Similan Islands SCUBA Courses & Learning To Dive With Oktavia Dive Center
DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
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 two dives in calm and relaxing conditions together with one of our experienced instructors.
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!
OPEN WATER COURSE
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 PADI certificate you can dive all over the world!
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
The advanced open water diver 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 deeper water diving and underwater navigation.
NITROX – ENRICHED AIR DIVER COURSE
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Within just one day you 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.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE (EFR) & (EFRI by arrangement) COURSE
For those of you who want to learn more about first aid and how to deal with emergency situations. By learning the theory and performing practical exercises you will gain the confidence needed to become an effective emergency first response provider. It is given on land through one of our partners.
RESCUE DIVER COURSE
Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about 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.
We are able to offer the full range of specialties, please contact us for a competative price.
To view the specialties offered by PADI please click here.
Included in the M/V OKTAVIA cruise price is a basic personal accident insurance. This insurance provides a maximum cover up to THB 500 000. It does not cover treatment for scuba diving related accidents, e.g., re-compression chamber.
Therefore we recommend all guests to review their insurances to ensure they have adequate and sufficient insurance cover.
At Oktavia you can buy a specific scuba diving accident insurance. It costs THB 250 per day, and must be purchased the day before your first dive. You can purchase dive insurance by clicking here