00

Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, the waters of Phuket offer an abundance of marine life and wondrous dive sites. Explore sites like the King Cruiser Wreck, Koh Doc Mai, Shark Point or Phi Phi Island. Lucky divers may even encounter a Whale Shark or Manta at these sites!

hassle free MV Nautica?

from $879.00

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!

Open Water Diver Course Essentials


  • 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


  • All Course Materials
  • 1 Theory Session
  • 1 Pool Session
  • 4-5 Open Water Scuba Dives
  • 3D2N Full Board Trip to Malaysia / Indonesia / onboard MV Nautica
  • 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


  • Soft Gear Rental (Mask and Fins) - Check with us for the Equipment Purchase Promotion
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Air Fare (If Any)
  • Marine Park Fee
  • Batteries for Torch
  • Gratitude for Boat Crew / Guide
Open Water Diver Course

Open Water Diver Course Components

Scuba Diving is amazing! It's like being in Space for an hour. Begin your journey with the SSI Open Water Diver Course and let it be the gateway to your underwater adventure! The SSI Open Water Diver Course consists of three segments: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.

1 x Theory Class

There are 2 segments to the Academic portion of the Open Water Diver Course

1. Online Independent Study via ADA Learning Platform

We have developed an online training platform so that you can learn the theories at your own pace, in your own time.
You will be learning theories such as Buoyancy and Pressure Concepts, Equipment Usage, Hand Signals and more via the interactive system with videos and quizzes.

2. Theory Class

When you have completed your independent study, you will attend 1 theory session with an instructor present, who will be able to go through additional queries and actual application of concepts to get you ready for your pool session.

1 Session: Tuesday 7pm – 10.30pm
Location: Deep Blue Scuba Shop, 74 South Bridge Road #03-01 Singapore 058704

1 x Practical Pool Session
1 x Open Water Session

What's Next?

The fun doesn’t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! It's your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures.

Sample Itinerary



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


9:00am Learn Equipment Assembly and Familiarization, Breathing Underwater, Buoyancy Control and more!
4:00pm End of Practical Session 1 (7 Hrs)
3D2N Tioman
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