SSI Advanced Adventurer Dive Course

Can I take dive courses during a Similan Islands Liveaboard?


A Similan Islands Liveaboard with MV Oktavia is the perfect way to extend your diving knowledge and skills.

You can make a maximum of 19 Dives during our 5 Day/5 Night cruise through the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.  This not only give you plenty of time to learn the new skills and obtain the certification of your chosen course, but also time to practice and hone those skills  through remainder of the trip.

One of our most popular courses taught during our Similan Islands Liveaboard is the SSI Advanced Adventurer.




Our program takes you through five differently skilled open water dives (referred to Adventure Dives) from eight SSI Specialty programs available.  Our Adventure Dives are introductions to the full Specialty program and gives you a sound understanding of what the fully Specialty involves.  If you are keen to take your diving skills to the next level but are unsure which areas to concentrate on, then this is the perfect way to identify which Specialty programs interest you while advancing your dive skills and experience.

What Skills Can I study?

You can choose five dives from the eight Adventure Dives listed below.  If you are not already certified to dive to 30 meters then the ‘Deep Adventure’ is mandatory on-board MV Oktavia.  You can then choose any other four dives from the list to complete your Advanced Adventurer package.  Dives listed with ‘*’ next to them have been highlighted by our Instructors as particularly useful skills to learn for Liveaboard Diving Trips.

  • Deep Dive (30 meters)*
  • Night*
  • Navigation
  • Nitrox
  • Perfect Buoyancy*
  • Boat
  • Waves Tides & Currents*
  • Computer*

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A major advantage of our SSI Courses is the on-line learning material that will be made available to you once you have registered.  The majority of your reading, theory, and review quizzes can be completed in the comfort of your home before you even leave for your holidays!  Once you have created your SSI Divers Profile on the system, it is easy to access your chosen subjects and work through each section in your own time. Perfect BuoyancyBoat Diving




How long does it take to receive my certification?

After completing your 5 chosen Adventure Dives in the stunning waters of the Similan Islands and having a total of 9 or more logged dives, awarding your new certification is a breeze.  With just a few clicks of the mouse back in the office, we can instantly apply your Certification to your Divers Profile and a Digital Certification Card is created.


As you continue your SSI Divers Education, all your certifications will be created in a digital format that you store on your phone, tablet, or laptop.  Removing the need to carry around numerous different cards each time you wish to go diving, and helping the environment a little at the same time.


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