Speciality Diving Courses

Speciality Diving Courses on Koh Lipe

There are 3 levels of SSI Speciality dives based on the amount on specialities completed and the number of logged dives you have completed the highest none professional diver rating is Master Diver.

2 Specialities

14 Logged Dives

4 Specialities

24 Logged Dives

5 Specialties

50 Logged Dives

With the SSI Master Diver rating, you have reached the highest recreational level in SSI diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

See our Speciality Diving Courses listed below. You can start your process in becoming a Master Diver.

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    Price – 6,500 THB

    Duration – 1 dive

    The SSI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver course is SSI’s most popular specialty and it’s easy to see why!

    Diving with Nitrox allows you to extend your decompression limit which means more time diving! This is great if you are doing multiple dives per day, planning a live-aboard or a long dive holiday.

    With the Nitrox course, we teach you how to analyse Nitrox tanks, set your O2 percentage on your computer and how to dive within your PO2 limits. Diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox) has more considerations including managing oxygen exposure and how to determine what’s in your scuba tank.

    If you don’t have time to dive, we can teach Nitrox Diver as a non-diving course for 5,000 THB

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      Price – 9,000 THB

      Duration – 4 Dives/2 days

      There is something exciting and mysterious about depth that attracts divers. Get certified to the maximum depth limit for recreational divers by taking your SSI Deep Diver Speciality with us here at Adang Sea Divers

      Take your diving to further limits with your deep dive specialty. During the four deep specialty training dives you will learn techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters. You will also gain experience in planning, organising and making at least four dives under the supervision of your SSI Instructor!

      If you have already done your Adventure Deep Dive then you only have to complete three open water dives at a price of 7200THB.

      If you’re not sure, try it first as an Adventure dive, which is a one dive taster and still count as one of your dives for the deep specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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        Price – 6,000 THB

        Duration – 1 day/2 dives

        Koh Lipe is renowned for strong currents during full moon. So why not take advantage of these strong currents and complete your SSI Wave, Tides and Currents Speciality Course.

        Fighting a strong current can be tiring and may require the use of lines and special techniques.

        In some situations, moving against the current is impossible. Why not try instead, to plan your dive so you enter the water, ride the current, and exit down current.

        Drift dives are great fun, but you have to keep yourself safe. During the Waves, Tides and Current course we will teach you how to dive during strong current safely, to pick suitable dive sites, and what additional equipment to take with you.

        If you already have completed the Waves, Tides and Currents Dive as an Adventure dive then you only have to compete 1 dive for 4,000 THB.

        If you’re not sure on the course, why not try it first as an Adventure dive. The adventure dive is a one dive taster of the waves, tides and currents specialty and still counts as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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          Price – 6,000 THB

          Duration– 1 day/ 2 dives

          Neutral Buoyancy is the key to conserving your air and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. more details

          Divers who have mastered the highest performance levels of buoyancy stand apart from the rest. They glide effortlessly in the water, use less air and ascend, descend and hover easily. During the Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality Diver course we can help you achieve these levels.

          Over the Perfect Buoyancy course we’ll teach you various buoyancy skills using different games and skills. We can show you how to get closer to the reef without damaging it and you’ll figure out the perfect weighting for you.

          After the course you’ll definitely feel like a more confident diver!

          If you already have completed the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive as an Adventure dive then you only have to compete 1 Peak Performance Buoyancy dive for 4,000THB

          If you’re not sure on this course, try it first as an Adventure dive. The adventure dive is a one dive taster of the specialty and still count as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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            Price – 6,000 THB

            Duration – 2 days/2 Dives

            Finding your way is not a matter of luck! Be the diver that everyone wants to follow underwater. more details

            Take our underwater navigation specialty course to improve your awareness of direction underwater.

            For this course we will refresh your compass skills, teach you how to measure distances underwater and to use this measurement to navigate around a dive site. You will learn how to navigate around obstacles and finally complete an underwater compass course (the treasure hunt).

            If you have already done your Adventure Navigator dive then you only have to complete 2 open water dives at a price of 4,000THB

            If your not sure on this try it first as an Adventure dive, which is a one dive taster and still count as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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              Price – 7,000 THB (includes camera rental)

              Duration – 1 Day/2 Dives

              Love taking photos on land or want to keep memories of your dives. Take our Photography specialty and take your photos home with you.

              During this course we will focus first on your buoyancy, which is very important so you won’t damage any of the aquatic life or coral whilst taking photographs.

              Then we’ll give you tips on what looks good and how best to take photos underwater. We’ll go over the best positioning for lighting and when best to use the flash.

              Finally we’ll show you basic editing for the photograph before you take home all these photos.

              If you have already completed Digital Underwater Photography as an Adventure dive then you only have to compete 1 photography dive for 5,000 THB

              If you are not sure on this course, try it first as an Adventure dive. The adventure dive is a one-dive taster of the specialty and still count as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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                Price – 4,000 THB

                Duration – 1 Day/1 Dive

                Would you like to learn more about the fish you are seeing? more details

                In this course you’ll study the fish families before the dive. Then during the dive you will record all the fish you see grouping them in to there specific family. You will also draw or describe unfamiliar fish and then identify them back at the dive shop.

                We will also show you different ways of collecting data for Project AWARE, which allows them to monitor different reefs around the world.

                This course can also be taught as a dry course with no diving and only theory for 2,500 THB

                If your not sure on this course, try it first as an Adventure dive. The adventure dive is a one-dive taster of the specialty and still count as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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                  Price – 6,000 THB

                  Duration – 1 day/2 dives

                  Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the SSI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. more details

                  Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when manoeuvring around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing.

