Each year thousands of keen water lovers take their first steps into the underwater world and Learn to Scuba Dive by completing their Open Water Diver Course.  Students can gain their Junior Open Water Diver Certification from as early 10 years old, which makes Scuba Diving a fantastic sport for all the family to enjoy and share, and shows you are never too young or too old to learn something new.ssi_open_water_diver

For the majority, this experience is made up of a 3 or 4 Day Course which comprises two days of classroom and pool training, followed by 2 days to complete the four required Open Water Dives.

With so many excellent training facilities and locations around the world the choice is endless, and for the most part will be a wonderful adventure that will challenge and reward in equal measures.



The only downside for many new Open Water Divers is that the course is relatively short and once certified they may not get the opportunity to dive again for some time (usually not until their next holiday).  This often leads to many of the important skills and procedures learnt during the course being forgotten.  The feeling that they are having to ‘start from the beginning’ again can be quite off putting for newly certified divers and may lead to additional ‘Refresher Training’ if they do not feel confident enough in their abilities.


So, is there a better option when learning to Scuba Dive?

A Better Option – Open Water Diver + Similan Islands Diving Liveaboard.

Here at Oktavia Dive Center we think we have the perfect answer!  Discover the amazing underwater world by joining us on-board MV Oktavia and Learn to Scuba Dive by completing your Open Water Diver Certification during one of our famous Similan Island Liveaboard Cruises.

Combining your Open Water training with our Liveaboard Diving Cruise offers so much more than just earning your Diving Certification.  Not only will you receive the very best training from our incredible Instructors, you will also experience the magic of Life-on-Board as we cruise and dive through the stunning Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.  Great company and the chance to make new friends and Dive Buddies from all over the world, delicious food, beach trips, and of course, stunning sunsets are all part of the experience that will leave you wanting to come back for more.



Start Learning On-line Before You Arrive!

Oktavia Dive Center is a registered Scuba Schools International (SSI) Dive Center.  Our SSI Open Water Diver Course includes a first class on-line learning system that allows you to complete all the reading and theory part of your course from the comfort of your own home.  We’ll keep track of your progress as you work through the sections and are always available in case of any questions or queries.  Completing the Learn to Scuba Dive theory before you depart for you holiday leaves you extra time to enjoy your Liveaboard Diving Cruise and concentrate on the practical elements of the course.

Before you set sail, a full session of Pool Skills Training will ensure you are fully comfortable and familiar with your Scuba equipment, and will teach you the fundamental skills required to complete your Open Water Dives.

You will be able to dive up to 19 times during our 5 Days/5 Nights Similan Islands Liveaboard – enabling you to really develop and perfect the skills learnt during your course.  Our Instructor will be there with you every step of the way to ensure your training doesn’t just stop after you gain your licence on Day 2.  Continued development is a key element to our training program and our goal is for you to become the very best diver you can be during the course of the trip.

Our booking process is easy, personal, and prompt.  Contact Us now for more information on how to become an Open Water Diver!