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Introduction to course
The SSI Open Water Diver course is one of the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18 m independently with a buddy.
The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge review. This process is assisted by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what you have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that everything are confidently understood. The practical learning consists of pool sessions and four open water dives. Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of max 12 meters and dive three and four are conducted at max 18 meters. The final stage of the SSI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is performance based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the pool and the open water part successfully passed.
Itinerary - 6 days and 5 night - Open Water Course
Day 1: Arrive Male and hop on a speed boat to Thulusdhoo. The dive center will make your ferry/speedboat booking to Thulusdhoo and provide all details necessary for your transfer on an e-mail prior to your arrival. You will be met at the harbour on Thulusdhoo and taken to your guesthouse. Check in with the dive center for a general orientation, to sign the papers for your course and to register for the theory materials. You can receive the course materials prior to arrival if you want. You just need to request the link from the dive center. (you find the dive center e-mail on your voucher).
Day 2: Spend the day at the beach while working through the theory on your smartphone, tablet or text book. Or, if you requested your login to your theory module prior tio arrival, and have finished it all, you can spend the day relaxing instead of studying, or depending on the schedule of the dive center and instructors, you might already start diving today!
Day 3: Confined water training at the beach. Today, you will step by step go through the process of learning and understanding the waterskills necessary to complete your course.
Day 4: Two open water dives to 12 metres depth on beginner dive sites
Day 5: Two open water dives to 18 metres, and completion of course.
Day 6: Transfer by speed boat to
Male/Airport. This is where we recommend that you book an extra night or
2, and go fundiving... Or, maybe even consider joining the 3 day Coral
Conservation Course? During this course, you will learn how to replant
corals and assist with the actual replanting of corals to the reef or in
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
If you want a longer itinerary, you can add extra days of diving and accommodation upon booking.
Due to ocean and weather conditions, the itinerary can be subject to change.
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