                  Here at Adang Sea Divers you will be able to try a different type of boat to what your used to. We use traditional longtail boats here so we can show you how to safely enter and exit the water, stow your gear in the most appropriate areas and locate boat safety equipment.

                  If you have already done your Adventure Boat dive then you only have to complete 1 open water dive for 4,000 THB

                  If your not sure on this try it first as an Adventure dive, which is a one dive taster and still count as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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                    Price – 6,000 THB

                    Duration – 1 day/ 2 dives

                    Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure?

                    This course will teach you effective ways to find objects and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

                    Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use a lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

                    If you have already done your Adventure Search and Recovery dive then you only have to complete 3 open water dives for 4,000 THB

                    If your not sure on this try it first as an Adventure dive, which is a one dive taster and still count as one of your dives for the specialty. This adventure dive is also one of your five dives required for your Advanced Open Water Course.

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                      Price – 4,000 THB

                      Duration – 1 day/1 dives

                      Love your fish! then the underwater naturalist specialty is for you. Learn about the relationship fish have with each other in our Underwater Naturalist specialty.

                      In this course we will look at the different fish species and the relationships they have with each other. You will learn and identify different types of symbiotic relations and predator/prey relationship found on the reefs around Phi Phi.

                      This course can be completed as a none diving speciality with only theory for 2,500 THB

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                        Price – 4,000 THB

                        Duration – 1 dive/1 day

                        Learn about Marine Ecology, the ocean is made up of many different ecosystems that have a wide range of defining characteristics. Life in our ocean has evolved into an incredible diversity of organisms.

                        In this course you will look physical components of our oceans, like the characteristics of water temperature, salinity and movement plus the natural and human impacts of the ocean.

                        This course can be completed as a none diving speciality with only theory for 2,500 THB

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                          COMPLETE THE THEORY BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!

                          Cut down the amount of hours spent in the classroom on your diving holiday, and sign up on the MySSI app. Complete the theory portion in your own time at home! This means more time in the water when you get here and less time in the classroom!

                          Enroll in the SSI Speciality Courses Online for immediate on your computer tablet or mobile based access to the Open Water Manual and Video. Integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

                          What’s Included!

                          Prices are fully inclusive of diving equipment rental, lunch, drinking water, National Park Diving Fees, Diving Insurance & dive instructor fees.

                          Diamond Access Upgrades

                          The online theory is only available for 3 months or until after certification if you wish to have unlimited access to online materials then there is an additional 1,000 THB surcharge.

                          E-Card Certification

                          We have opted to only use E-certification cards using the MySSI Dive App to reduce plastic. If you would like to order a plastic card this is still possible but with a 1,000 THB surcharge.

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                            Speciality Bundle Kits

                            We offer Speciality Bundle Kits mixings a few specialities in order to get more out of your dives

                            Speciality Bundle KitsPrice (THB)
                            Fish ID + Coral ID (2 Dives)7,000
                            Perfect Buoyancy + Photo (3 Dives)9,000
                            Marine Ecology, Fish ID + Coral ID (3 Dives)9,000
                            Deep + Wreck (4 Dives)11,000
                            Speciality Diver (2 Speciality courses – 4 Dives)10,000
                            Mixed 3 Specialities (6 Dives)15,000
                            Conservation Specialty (Coral Prop, Coral ID, Marine Ecology)17,000
                            Advanced Open Water (4 Speciality courses – 8 Dives)20,000
                            Master Diver (4 Specialities + Stress and Rescue + 10 Dives)30,000

                            What’s Next?

                            Once you are a SSI Speciality Diver the next step in diving is to become a dive professional by training as a SSI Divemaster, and then even an SSI Instructor! Taking this route is a great option to start a whole new career anywhere in the world!


                            Dive Medical Check

                            NOTE:
                            We must let you know that certain medical conditions may prevent you from scuba diving such as asthma and heart conditions. If you are currently taking any medications, or are unsure about your fitness to dive, please have a look at the Diving Medical Questionnaire. If you answer YES to any to any questions listed then you must print out the RSTC Medical form and take it to your physician prior to coming to Thailand.

                            Please click to see a full Medical Statement.

                            Diving Discounts:


                            200 THB discount per dive with own equipment (own Equipment discount applies if you have own BCD, Regulator and Wetsuit).

                            We offer 10% discount off diving day trips or 700B discount from any SSI Course if;
                            • You completed a SSI Course with us previously
                            • You completed a SSI Course with Blue View Divers on Koh Phi Phi
                            • You are a Professional Diver with current/renewed license status
                            • You are a guest in our Eco-Lodge Sunrise or Eco-Village Sunset
                            • You dive with us in Green Season (May 15th-October 15th)

                            PLEASE NOTE: Only one discount can be applied per person at any time.

                            Cancellation Policy

                            DEPOSITS
                            Deposit of 1,000 THB (fun divers) or 3000 THB (courses) are none refundable.
                            CANCELLATIONS
                            We require advance notice for cancellations and/or changes to your booking.
                            Any no shows/cancellations after 7pm the evening prior to diving, will not
                            be refunded and require full payment.
                            (+5 % charge where applicable)
                            COURSES
                            If for any reason you cannot complete a training course, you will receive
                            partial refund for the sections not completed.
                            If you require additional training to meet the course requirements, we reserve the right
                            to charge for additional dives and pool sessions.
                            THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION!

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