featured speciality courses

Take The Next Step In Your Diving And Discover More!

Listed below are the different specialities that we at Kasai Village recommend you to have. The SSI speciality courses teaches you how do develop your skills as a diver and expand your knowledge within the area of your interest. This is the next step in your career towards either Extended Range or a professional dive rating.

Perfect Bouyancy

Want to be a better diver? Perfect buoyancy control is the first step in this direction. Improving your buoyancy control skills is highly recommended. Every diver who wants to improve diving skills and at the same time wants to perform active environmental protection should take a PERFECT BUOYANCY course. Nearly every diver who wants to dive on great spots on holiday is requested to do a Check-Dive, and buoyancy control is one of the essential skills that has to be performed. This is not done to stress you at the start of your vacation, it is done to protect the reefs you will be diving around.

COURSE CONTENT

  • The equipment for Buoyancy Control
  • The Basic Knowledge of Buoyancy
  • Controlling your Buoyancy
  • Perfect Buoyancy Control as an Active Contribution to the Underwater Word
  • Course price: $250
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Min. Age: 12 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Deep Diving

This 4-dive deep diving course extends your depth range to 40m and teaches you how to explore safely. Depth attracts a lot of divers, as deep dives provide a certain kick. Dive in places where only a few have explored before. To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge; that is exactly what deep diving provides you.

COURSE CONTENT

On dry land, you will be taught about equipment for deep diving, what is needed and any special requirements to consider. You will understand the limits imposed on deep dives, how to plan a deep dive and properly execute it. You will use repetitive diving techniques with both tables and dive computers, and understand the differences between decompression or technical diving and recreational diving. You will discuss hazards, how to minimize them and emergency management.

In the water, you will put all of the theoretical concepts into practice and assess conditions and suitability for making a deep dive. You will be taught how to measure air consumption and plan dives safely to take this into account. You will cover key emergency situations like lost buddy, narcosis and out of air drills. Over 4 dives you will be taken through not only navigation, but you will also be taught how to deploy a SMB.

  • Course price: $280
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Min. Age: 12 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Night & Limited Visibility

The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us. During this night diver course you can discover a different side of the world and you can experience it from a completely different view. It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down. With the right equipment and a powerful torch there is a lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world.

COURSE CONTENT

Diving at night is great fun, see what happens underwater at night. You will also understand what causes bad visibility, how to plan and execute a dive in low visibility or at night. You will also understand and practice emergency procedures for this type of diving. You will learn about specialized equipment and how to use it in these conditions.

  • Course price: $260
  • Duration: 2 Evenings
  • Min. Age: 12 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Diver Stress & Rescue

Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this Diver Stress & Rescue course you will learn accident preventions, as well as how to handle problem situations, if they occur. The program is about avoiding, recognising and solving problems on the surface and underwater.

COURSE CONTENT

On dry land, diver stress is a key factor that contributes to emergencies and accidents in a diving situation. This course, firstly focuses on prevention of an emergency situation by being able to properly recognize stress. You will be taught about the causes of stress and also how to avoid and manage it in other divers. You will understand proper accident management processes, including that of a missing a diver and unconscious diver. You will be taught to recognize common diving related maladies and understand the associated first aid.

In the water, you will review self-rescue techniques and emergency out of air or low on air drills. You will learn how to remove a diver’s equipment, how to assist a buddy with buoyancy issues and a buddy who is trapped or entangled. You will practice techniques to assist a diver who is panicking either on the surface or underwater. You will learn how to assist from either the shore or a boat, breathing techniques, towing a diver, and techniques to help preserve your own safety in an emergency situation.

  • Course price: $440
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Min. Age: 15 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver, React Right or equivalent 

Enriched Air Nitrox

Extend your no decompression time by using Nitrox. Get more out of your dives. The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course teaches you how to dive using Nitrox. Nitrox is simply air with more oxygen in it. More oxygen means less nitrogen which is the gas that limits your dive time. Divers use Nitrox either to extend their no decompression time over a normal air dive or they use it to add conservatism into their dive plan. Many divers say that using Nitrox leaves them less tired than when they dive with air. This course will teach you how to select the best Nitrox mix for your dive, how to plan and execute your dive. It will teach you the safety concerns you need to know about using Nitrox and how increased oxygen affects the dive and the diver.

COURSE CONTENT

Theory only – this course is a non-diving course, however most divers choose to take Nitrox out for at least one dive during their stay. A tank of Nitrox is simply an additional cost to your dive. Most divers choose to take this course in combination with other specialities. In this case, we offer the diver 2 tanks of Nitrox to use on their other speciality dives at no extra cost.

  • Course price: $280
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Min. Age: 15 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Wreck Diving

It is unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird’s perspective and to glide towards the captain’s bridge. Wreck diving is an exciting dive variety and very different from a reef dive. This course will teach you the skills and knowledge to tour ship wrecks safely. Wreck diving begins with knowing the laws that govern wrecks, their historic value and how to find out more.

COURSE CONTENT

You will be taught about and how to use special pieces of equipment that are used for wreck diving.

