Learning to dive with our top professional and atmospheric dive center in the Maldives, will give you an experience to remember! Step by step, you will develop your diving skills and expand your knowledge to safely become a certified diver. And in this process, you will most likely see plenty of turtles, smaller sharks (all friendly and very scared of you though!) and if you do your course between June and October, you will most likely also see the magnificent manta rays during your dives!
Thulusdhoo is a destination that brings together the best of the Maldives: the laid back local island vibe, beautiful beaches, hammocks between palm trees and good diving. What makes Thulusdhoo different from other great destinations, is a strong environmental focus and the work that is being done to re-establish coral on reefs that have been damaged during the coral bleaching event that occurred in 2016 in the Maldives and elsewhere. A unique aspect of Thulusdhoo is that many guesthouses line the beach, all with their hammocks and chillout spaces creating one of the best beach vibes available in the Maldives. Being a surfing destination as well means that Thulusdhoo is a mecca for the young, fit and active crowd, so you will fit right in!
Thulusdho is an island where the surfing and the diving crowds live side by side on the beach. One block away is the real Maldives, the local village with its steady, slow pace of life, white sandy streets and green plants everywhere. It is all very pretty!
There is no alcohol on the island, but often, there is a really cool bar-boat just off the island, where you can quench your thirst with a cold beer, while the sun goes down and the tropical heat makes way for the comfortable evening breeze. From June to October you might even see manta rays feeding on the plankton which is attracted by the lights of the bar-boat! Take a mask and snorkel with you and join them in the warm water for an amazing encounter with these gentle giants.
Introduction to course
The SSI Open Water Diver
course is one of the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After
completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18 m
independently with a buddy.
The course consists of five modules of
learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge
review. This process is assisted by videos accompanying each chapter to
reinforce what you have learned. The instructor reviews everything
with you to ensure that everything are confidently understood. The
practical learning consists of pool sessions and four open water dives.
Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of max 12 meters and dive
three and four are conducted at max 18 meters. The final stage of the
SSI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam
covering all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is
performance based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4
days, with the theoretical, the pool and the open water part
Itinerary - 6 days and 5 night - Open Water Course