Do you want to try scuba diving? Or perhaps do a course and get certified? Maybe you want to develop your scuba diving skills to the next level? On board M/V OKTAVIA there are experienced instructors who will make sure your course is fun, rewarding, and safe. Below you can see which courses are available on board the M/V OKTAVIA. If you have any questions about anything at all, or if you have decided to have an unforgettable diving experience with us here at Oktavia Dive Center just go to the bottom of any page on this website and send Jamie a message.
DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
Are you curious about diving and the underwater world? Then, explore it with us! First we give you an overview of the basic scuba-related theory. Then you will do two dives in calm and relaxing conditions together with one of our experienced instructors.
You are a certified diver. But perhaps it has been a while since your last dive, and you feel you want to “get back into it” again before doing a “real” dive. With one of our experienced instructors you will be refreshed on scuba-related theory. Then you’ll get in the water to do some basic exercises. You will notice it coming back to you!
OPEN WATER COURSE
You’ve made up your mind! You want to become a certified diver. You will go through a thorough course containing scuba diving theory and practical underwater exercises. You conclude with four open water dives and an exam. With your PADI certificate you can dive all over the world!
Perhaps you want to start your course back home, and finish the theory and confined water exercises? No problem! You do the four open water dives with us and finish your course on board the M/V OKTAVIA.
You are already a certified diver, but you want to get more out of diving. Perhaps you want to build certain scuba diving skills. From the list below you can choose among different types of scuba diving adventures. You will learn theory as well as practical procedures and routines.
- Deeper water diving (mandatory for divers wishing to dive deeper than 18 m)
- Night dive (mandatory for divers wishing to do night dives)
- Navigation – learn to navigate under water
- Peak Performance Buoyancy – perfect your buoyancy skills
- Underwater photography – learn to take great pictures under water
- Drift dive – learn to dive in currents
- Fish identification – learn to identify fish and other marine life
- Underwater Naturalist – learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
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 dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors. You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives. Mandatory dives are deeper water diving and underwater navigation. The other three you can choose from the list of adventure dives above.
NITROX – ENRICHED AIR DIVER COURSE
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Within just one day you gain the knowledge needed to plan and execute recreational dives with a higher oxygen percentage than normal air. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox shortens the required surface interval times and gives you more no decompression dive time, which means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives, such as live-aboard diving.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE (EFR) COURSE
For those of you who want to learn more about first aid and how to deal with emergency situations. By learning the theory and performing practical exercises you will gain the confidence needed to become an effective emergency first response provider. It is given on land through one of our partners.
RESCUE DIVER COURSE
Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
You are ready to “go pro”! Working closely with your instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. You will develop your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Soon you will become a role-model to which others look for help and assistance. Read more about the M/V OKTAVIA Divemaster Internship Program. This may be the best and most enjoyable dive master program in the world, as you are based exclusively on the live-abord M/V OKTAVIA.