Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver



per person

  • Day 1: Pool Training

  • Day 2: O.W. Dives 1 & 2


If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. You don't have to be an expert swimmer nor do you have to have had any diving experience.

Scuba Diver is the perfect course for those who do not have time to complete an entire Open Water Diver Program. The content of this program represents about half of an Open Water Diver program. You can then complete the second half and become a certified diver at another time, anywhere that is convenient for you.

This certificate entitles you to take part in dives under the direct supervision of a Dive Professional up to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet all over the world.

Your underwater adventures can begin as soon as you want with the SSI Digital Learning program with all the training materials available online. You can learn the information you need at your own pace and then come to Koh Samui to complete the course.

The minimum age to begin the Open Water Course is 10 years old. You also need to be able to swim and tread water comfortably. Please take a look at the medical statement and should you answer yes to any of the questions, please consult a physician before signing up for the course.

About the Course


The academic portion of the Scuba Diver program is digital and easily accessed online or offline with the DiveSSI app whenever and wherever you want. The academic section of the SSI Scuba Diver course consists of a series of online videos and knowledge review sessions.


The pool sessions are your next step. Take what you've learned in the academics and apply it in realistic training scenarios in the pool.
Your Instructor will personally fit you for your scuba equipment, so that you become comfortable in you "second skin".


You will complete 2 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successful completion of your open water training dives and final exam you will become a Certified Diver.

What's Included

Hotel Transfer*
Digital Training
Certification Fee
Food & Drinks
Digital Card



 (*): please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.


With the SSI Digital Training  and the DiveSSI app, you can study your course materials and complete the classroom portion at your own pace – anytime, anywhere - there is no need to spend valuable time in a classroom whilst on vacation!


Courtesy of SSI and DiveAssure, you are covered under the DiveAssure StartDive Plan. This plan includes coverage for treatment of decompression sickness throughout your entire diving course FREE OF CHARGE.

Why Choose Us


  Complete all the theory online in your own time - there is no need to spend valuable time in a classroom whilst on vacation!


You will receive expert instruction from our highly experienced multilingual instructors.


If you find a lower qualified rate* within 24 hours of booking, we'll match it and give you a 10% discount in our store.


We are one of the highest rated dive schools on the Island and winners of the 2016 LTG Award for Best Dive Center in Koh Samui.


We are one of the few dive schools on Samui who operate our own purpose-built speedboat.


All our students are granted a 10% discount on all regular priced dive gear in our shop.

All our Instructors are dual-certified SSI & PADI. Please contact us if you would like to book a PADI course.

Weather conditions: If the weather on the day of your diving trip / open water dives of a course prevents us from having a safe and enjoyable experience you will be informed that the trip is cancelled or of the need to change the diving trip to another day. Please note that in the event of light rain without strong winds or big waves we will NOT cancel any dive trips, as it does not prevent us from having an enjoyable and safe experience.

Dive Destinations: Tour schedule is subject to change without any prior notice in accordance with weather conditions. If The Life Aquatic dive center knows in advance that the weather on the day you would like to go diving most likely will prevent us from going to the scheduled dive destination, we will advise you as soon as we know and let you decide if you like to change the dive trip to another day or cancel the trip for a full refund. The Life Aquatic Dive Center cannot be held responsible for adverse unforeseen weather conditions, involving rough seas and poor visibility.

Waiver of Liability
: All certified divers must read, fill out, and sign a copy of the SSI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Waiver before diving services can be provided. Please review the contract with legal counsel and family members prior to booking. Additional waivers may be required for those divers undergoing training, depending on the course requirements imposed by PADI or SSI.

Medical Statement: All diving courses and Try Scuba Diving programs require a completed Diving Medical Statement which can be downloaded here. The participant must answer all the questions with 'Yes' or 'No'. If any questions require a “Yes” answer then a signature from a physician on the back of the form is required to confirm the participant is fit to dive. If this is not done prior to attending the course we are unable to allow the participant to dive and cancellation fees will be incurred.

Diver Certification and Equipment
: All divers must show proof of diving certification from either SSI, PADI, CMAS, NAUI or equivalent certifying organisations if taking part in any non-entry level diving activity. All scuba divers must accept full and complete responsible for themselves, their actions, and their equipment.
Divers may elect to use their own gear, or arrange to use our equipment. Regardless, divers must inspect their gear prior to each and every dive, and they must be responsible for the proper functioning of that gear. In addition, divers must have a dive plan that addresses the issue of possible in-water equipment failure.

Responsibility and Liability
: The Life Aquatic Dive Center, its officers, employees, agents, and contractors are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss, accident, damage, delay, omission, irregularity or nonperformance occurring in connection with these arrangements. The client understands and accepts all risks associated with any and all activities, including both land based and water activities, air travel, car travel, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and boating. Divers acting irresponsibly can have an adverse impact on their fellow divers and the diving community. As a result, we will not tolerate unsafe, illegal, or irresponsible behavior.

: The Life Aquatic Dive Center offers free pickup service from your hotel to the pier and on the way back, from the pier back to your hotel for the following areas: Bophut, Bang Rak, Choeng Mon, Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam and Bang Por. For transfers to and from Nathon, Baan Taling Ngam, Thong Krut, Bang Kao and Hua Thanon, we will charge additional 500 THB each way per group (not per person). Your pick-up time will be sent to you by email once the booking is confirmed.

For safety reasons, personal underwater cameras and action cameras are NOT ALLOWED on Try Scuba Programs and entry-level courses.

Lost or damaged equipment: 
In case of lost or damaged gear through irresponsible or inappropriate use through our customers, we will charge the wholesale price of damaged / lost item.

The balance for all booked trips must be paid in full before the scheduled day the trip. The outstanding balance will be non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 24 hours before the time the trip is due to depart, or if the customer is a no-show. (72 hours for online bookings)

Cancellations can only be acknowledged if received IN WRITING, by email No cancellations accepted by telephone, SMS or chats. These cancellations must be acknowledged by The Life Aquatic, in writing to be valid.