This course is the next step in increasing your knowledge and developing your skills to make your diving even safer and more enjoyable. If you're aged 15 or over then you're ready for action. The course consists of 5 dives, each of them explores a new area of diving, like deep diving, wreck diving, navigation or underwater photography. It is a playful course, giving you experience and control in the water by simply diving with different purposes and goals. Bottom line, the course is awesome, and it for sure does not get less special if done on a beautiful tropical island, like Thulusdhoo in the stunning Maldives! Together with your instructor, you will have a fun, safe and different course that will be something to remember.
Thulusdhoo is a destination that brings together the best of the Maldives: the laid back local island vibe, beautiful beaches, hammocks between palm trees and good diving. What makes Thulusdhoo different from other great destinations, is a strong environmental focus and the work that is being done to re-establish coral on reefs that have been damaged during the coral bleaching event that occurred in 2016 in the Maldives and elsewhere. A unique aspect of Thulusdhoo is that many guesthouses line the beach, all with their hammocks and chillout spaces creating one of the best beach vibes available in the Maldives. Being a surfing destination as well means that Thulusdhoo is a mecca for the young, fit and active crowd, so you will fit right in!
Thulusdho is an island where the surfing and the diving crowds live side by side on the beach. One block away is the real Maldives, the local village with its steady, slow pace of life, white sandy streets and green plants everywhere. It is all very pretty!
There is no alcohol on the island, but often, there is a really cool bar-boat just off the island, where you can quench your thirst with a cold beer, while the sun goes down and the tropical heat makes way for the comfortable evening breeze. From June to October you might even see manta rays feeding on the plankton which is attracted by the lights of the bar-boat! Take a mask and snorkel with you and join them in the warm water for an amazing encounter with these gentle giants.
Introduction to course
The SSI Advanced
Adventurer Course will get you even more comfortable in the water by
simply completing five adventure dives under the supervision of an SSI
Instructor. If you're looking to build your confidence and gain more
experience, this is the natural next step on the ladder. The course is
designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver
course. The course builds on what you've already learned and develops
new capabilities by introducing you to new activities in diving.
Alter your skills by completing 5 adventure dives introducing you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (from 18-30 meters)
- 3 Adventure Dives of your choice
You and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course.
Best part about the Advanced course is: there is NO exam... Just lots of good diving.
Itinerary: 5 days & 4 nights - Advanced Open Water Course