Enrolling in a specialty course is a great way to hone your skills and learn some new ones while Scuba Diving in Phuket. Continuing Education is exciting and limitless. Ask Aloha Diving to get your personal advice and your tailor-made education. SSI Specialty Course is recognised worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.
Taking a specific number of SSI Specialties in Thailand, Phuket and continuing your pursuit of dives, allows you to earn higher levels of diver ratings. And the best part is recognition at SSI is free! Complete your SSI Specialty Course program with the applicable SSI Specialty certification card and receive the SSI Recognition Ratings: Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and Master Diver – free.
It is up to you to decide how far you want to go. There are many SSI specialty courses available in Thailand and you will see the entire list of specialties that we offer below. Choose your holiday diving activities flexible together with a Specialty Course and just pay the add on. The Specialty Course can be combined with all our diving activities. Take also advantage of our dive packages in combination with any Specialty Course.
Depth attracts a lot of divers as deep dives provide this certain kick.
Dive in places where only a few have explored before! Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 18 meters! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what the SSI Deep Diver course provides you. Explore the mysterious depth of Racha Noi.
What You Learn in the SSI Deep Diver course
Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters/ 60-130 feet.
Deep scuba diving equipment considerations.
Experience in planning, organizing and making at least three deep dives under the supervision of your SSI Instructor.
SSI Wreck Diver Specialty Course
Wreck Diving Course in Phuket
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. Scuba Diving in Phuket is no exception. We got 8 fantastic wrecks just on our doorstep, the famous King Cruiser wreck (sunk in 1997) and the Kled Gaeow wreck (sunk in 2014) as well as 6 ship wrecks at Racha Islands.
All of this sites are suitable for SSI Wreck diving specialty courses.
This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.
What you Learn in the SSI Wreck Diver course
Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your SSI Instructor.
SSI Waves, Tides & Currents Specialty Course
Waves, Tides and Currents Course in Phuket
The SSI Waves, Tides & Currents (Drift Diver) Course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow” The SSI Waves Tides Currents Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience! Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work. At all dive sites in Thailand there is the question how strong the current will be and not if current ist there. Best for drift diving is Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai.
What you Learn in the SSI Waves, Tides & Currents Specialty Course
Equipment for Waves, Tides and Currents
Basics of Waves, Tides and Currents
Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group
Procedures for Shore Dives
SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course
Perfect Buoyancy Course in Phuket
What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The SSI Perfect Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a SSI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.
What you Learn in the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course
How to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
Nuances in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water
How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position
SSI Video and Photo Specialty Course
Underwater Photo and Video Course in Phuket
The SSI Video and Photo course is one of our most fun and popular diving specialties. The course teaches you about taking amazing photos with today’s modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.
Before you know it, you will be able to share all of your amazing photos with family and friends. You will also be able to share your photos on Facebook and other social networking sites to relive the great adventures you’ve had. We have rental cameras available.
What you Learn in the SSI Video and Photo Course
Camera and housing fundamentals
Pre-dive and post-dive care
Camera functions and shooting techniques
Practical tips underwater
Night and Limited Visibility Specialty Course
Night and Limited Visibility Course in Phuket
Whether it’s day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. Just because the visibility is limited doesn’t mean the opportunities have to be less. Discover Yanui Beach by night on a dive or two.
What you Learn in the SSI Night & Limited Visibility Course
Light handling and communication techniques
Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark
Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night
Underwater SSI Naviagation Specialty Course
Underwater Navigation Course in Phuket
Know where you are at any time – To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation. You will learn how to apply natural navigation skill, to navigate with a compass, find your way to marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point. Find your way from Shark Point 1 to Shark Point 2.
What you Learn in the Underwater Navigation Course
Methods to estimate distance underwater
Compass navigation while making at least five turn
Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface
Underwater map making
SSI DPV Diving Scooter Specialty Course
Scooter DPV Diving Course in Phuket
Explore dive sites in-depth and from a different perspective while DPV Scooter Diving. This program provides the you with skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct dives using underwater scooters or diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs). You will learn the special precautions for using DPVs, how to maintain buddy contact and control your equipment, and how to safely enjoy the new experiences that a DPV dive provides. You will earn the SSI Scooter/DPV Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.
What you Learn in the DPV Scooter Diving Course
Pre and post dive care for a long lasting equipment
DPV Scooter Diving equipment considerations
Experience in planning, organising and making at least two DPV Scooter dives under the supervision of your SSI Instructor.
Other options to continue your education in Phuket / Thailand: