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Free Scuba Diving Courses

Scuba Diving is an incredible activity which millions of people around the world enjoy. However, with the current situation many people are trapped at home and can't take part in this great sport. 

That said, your education doesn't need to stop.

Thanks to the fantastic commitment made from SSI we can now offer your course materials free of charge, and there are some full certifications that you can now take online, such as Enriched Air Nitrox, Science of Diving, Marine Ecology and Fish Identification.

What Courses can I study for now?

We can offer you the course materials for every single course that we offer. This includes;

How do I get my FREE materials? 

There are 2 ways to get the FREE Diving Course Materials of your choice. 
The first is to register with us on SSI and download the MySSI App, which is available for IOS and Android. This is an amazing app that helps you find dive shops, dive sites, holds all your certification cards (initially with SSI and other agency cards can be added), acts as your digital log book and much much more.
If you haven't already got it, download it now. 
My SSI App - the best divers tool to be found
Once registered and logged in using the App or your browser, you can navigate to "Programs & Cards". In this section you will find all of your existing SSI Dive certification cards, and if you would like to have other cards from other agencies added then please just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
In this section you will find a number of diving course manuals offered for FREE, including Try Diver / Basic Diver, Scuba Diver (which is the first half of the Open Water Course), Marine Ecology, Fish Identification, Science of Diving and a number of others, including Try Free Diving.
Alternatively, if you would like other course materials then please send us an email and let us know how we can help. Almost all materials are available as a PDF and so we can send you the materials. 

So what’s the catch?

There is none. Knowledge is paramount to success in many things, and diving is no exception.

Will I get certified? 

This really depends on what dive course you want to do. 
Some of the courses can be certified online, after having done sessions with your Instructor via an online platform such as Zoom
The price to receive the certification varies depending on the amount of online sessions required.
However, at the moment we are offering 10% discount from all of them, making the course prices as follows:
  • Science of Diving      - 6,500 THB       5,850 THB
  • Enriched Air Nitrox    - 5,500 THB      4,950 THB
  • Marine Ecology         - 5,500 THB       4,950 THB
  • Fish Identification      - 5,500 THB      4,950 THB
Enriched Air Nitrox CourseMarine Ecology Course
Fish Identification CourseScience of Diving Specialty

What about the other Courses?

All the other dive course materials are available to you if you want them. As mentioned, simply send us an email and we will get back to you with all the details.   
The other diving courses can't be certified online, although we can arrange online conferences to complete the training segments of those courses if you want.
There will be a fee for these, but this varies based on course and what your objective is. For instance, perhaps you only want to pay for the online training portion of the course and complete the training elsewhere whenever possible. Or else, maybe you intend to come to Koh Tao anyway, and then would complete the dive training with us here at New Wave Diving, and so the whole course payment may be the best option. 

Diving Courses OnlineWhy would I be interested in the completing the other Course Materials?

There is a whole host of reasons that you may want to complete online training. In fact so many reasons that is may be an upcoming blog of its own soon. 
That said, a quick sample of the reasons are as follows;
  • The courses can be completed at any SSI Dive Shop around the world, and you will get a discount similar to the price of the online training.
  • Study the course materials in your own time - as fast or slow as you would like rather than being held to a schedule
  • Less classroom time and hence more time to relax on the island
  • Many courses can be completed in a shorter time frame if the academic work has been done already
  • Other interests - perhaps your partner / family members are interested in diving, and so you can get the classroom portions done and then allow yourselves more time together while on Koh Tao. All of our sessions are half-day, and any partners of divers are welcome to join on all excursions.
  • Certain courses are classroom intensive - take the Divemaster Course or the Instructor Training Course. Completing all the knowledge before you arrive means you can spend a lot more time developing your diving ability and focusing on the fun part!  

So how do you know / choose which course is best for you? 

In diving there is a huge amount of courses you can take. Perhaps you are currently an Open Water Diver, which means you have a depth limitation of 18m, but would like to go deeper. This could lead to you either taking the Deep Diving Specialty, certifying you to 40m, or the Advanced Adventurer Course, which certifies you to dive to 30m. The main difference is that the Deep Diver course is focused on Deep Diving, whilst the Advanced Adventurer Course has a number of different dives, one of which is the first of the deep dives from the Deep Dive Specialty. 
I know, I know.... How would you know this? 
There's 2 super simple options.
1. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us what you want to do. 
2. Request the materials for whichever course you might be interested in and read them. 
With both of these we help however we can since we believe in our slogan "Dive Your Way" as well as having an open, honest approach to both teaching and selling diving. Don't believe us? Check out this blog!

So what’s the brief conclusion?

Thanks to the amazing support from SSI (Scuba Schools International) we can now offer the training materials FREE for all the courses we offer. 
Some of these courses can also be completed online and involved online seminars for the classroom work, and offer a complete certification. 
The courses that don't offer a certification can still be completed online with lots of benefits coming from this, including time saving, discounts on completion of training elsewhere, and a more relaxed pace for you to study.
So what are you waiting for? 
The materials are FREE, and so is all correspondence, so simply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and see what we can do!