DIVING COURSES
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Diving Courses

It is time to discover the underwater world! Diving with PADI or SSI will change your life! Come and explore the other 70% of the planet, which lies underwater! You will see the world in a whole new light! All life originated in the oceans!

Courses with Biodiversity

Our Training: At Biodiversity Nature Resort is not a matter of time, it is a matter of performance.
Our Goal: is to make your experience as successful as we can. It does not matter if you do not do it right the first time because our aim is to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying yourself, while learning.
Personal Touch: We teach individually, either to one student or a couple, but four people are our maximum. It is most likely that you will have your own instructor.
Mission: It was our dream to dive in Raja Ampat and we wish to offer this to all!
What is your next step?

What is your next step?

Intro level Courses

Start your underwater journey in the most enviable location, from the first moment your mind will be blown with the most extraordinary underwater encounters. You will be instantly hooked with your new hobby!

Continued Education

Explore new frontiers, open yourself to new passions. Diving education is a world on its own: night diving, deep, photography, rescue... A hobby full of opportunities.

Divemaster

Diving can be a way to earn a living. The Divemaster course is the entry level into the diving industry. You will be able to work in your passion! Live life to the fullest!

Time for a new Hobby!

We offer SCUBA diving training through two diving certification agencies: PADI and SSI. Both agencies have the highest affiliated members and are the biggest certifying agencies recognised around the world.

Whatever level diver you are, you have the opportunity to fine-tune your abilities and become an even finer, more experienced diver with us here in Raja Ampat . We pride ourselves in being the best diving resort in Raja Ampat!

SSI (Scuba Schools International)

We are proud to announce that we are the first SSI certified store in Raja Ampat! Our Store Number is 741071.

  • SSI was founded in 1970 and for more than 50 years SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centres and resorts around the world.
  • Represented in more than 110 countries with over 2800 international locations.
  • Materials have been printed in more than 30 languages and it is the largest school-based training agency in the world.
  • In January 2014, SSI joined HEAD/MARES, one of the largest manufacturers of diving equipment that are known today.

The PADI system of `performance based` learning means that divers need to retain their learning materials, while SSI’s ‘comfort through repetition’ method doesn’t require you to own the materials. So the big difference here is PADI courses tend to be a little bit more expensive.

For us, Biodiversity, flexibility was one of the main reasons that we decided to offer SSI. We want to always provide the best service possible to all of our divers, and we felt better equipped to do this using the SSI framework rather than PADI.

Another primary reason that we added SSI is that the SSI online training curriculum is FREE. SSI is not offering a hard book option anymore, whereas PADI charges high prices for their hard book.

This doesn’t make sense to us, being divers; we care about the environment and feel that we have a responsibility to be doing anything possible to reduce our waste. SSI’s online curriculum is less expensive because they don’t pay for publishing, production, and shipping costs and are therefore are more eco-friendly.

  • Both companies set their training and safety standards according to the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (click here for RSTC information: https://wrstc.com/standards-downloads/). which is dedicated to the worldwide safety of the recreational diving public. As such, one of the WRSTC’s primary goals is the development of worldwide minimum training standards.
  • Thus, there’s no fundamental difference in the skills you will learn from either PADI or SSI.
  • Again not many differences between the two, basically the character and experience of your Instructor will be the most important factor in your course and with three instructors on property; you are guaranteed to love diving!

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.

 

  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.
  2. Log in
  3. Make sure to affiliated with Raja Ampat Biodiversity Nature Resort
  4. 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.
  5. Please send us an email with the course that you wish to complete here
  6. Tristan Jenkins will load the course on your profile which will be under the top tab under PROGRAMS & CARDS.
  7. In PROGRAMS you will scroll down to the course that you have chosen.
  8. You will then have access to the material’s on the website as well as your MySSI APP –

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!

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

PADI is another diving certification agency.

  • With more than forty years of experience, over 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.
  • Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centres and Resorts can help transform your life through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation.

We recommend you start your diving courses using e-Learning.

  • You can learn your theory online with both PADI & SSI before arriving to Biodiversity Resort .
  • Once at the Resort you will then just complete the water theory, which is the fun part!
  • This will minimize your time spent in paradise reading and allow you to do more diving and more exploring!

For all the PADI courses you will follow the links below and the process will be the same.

  1. Choose the course you wish to do
  2. Add the course to your cart
  3. Once you have made payment they will send you the materials
  4. Start learning! 
  5. Once you have completed the theory, remember to print out the form they will give you, so we can use this to complete your water theory at the resort.

All Courses

Open Water Diver Course

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Rescue Diver Course

Dive Master Course

Demo on how to use the above links

SSI (Scuba Schools International)

We are proud to announce that we are the first SSI certified store in Raja Ampat! Our Store Number is 741071.

  • SSI was founded in 1970 and for more than 50 years SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centres and resorts around the world.
  • Represented in more than 110 countries with over 2800 international locations.
  • Materials have been printed in more than 30 languages and it is the largest school-based training agency in the world.
  • In January 2014, SSI joined HEAD/MARES, one of the largest manufacturers of diving equipment that are known today.

The PADI system of `performance based` learning means that divers need to retain their learning materials, while SSI’s ‘comfort through repetition’ method doesn’t require you to own the materials. So the big difference here is PADI courses tend to be a little bit more expensive.

For us, Biodiversity, flexibility was one of the main reasons that we decided to offer SSI. We want to always provide the best service possible to all of our divers, and we felt better equipped to do this using the SSI framework rather than PADI.

Another primary reason that we added SSI is that the SSI online training curriculum is FREE. SSI is not offering a hard book option anymore, whereas PADI charges high prices for their hard book.

This doesn’t make sense to us, being divers; we care about the environment and feel that we have a responsibility to be doing anything possible to reduce our waste. SSI’s online curriculum is less expensive because they don’t pay for publishing, production, and shipping costs and are therefore are more eco-friendly.

  • Both companies set their training and safety standards according to the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (click here for RSTC information: https://wrstc.com/standards-downloads/). which is dedicated to the worldwide safety of the recreational diving public. As such, one of the WRSTC’s primary goals is the development of worldwide minimum training standards.
  • Thus, there’s no fundamental difference in the skills you will learn from either PADI or SSI.
  • Again not many differences between the two, basically the character and experience of your Instructor will be the most important factor in your course and with three instructors on property; you are guaranteed to love diving!

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.

 

  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.
  2. Log in
  3. Make sure to affiliated with Raja Ampat Biodiversity Nature Resort
  4. 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.
  5. Please send us an email with the course that you wish to complete here
  6. Tristan Jenkins will load the course on your profile which will be under the top tab under PROGRAMS & CARDS.
  7. In PROGRAMS you will scroll down to the course that you have chosen.
  8. You will then have access to the material’s on the website as well as your MySSI APP –

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!
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