Courses


We are pleased to be able to offer a variety of 'continuing education' scuba diving courses onboard our Red Sea fleet vessels.

A smaller selection of courses are available on our Maldives fleet vessel, M/Y blue Voyager'; please see HERE for more details.

Courses we can offer vary from PADI Advanced Open Water or SSI Advanced Adventurer all the way through to technical dive training. We can also help those divers who have less experience or haven't been in the water in a while to bruch up on their skills with a 'PADI Scuba Review Tune-Up. For more information on our technical diving courses, click HERE

To ensure availability, please book your course with your dive travel consultant as soon as possible before you travel, as not all courses are available on all itineraries or sailings.

Are you a dive centre wanting to train from our vessels? No problem! If you need any support from our ground team, please just let us know in advance and we will do what we can to help!

Please see below the PADI courses on offer or click HERE for SSI courses.

The course is designed for anyone who wants to refresh their dive knowledge. The program is primarily designed for certified divers who wish to return to scuba diving after a period of inactivity, however, it is also a great resource for any diver to brush up.

This course may be taken on all itineraries except those that contain the marine parks of Brothers and Daedalus as there is a recommended minimum of 30 dives for these sites.

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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

1) Underwater navigation
2) Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
3) A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

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As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them. The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how you can help.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Overfishing, bycatch and finning. Understand the tough problems facing shark populations worldwide and take significant steps to secure a brighter future for sharks.

This course is ideal for Project Shark, Brother Islands, Daedalus and Deep South itineraries! (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. Make deep dives under the instruction of your PADI Instructor to qualify you to dive as deep as 40 metres.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

What you learn:
1) Night dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems
2) How to control your buoyancy at night
3) Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
4) Noctural aquatic life

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This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives that you will have available to you whilst on your liveaboard holiday.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Have you ever dropped something in the water? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water.

This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course. Sidemount diving offers:

1) an alternative way to streamline in the water
2) easier equipment transportation when topside
3) reduced lower back strain
4) provides redundant gas supply
5) ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you
6) increased gas supply for longer dives

Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive. Plus, you don’t have to walk to the dive site with the cylinders on your back. You can enter the water and clip them on and go.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video. The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

This is an ideal course to take on the Best of Wrecks and Northern Wrecks & Reefs itineraries!

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SSI’s Advanced Adventurer program was created so that you can try out a variety of specialties before you commit to completing a full program. It’s a great way to experience what advanced training is all about and how valuable it can be to your diving adventures. During the Advanced Adventurer Program, you will have the chance to try out 5 different specialties. You will complete one open water training dive per specialty, and if you decide to take a full program in any of the specialties you tried, the dive you took can be applied to your advanced certification.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Boats allow you the opportunity to explore spectacular dive sites far from shore. This program covers the additional knowledge you need to make your first boat diving holiday a true success, and the techniques necessary to dive properly from all sizes and types of boats. Enhance your dive trips!

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. Deep Diving program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably. Explore the deep blue!

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Learn everything you need to know to be a successful underwater photographer! Digital Underwater Photography will teach you the proper photography techniques to get better results instantly and teach you how to optimize your camera system with valuable accessories.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies. The Diver Stress & Rescue program will teach you about accident prevention and how to handle situations that might occur. You will learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems on the surface and underwater. Enhance your safety!

This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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Your Total Diving System is like a buddy underwater who you need to be able to rely on at any time. You will learn about equipment selection best suited for you, care and maintenance of your equipment, and how to properly store it; to ensure performance and extend the lifetime of your equipment.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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You no longer have to make a choice between safety and longer dive times - nitrox is the key. Enrolling in SSI´s most popular specialty program will teach you everything you need to know about Enriched Air Nitrox. This program is also a prerequisite for getting involved in Technical Diving.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation. You will learn how to navigate with a compass, and how to apply natural navigation skills, estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point.

This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

Whether it's day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. Just because the visibility is limited doesn't mean the opportunities have to be. This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun, adventure, and exploration.

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Proper buoyancy control can only be mastered with proper training. The Perfect Buoyancy program will improve your swimming position and reduce your effort which will lead to less air consumption. In addition, proper buoyancy control is the best skill for environmental protection.

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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This kind of diving is already common practice for a lot of wreck- and cave divers. Now the benefits are being discovered by more and more recreational divers. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on the back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the program. Get involved!

This course is ideal for all itineraries! >>>

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Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your enjoyment during your dives. Adequate training is critical to handling the various water motion conditions you may encounter. You will learn to interact with waves when entering from shore, how to react in a rip current and other water conditions.

This course is ideal for Deep South, Northern Wrecks & Reefs and Strait of Tiran & North itineraries (subject to availability - please book before travel!)

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Exciting diving experiences await. These dives and exploring the past is exhilarating but there are some risks involved. However, with the proper training and knowledge you get all you need to have the "Ultimate Diving Experience." Start exploring history and unknown sites!

This is an ideal course to take on the Best of Wrecks and Northern Wrecks & Reefs itineraries!

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