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ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

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The Advanced Open Water Diver Course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills, so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new levels of underwater exploration, excitement and experiences.

The course is designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course.

Note you need to be 14 years and older to complete this course, 15 years and older if deep diving is included.

  • There is an online course manual which can be done prior to arrival.
  • We highly recommended you to read it ahead of time as the internet here cannot be relied upon and it means you will have more vacation time in the water that out!
  • There are videos to watch and quizzes to complete all integrated into the online training.
  • Once you arrive at the resort your instructor will go over any areas of theory you will need more elaboration on before you get into the water and complete your course.
  • There is no exam for this course, but academic sessions must be complete
  • There is an online course manual which can be done prior to arrival.
  • We highly recommended you to read it ahead of time as the internet here cannot be relied upon and it means you will have more vacation time in the water that out!
  • There are videos to watch and quizzes to complete all integrated into the online training.
  • Once you arrive at the resort your instructor will go over any areas of theory you will need more elaboration on before you get into the water and complete your course.
  • There is no exam for this course, but academic sessions must be complete

SSI materials are for free, however you need to register with SSI and affiliate with the dive centre or Resort you will be completing the course with. Below are the steps to follow to get your online learning materials.

How to register with SSI

  1. If you are not an SSI member or do not have an account. Please Click here for more info.
  1. The first page that appears is where you need to fill in all your personal information.
  2. The second page, which appears, is where you need to affiliate to us,
  3. Make sure that you choose Indonesia and copy and paste this name in for the training centre tab: 

Raja Ampat Biodiversity Nature Resort

  1. You will receive an email with your logon details. These will be the same details for the MySSI APP
  2. Once you have registered you can now log in to the website and follow the below steps from point 2.

 

If You Have An Account With SSIi Already

  1. If you are already a SSI Diver you can Click here
  1. Log in
  2. Make sure to affiliated with Raja Ampat Biodiversity Nature Resort
  3. Please take note of your full name that you have logged on with and Master ID. This will all be on the first page once you have logged in.
  4. Please send us an email with the course that you wish to complete here
  5. Tristan Jenkins will load the course on your profile which will be under the top tab under PROGRAMS & CARDS.
  6. In PROGRAMS you will scroll down to the course that you have chosen.
  7. You will then have access to the material’s on the website as well as your MySSI APP – Click here

On the app you will be able to download the course material straight to your phone.

You will find the programs easy and comprehensive, with first rate videos, illustrations, animations and photos that improve learning retention. Once you have completed your online learning you will be ready for the water theory which you will do at Biodiversity Nature Resort.

  • No need to print out a paper to bring with, because you are affiliated to us we can look up your online e-learning and continue from there. EASY!

RESCUE DIVER COURSE

The Rescue Diver programs develop your knowledge and skills so you can confidently and effectively recognize, identify and solve potential problems before they happen. You will learn to consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers and build your own confidence.

This course is challenging but greatly rewarding; you will feel that you are in charge and can provide help in any situation. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken!

The Rescue Diver programs develop your knowledge and skills so you can confidently and effectively recognize, identify and solve potential problems before they happen. You will learn to consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers and build your own confidence.

This course is challenging but greatly rewarding; you will feel that you are in charge and can provide help in any situation. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken!

To enroll in the Rescue Diver program, you must have successfully completed Emergency First Response (EFR) or a similar First Aid Course from any agency (Red Cross, etc), with CPR training, within the past 24 months

There is an online course manual which can be done prior to arrival. We highly recommended you to read it ahead of time as the internet here cannot be relied upon. There are videos to watch and quizzes to complete all integrated into the online training. Once you arrive at the resort your instructor will go over any areas of theory you will need more elaboration on before completing water training and exam.

Below is brief description on the skills you will learn during this course. They are simplified, but when you perform each skill you will go into more knowledge and skill depth to make sure you understand and can perform the below skills with ease.

  • Assisting a panicked diver – you will learn how to approach a panicking diver and handle the situation
  • Dealing with an unconscious diver – ways to bring an unconscious diver to the surface and remove an unconscious diver form the water.
  • Searching for a missing diver – teach you the process of implementing a missing diver search pattern and the different methods to do so.
  • Providing emergency oxygen – learning how to use an oxygen tank and when to use oxygen on a diver out of the water.

Here your instructor will put you into “realistic scenarios” to see how you handle them. The acting might not be the best, but it will test your skills and knowledge, and allow you to learn to work under pressure when faced with difficult, life threatening situations, taking all that you have learnt in the first 2 points above.

Here you will complete your final written exam, after which you will be certified!

 

SPECIALITY COURSES

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The Specialty Diving Courses are designed to introduce and familiarize students with the various diving activities in specific environments and provide limited experience in those areas.

Each dive on the advanced course is the first dive of the specialty course, so you can take advantage of that and carry on with the following dives to complete your Specialty Course. For example, the drift dive on the advanced course is the first dive of the Drift Diving specialty course.

We offer the following speciality courses and many more:

Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training.

 

The program involves:

  • 1x Academic Session
  • 3x Open Water Dives
  • Minimum age of 15 years for this course as you reach depths of 40meteres/130 feet

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This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point.

 

The program involves:

  • 1x Academic Session
  • 2x Open Water Dives

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This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility.

The program involves:

  • 1x Academic Session
  • 2x Open Water Dives

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Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment.

The program involves:

  • 1x Academic Session
  • 1x Open Water Dives, maybe and extra one if needed

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Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your diving experience This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents, and in different types of waves.

The program involves:

  • 1x Academic Session
  • 1x Confined Water session – optional
  • 2x Open Water Dives
  • Minimum age 12 years

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If you wish to find out more about some of your favourite Marine creatures, then have a look at these quick facts about them that SSI have put together on youtube. It could be a fun thing to do while traveling to Biodiveristy, if you have a long flight!

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