Beginner Diving Course

The first step of the journey of scuba diving

We offer NAUI and SSI diving courses and give future divers more options in the market. NAUI is the first non-profit diving organization in the United States, and SSI is the international diving training organization of the same group of famous diving equipment brand MARES. Both NAUI and SSI have a history of more than 50 years and are members of Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC), European Underwater Federation (EUF) and China Underwater Association (CUA). NAUI and SSI have also obtained International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.

Course Content

SSI Open Water Diver Course

SSI (Scuba Schools International) was established in 1970 and is internationally recognized. This open water diving course is the first certification to start the diving journey which allows you to dive safely and professionally to a limit depth of no more than 18 meters. All SSI courses can be e-learned permanently, and there is no additional charge.

 

Prerequisite

Age 10 or above

 

Course Content

  • Your body and aquatic environment

  • Use life support equipment underwater

  • Breathing gas and its effect on the body

  • Diving partners and the value of performing diving

  • Ocean and diving opportunities

  • Your diving experience and more

Course Duration

3-hour academic session + e-learning + 2 days in-water training

Course Fee

HK$3800

Special Installment: 1st $1900 for academic,2nd $1900 for in-water training

(No additional cost for English speaking)

​Price includes

  • Diving instructor fee

  • e-learning application

  • Gear rental

  • Gas cylinders

  • C-Card application fee

  • Online dive log

  • Online diving skills video

 

NAUI Scuba Diver Scourse

NAUI is the first non-profit diving organization in the United States. Since its establishment in 1959, it has fully committed to support the development of underwater sports. After completing this course, you will be able to dive and explore the ocean mysteries with a limited depth of no more than 18 meters!

Prerequisite

Age 10 or above

Physical condition suitable for diving

 

Course Content

  • Introduction to diving

  • Diving equipment

  • Diving skills

  • Dive Plan

Fee includes

  • Instructor fee

  • e-learning APP

  • Full gear rental

  • Gas tanks

  • Application fee for c-card

Course Duration

6 hours theory class + 2 days aquatic training 

Course Fee

HK$3500

Equivalent Chart

The mission of each diving organization is to train professional divers, but their teaching methods and journeys may be different. The following is a equivalent chart of the three major diving certification agencies in Hong Kong.

Try Scuba Dive

Fee includes

  • Instructor fee

  • Full gear rental

  • Gas tanks required

Want to experience diving in Hong Kong? Our professional dive leaders will lead you to explore the underwater world of Hong Kong, giving you a safety first, at the same time, fun diving experience.

Prerequisite

Age 10 or above

Physical condition suitable for diving

 

Content

Theory session on diving gear and basic skills | an unforgettable diving experience

 

Duration

1 theory session + 1 dive session

Fee

HK$600

 

Application Flow

Upon receiving, we will contact you within a day. If you are applying for SSI, you may download MySSI APP to view the first 3 chapters of Open Water Diver Course.

Once the course fee is settled, we will officially proceed to the training! Can't wait, right?

Why us?

  • Professional

    Managed by SSI Instructor Trainee and former NAUI Course Director. More than 10 years experience.

  • Dive Site

    Private dive site allows full-journey training.

  • Small Group

    Small group training to make sure all student is given plenty of attention.

  • Flexible Schedule

    Classes open for minimum 1 person. No fixed schedule, fully accommodate your timetable!

FAQ

Do I have to be a good swimmer in order to learn scuba diving?

The nature of scuba diving and swimming are different. You only need to be able to float or tread water for 10 minutes, swim 200 meters without time limit, or use snorkeling equipment and fins to swim 300 meters to register as a diver.

But if you are afraid of water, you can check with us first. Our instructor has succeeded in getting students who are afraid of water to overcome their fear and get a diving license, so don't give up the idea of ​​learning to dive right away.

How to choose a diving certification agency? PADI, SSI or NAUI?

The certifications of all diving organizations are internationally recognized, which means that diving sites around the world will recognize your diving qualifications and will not allow other divers to dive because the diving center is registered by a diving organization. After all, the sea belongs to everything, and we are all sharing the beautiful scenery of the earth!

Having said that, I also wrote two articles around these topics (Cantonese only).

每位報讀潛水課程前必問:PADI, NAUI及SSI的分別?

PADI NAUI SSI (網上教學e-learning) APP比較

 

What is the difference between the SSI and NAUI courses you offer?

The teaching goal of all diving institutions is to train high-quality professional divers, but their characteristics may become your consideration.

SSI (Scuba Schools International)

  1. It belongs to the same group as the famous diving equipment brand MARES.

  2. SSI's operating model is to unite a network of diving schools around the world, requiring each diving instructor to belong to a diving school. The advantage is that it can control the quality of teaching service of each diving instructor, and the number of instructors is also determined by the number of teaching hours and the number of students.

  3. SSI's APP teaching program is included in the course fee and no additional charge is required. Online learning not only reduces paper consumption, but also allows you to learn and review diving knowledge and skills, online record dive log and dive buddies anytime and anywhere.

  4. Technical diving is also more professional.

NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)

  1. The International Diving Instructor Association is the first non-profit international diving education organization established in the United States.

  2. Its advanced divers have been allowed to dive to a depth of 40 meters

  3. Recognized by the Hong Kong Labour Department and qualified to become a commercial diver.

Why learn diving locally in Hong Kong?

Maybe you are thinking whether to learn diving overseas or in Hong Kong. Of course, the chance of clear water overseas is higher, but in fact, there are many advantages to learn diving locally.

  1. Obtain a diving license before your overseas trip, and you can use your time to explore the local marine ecology during your trip. If you only go to the local church, you will have less time to really enjoy, and due to factors such as water depth limitation and insufficient light inspection, the journey will not be 100% experienced (some underwater scenes are really irresistible, it is a pity to miss!) .

  2. Learning diving in Hong Kong is more flexible. If there is an emergency or illness, we are willing to cooperate with changes. If you choose to take an overseas license, you have the opportunity to even waste your ticket.

  3. In Hong Kong, you can take it slow, and you can also make personalized classroom planning according to the abilities of each student. Make sure you become the most prepared and confident professional divers. Due to the tight schedule of overseas courses, it is often necessary to follow the established timetable and have the opportunity to grant licenses to students who are not fully prepared.

  4. If you love diving, you must cherish the ocean! You can participate in local fun dives after your license test in Hong Kong. After practicing your neutral potential at Hong Kong sand dive sites, you can dive overseas to avoid damage to the local seabed ecology such as coral reefs. The guilt of kicking the coral, believe me, you don't want to try.

  5. Familiar with Hong Kong's oceans, it is relatively easy to clean the seabed with us!

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