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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. This is similar to Advanced Open Water course. 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.

Where do you want to dive?

starts at $649

Tioman island (or Pulau Tioman, as it is known locally) is one of Malaysia's most popular islands with all sorts of tropical marine life.

starts at $899

Hop on board to Southern Riau and experience the carefree, leisure diving life on the MV Nautica liveaboard!

starts at $999

Hop on board to Anambas Islands and experience the carefree, leisure diving life on the MV Nautica liveaboard!

Looking to do your open water course somewhere else? Let us know, we can customize a trip for you!

Advanced Open Water Diver Course Essentials



  • Online Theory Materials
  • Weekend Trip - Transport, Accommodation, Meals
  • Equipment Rental (Except for Mask & Fins)
  • Instructor Fees
  • Certification


  • Mersing Stay (if applicable)
  • Dive Assure Insurance
  • Mask & Fins Rental ($ 18 / Day)
  • Marine Park Fee (If Applicable)
  • VISA on arrival (If applicable)

Advanced Open Water Diver Course Components

The SSI Advanced Open Water Course consists  at least five (5) different open water dives.

1 Theory Class

1 Weekend Trip

Online Theory
  • The online theory will give you an introduction on what are the learning objectives during your adventure dives on trip.
  • Modules will cover diving in Different Types of Environmental Conditions (Night, Drift, Boat, Shore, Peak Performance Buoyancy, etc)
  • You can access the module thru Online Learning Portal via
Weekend Trip Session

Why Learn the Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The SSI Advanced Adventurer Course is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. It allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty.

  • Be able to see an overview of Deep Diving and Navigation skills
  • Have basic insights on chosen specialties as an introduction to that specific area of diving
  • Continue diver education, skills, and knowledge acquired from the Open Water Course
  • Ability to dive with an average maximum depth of 30m (varies)
  • Earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer recognition upon completion of the program

Sample Itinerary

32DN Tioman Advanced Adventurer

Day 1

  • Meet at Block 13 York Hill
  • Depart for Mersing Jetty, Malaysia via coach
  • Rest stop
  • Arrive at Mersing Jetty, Malaysia
  • Depart for Tioman

Day 2

  • Arrive Tioman Island
  • Check in resort
  • Breakfast & briefing
  • 1st dive
  • Lunch
  • 2nd & 3rd dive
  • Night Dive (For AOWD & above certified divers only)
  • Return to resort
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • 4th & 5th Dive
  • Lunch, log dives & debrief
  • Check out. Depart for Mersing Jetty
  • Depart for Singapore
3D2N MVN Anambas
3D2N MVN Tioman

What's Next?

The fun doesn’t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! It s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures.