Similan Islands SCUBA Courses With eLearning Available

Do you want to spend more time in Thailand diving and/or relaxing? Then contact us about SSI Dive Courses available where you can do all the academic parts from the comfort of your arm chair and do all the fun bits when you are cruising with us!



Oktavia Dive Center and our vessel MV Oktavia are affiliated as an SSI Dive Center and can bring the best scuba courses in Khao Lak.
We have online training available so you can get the academic side completed before you arrive thus saving you precious cocktails
on the beach time when arriving to Thailand. Once arrived you can get on with the practical side of the scuba courses in Khao Lak
which let’s face it…is the fun part!


We are still able to offer PADI courses in Khao Lak so if you want to do any courses while out on MV Oktavia diving with us get in touch.
Or, if you want to do courses while completing day trips from Khao Lak just get in touch for some great offers.


All prices below include 2D/2N Livebaoard with a maximum of seven dives, National Park fees and free equipment on some courses…Longer trip are available so please just send us an email and we will answer within 24 hours.


TRY SCUBA – from THB 12,725

Are you curious about diving and the underwater world? Then, explore it with us! First we give you an overview of the basic scuba-related theory. Then you will do one or dives in calm and relaxing conditions together with one of our experienced instructors. The rest of the cruise you can relax and take some of the fantastic snorkeling on offer or if there is still time maybe get one more Try Scuba in…




You are a certified diver. But perhaps it has been a while since your last dive, and you feel you want to “get back into it” again before doing a “real” dive. With one of our experienced instructors you will be refreshed on scuba-related theory. Then you’ll get in the water to do some basic exercises. You will notice it coming back to you!



You’ve made up your mind! You want to become a certified diver. You will go through a thorough course containing scuba diving theory and practical underwater exercises. You conclude with four open water dives and an exam. With your SSI certificate you can dive all over the world!



The SSI Advanced Adventurer course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors. You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives. Mandatory dives are Deep and Navigation.



To become a Specialty Diver with SSI is a great way to get up and running with your further diver training. By completing any two SSI Specialty and with having a minimum of 12 dives you will automatically be recognised as a Specialty Diver with SSI. Taking it a step more again and doing four SSI Specialty courses and having a minimum of 25 dives you will receive recognition as an Advanced Open Water. There are many choices of Specialty courses through SSI like Wreck, Deep, Boat, Navigation, Night and Perfect Buoyancy. Get in touch and we can get you on the road…


EAN – NITROX – THB 22,300 (including Nitrox on all dives)

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox course is probably our most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Within just one day you will gain the knowledge needed to plan and execute recreational dives with a higher oxygen percentage than normal air. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox shortens the required surface interval times and gives you more no decompression dive time, which means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives, such as live-aboard diving.



For those of you who want to learn more about first aid and how to deal with emergency situation the React Right program is the one for you. During the course duration you’ll learn about Primary Assessment, First Aid, CPR, Primary Stabilisation Techniques, Oxygen Providing and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Taking part in the React Right program will give you the added confidence that you’ll know how to react….right, should something occur!




Diver Stress & Rescue

Building upon what you’ve already learned in the React Right course (required), this next step will help you to know how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken. It is taken over between two and fours days and you will be receiving academic work as well as pool session and open water sessions.




Are you looking to make your first step into becoming a professional diver? If so we can help you along that career path and get enrolled in one of the most popular Divemaster programs with SSI. Over the period of four to five, five-day liveaboards we will teach you how to lead certified divers, instruct confined water sessions (under the supervision of an SSI Instructor), fill tanks, liaise with guests, equipment upkeep, dive planning and a lot more…

Get in contact if you wish to know more information about this course…