Online Specialty Courses

#DiveFromHome

During this unprecedented time, when diving aficionados around the globe are finding themselves homebound for weeks at a time, things have to be done differently. We’re now readjusting to a new normal in which staying dry and learning from home is the only option…

Thanks to SSI, divers around the world can now continue their diving education without leaving home! The Life Aquatic is happy to offer a selection of SSI specialty courses that can be completed 100% online from your home !


COMPUTER DIVING

Dive computers make scuba diving safer and easier if you know how to set and use it correctly. The SSI Computer Diving specialty is your chance to learn and understand diving computers.

CORAL IDENTIFICATION

Coral reefs can be seen from space, but are the product of billions of tiny organisms. Learn how corals feed, grow and reproduce, and how to identify various coral species of three distinct regions, the Caribbean, the Indo-Pacific, and the Red Sea.

ENRICHED AIR NITROX (32%)

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 32% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air.

EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES

The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment.

FISH IDENTIFICATION

Learn how to classify various species of fish using physical, environmental and behavioral characteristics. This program allows you to investigate the fishes of three distinct regions, the Caribbean, the Indo-Pacific, and the Red Sea.

MARINE ECOLOGY

Explore the complex and multi-layered web of life found in the ocean’s various ecosystems. Study how organisms interact with each other and their environment, how energy flows through communities, the links between different ocean ecosystems, and how you play a role in the ocean's changing ecology.

SCIENCE OF DIVING

This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs.

About the Course

Online Course

2900

฿

per specialty

  • Computer Diving

  • Coral Identification

  • Equip. Techniques

  • Fish Identification

  • Marine Ecology

  • Science of Diving

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These specialty programs are 100% digital and easily accessed online or offline with the MySSI app from the comfort of you home. The course consists of a series of online videos and knowledge review sessions.

You will be guided by one of our specialty instructors by video conference all throughout the course. All our online specialty courses are private so we'll be able to answer any questions you might have and guide you through the course at your own pace.

After successful completion of the online academics and final exam you will receive your digital specialty card.



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Recognition Ratings

FREE RECOGNITION CARDS

Complete your specialty programs with the applicable SSI specialty certification card and receive the SSI recognition ratings - FREE:

  • Specialty Diver (2 specialties + 12 dives), 
  • Advanced Open Water Diver (4 specialties + 24 dives),
  • Master Diver (4 specialties + Diver Stress & Rescue + 50 dives).

What's Included

SSI Diamond Kit

Lifetime online & offline access to the digital training materials and videos.

Online Training

Stay connected with your instructor via video conference without leaving home.

Certification Fee

No extra costs for online training material and certification. Our price is all inclusive.




FREE ONLINE TRAINING

With the SSI Digital Training  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!

The MySSI App is the “all-in-one" tool for your diving adventures. All the features you love are FREE – certification cards, videos, hand signals and much more. You can also access your training materials and digital DiveLog right on the app !



Why Choose Us

FREE DIGITAL TRAINING

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

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

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

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

We offer 10% discount for internet booking 10 days in advance of start of program*.

TOP RATED DIVE CENTER

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.

OWN SPEEDBOAT

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

STUDENT DISCOUNT

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