By understanding the hazards and proper procedures you will learn and practice how to properly plan and execute a safe and fun wreck dive.

As wrecks are often located at deeper depths this course goes hand in hand with both the SSI Deep Diver Course and the SSI Enriched Course.

Combine this course with the Advanced Wreck and Technical Wreck and save time and money!

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  • Course price: $250
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Min. Age: 15 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

React Right

REACT RIGHT is SSI’s Emergency Training Program. Learn the “How-To” of First Aid, CPR, AED and Oxygen administration in diving emergencies, as well as emergency assessment, so that any emergency situation can be evaluated properly.

Enrolling in a REACT RIGHT program will increase your diving safety and comfort significantly. Also SSI and other training agencies require a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate as a prerequisite for the Diver Stress & Rescue certification.

COURSE CONTENT

The REACT RIGHT Student Kit includes a field reference guide which enables you to learn all theoretical knowledge easily. You will be guided through all practical skills by a REACT RIGHT Instructor. The program covers:

  • React Right First AidPrimary Assessment
  • First Aid & CPR Skills
  • Primary Stabilization Techniques
  • Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies
  • Automated External Defibrilation Basics
  • Course price:$300
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Min. Age: 15 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

CCR Open Water Diver

The SSI Poseidon MK VI – Se7en Open Water Diver Course is the first step in your Rebreather diving life, the course has both water and academic components. The Poseidon MK VI – Se7en Open Water Diver Course includes 6 open water dives during which time you will have the opportunity to practice all the techniques that you have learned, again skill practice can be moved around so that you get the most out of the dive locations but feel the most comfortable throughout the dives.

COURSE CONTENT

The course has both water and academic components. We take you gradually through the concepts building in what you have learned and ensuring practical application consolidates your learning. You will learn the theoretical components through watching a series of 6 instructional (recreational) videos which in total last around 2 hours. The SSI Poseidon MK VI – Se7en Open Water Manual accompanies the course videos and your instructor will use it to review and expand on diving science and concepts.

You will complete study guides as you progress through the course to consolidate your learning. A final exam waits at the end and answering the multiple choice test, will show you just how much you have learned. In the water, we start you in very shallow water, shallow enough so that you can comfortably stand if you wish. Here we start to teach you all the skills and techniques that you will need on every dive and also emergency procedures that we hope you will never need.

  • Course price:$1,500
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Min. Age: 18 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Scooter/DPV Diving

Flying under water is not possible? WRONG! Become a Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver today and join the fun underwater. Whether you have to move from A to B quickly, or you use it for transport to and from your entry and exit point, or have to go against a current to reach your favourite dive site, there are many situations you can use these skills.

COURSE CONTENT

The SSI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. During the two dives you gain experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You will learn:

  • Maintaining your DPV.
  • How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.
  • DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents.
  • Potential problems and ways to deal with them.

You will understand how to use and handle the DPV’s, also minor maintenance procedures for them. Ascents and descents will be trained in the pool or confined water first before descending to deeper water.

Course price 1 person: $650
More than 1 person: $550
Duration: 2 Days
Min. Age: 15 Years Old
Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Dry Suit Diving

If you want to dive during the fall and winter in the colder climates; DRY SUIT DIVING is the course you should take. Visibility at these times of the year is usually excellent so it’s a great time to get out there.

COURSE CONTENT

In your DRY SUIT DIVING program you will learn about the advantages of dry suit diving, different suits, valves, underwear and dry suit accessories. During the 2 mandatory dives you will apply correct dry diving techniques and demonstrate.

  • Course price: $280
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Min. Age: 15 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver

Recreational Sidemount

Divers jumping into the water with no cylinder on their back can be found in images of vacationing divers, as well as in scientific journals.

As is the norm in wreck and cave diving, sidemount diving in sidemount equipment configuration is now being discovered by more and more divers, also in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines. The simple, pleasant and weightless dive without the burden of the diving equipment to weigh down on the back – who wouldn’t want to experience this?

To make these kind of dives safely, it requires special training. Unfortunately, these dives are often carried out without the necessary preparation and knowledge, which often leads to a safety risk. Therefore, it is necessary to have the knowledge, skills and training to make Recreational Side Mount dives safely.

You will learn everything about the background, history, benefits and equipment of sidemount diving. In practice, you will learn how to configure your equipment and manage it in the water, recognizing that bouyancy and movement brings you a new diving experience.

COURSE CONTENT

  • History and Background
  • Benefits for the recreational diver
  • Equipment and Configuration
  • Handling in practice
  • Buoyancy
  • Planning a Sidemount dive

History and Background Benefits for the recreational diver Equipment and Configuration Handling in practice Buoyancy Planning a Sidemount dive

An SSI Recreational Sidemount course is made up of short academic sessions, with practice in the pool to ensure comfort and safety with this new equipment configuration. With the proper training, you can enjoy recreational Sidemount diving anytime.

  • Course price: $320
  • Duration: 3-4 Days
  • Min. Age: 15 Years Old
  • Min. Certification: Open Water Diver