Oktavia Dive Center SSI SCUBA Diving Courses

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SSi Advanced Adventurer Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver at the Similans
Advanced Open Water Diver at the Similans

Thailand boasts some of the world’s best scuba diving sites.  Where better to Advance your scuba diving education than on-board one of our famous Similan Islands Diving Liveaboard Cruises!

Combining your Scuba Diving Courses with a Similan liveaboard Cruise offers so many advantages over the standard 2-4 Day course schedule.  Join us and create a magical experience as you Learn to Dive and cruise through some of the most beautiful of Thailand islands.

Oktavia Dive Center and our vessel MV Oktavia are an affiliated Scuba Schools International (SSI) Dive Center and bring the best scuba courses in Khao Lak.

Benefits of Liveaboard Dive Courses


Maximize your time with your Instructor

  • Living on-board with your Instructor for the duration of your course builds a special, trusting relationship.  The extra time together allows you to take full advantage of their experience, guidance, and friendship!

Practice and Perfect your New Diving Skills

  • The extra time on-board our Similan islands Liveaboard allows for additional dives.  You can practice and perfect the Diving Skills you learnt during your course.   Advanced Open Water and Specialty Courses are particularly suited to a Liveaboard Cruise.

Share your Experience with Like-Minded Buddies

  • Meet and make friends with other like-minded guests from all over the world as your share your Similan Liveaboard experience with people who love to dive.

Live Life On-board

  • Life on-board our Similan Islands Liveaboard Cruise is a wonderful experience.  ‘Boat Life’ creates a special environment where stunning sunsets, beautiful beach trips, delicious Thai Food, and great company all combine into an unforgettable holiday.


Save Time with SSI eLearning

Through our Khao Lak Dive Center and range off Scuba Schools International (SSI) Dive Courses you can complete your education without losing any your precious holiday time in the class room.  SSI provides fantastic on-line eLearning material that you can study and complete before you even leave for your holiday.  This will leave all the fun bits for when you are cruising with us on-board MV Oktavia and allow you extra time to enjoy the magic of the Similan Islands.  The sign up process is simple and the course material is clear and comprehensive.  Of course, we are always available to help with any queries if needed.

Scuba Diving Course Options

By clicking on the pictures you can find out more information on how to further your diving education with the most popular of our extended course liveaboard packages.

Guests wishing to learn to Scuba Dive or extend their diving education with a course on MV Oktavia must check the Student Record Medical Statement PDF [Click here].  If you answer YES to any of the questions you will need to gain a doctor’s certificate stating ‘Fit for Diving’ or you may not be able to partake in the course.

SSi Advanced Adventurer Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver at the Similans
Advanced Open Water Diver at the Similans

PADI Dive Courses

We do offer the PADI Dive Course equivalent if you wish, as our Instructors are cross-trained.  They cost a little more and the learning material is in book form.  Please just get in touch for more details or to discuss the benefits of our SSI Scuba Diving Courses.