Advanced courses

Deeper into diving

NITROX COURSES
Do you think nitrox is some strange gas only used by hardcore technical divers who dive to extreme depths into the abyss? In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. Nitrox is simply enriched air – i.e. more oxygen, less nitrogen and therefore you have the advantage of extended no decompression time. This provides great safety advantages for every diver and this is one reason why we now offer two excellent combined courses at very special prices:
SSI Open Water Diver + SSI Nitrox or PADI Open Water Diver + PADI Nitrox
SSI Advanced Adventurer + SSI Nitrox or PADI Advanced + PADI Nitrox
In addition, for some dives it is very rewarding to use some of that extra no decompression time to stay longer at depth and enjoy the marine life. Still unclear about nitrox and its advantages? – then please just stop by the dive school and we can explain it in two minutes. Theory duration: 1-1.5 hours. The course price (please see our pricelist) includes student manual, two dives, certification and instruction.

SSI ADVANCED ADVENTURER / PADI ADVANCED COURSE
Do you already have your Open Water Diver certificate, but would like the freedom to dive a bit deeper or are you interested in learning a bit more about a special area of diving such as night diving, underwater photography, wreck diving, our amazing marine life or keen to improve your buoyancy and air consumption? The Advanced course is just five dives and is a lot of fun with minimal theory. Duration: min. two days; the course price (please see our pricelist) includes five dives, certification, student materials and instruction.

REFRESHER COURSE
Already done a diving certification course, but life has been busy lately and you have not dived for year or two (or even more)? No problem. We do regular refresher courses for people just like you where we ease you back into diving with a few of the basic exercises and a nice, easy dive.  Please see our pricelist for prices and options.

SPECIALTY COURSES
We offer a wide range of specialties so you can learn more about a specific area of diving that may particularly appeal to you. A few great specialties that are especially suitable the Maldivian environment are: Enriched Air Nitrox, Digital Underwater Photography, Drift, Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Shark Diver, Manta Diver plus many others such as Wreck, Night and Deep. Duration: Specialty courses include two to four dives depending on the individual specialty. Course prices (please see our pricelist or talk to your instructor) include required student materials, required course dives, instruction and certification.

SSI STRESS AND RESCUE / PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE (on request) (on request)
A challenging and rewarding course, but still great fun. Increase your confidence as a diver, improve your awareness about the diving environment and gain some experience in emergency management and prevention. Duration: min. two to three days; course price (please see pricelist) includes instruction, course dives and training, certification and student materials.

DIVEMASTER COURSE (on request)
Dreaming about leaving the office and swapping your business suit for a wetsuit, then the divemaster course is an excellent choice and your first step to becoming a dive professional! Duration: min. two weeks; Please enquire for prices and availability.

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Maafushivaru

Beautiful tropical scenery, luxurious villas and golden beaches encircled by a sparkling ocean, render the twin islands of Maafushivaru and Lonubo, a perfect vision of paradise.

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Scuba diving

Maafushivaru possesses an enviable location on the southern tip of Ari atoll, a place world-famous for amazing scuba diving, where whale sharks and manta rays can usually be seen year round.

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Water sports

For those guests who generally prefer to stay on the surface, our water sports beachside shack located a few steps away from the dive centre, offers some excellent Indian Ocean experiences.

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Snorkeling trips

Why not join our resident Marine Biologist for the numerous snorkel adventures on offer and enjoy live encounters with turtles, mantas and even whale sharks!

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