Learn to dive with professional instructors
The approach to diver instruction is based on progressive training in the classroom, confined water and open water to thoroughly develop an individual’s underwater skills and knowledge.
Ko Lipe Diving’s comprehensive range of quality training materials are educationally valid, and are designed to facilitate student learning.
KLD professional instructors are also equipped with a range of professional educational materials to teach from, and follow SSI and PADI standards, whilst adding their own personal experience and style to their tuition.
PADI and SSI courses are very flexible to accommodate everyone’s lifestyle and needs. You can study at home and then complete final dives whilst away on holiday - with Free SSI Online TRAINING or PADI eLearning.
For more information see the course summary below. Our friendly and professional team of PADI and SSI diving Instructors can be flexible with dive course durations and start dates to suit you.
We have course materials available in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.
PADI or SSI ? What's the Difference?
Depending on what country you come from, you may have heard more about PADI than SSI. According to both of their statements / statistics and advertising PADI is the World's largest Diver Training agency, SSI is the World's fastest growing Diver Training Agency.
Here at Ko Lipe Diving we like to give you the choice, we are certified to teach Scuba Diving Courses by both PADI or SSI, this means you choose the course that suits you. We like to provide you with clear unbiased advice and information and let you choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it doesn’t matter with which organization you have learned to dive. So if a PADI Open Water diver for example wants to dive with an SSI Dive center, that’s perfectly fine. This counts certification cards of all dive organizations.
Yes, you can cross between PADI and SSI as much as you like for the recreational dive levels. Their levels are quite similar and certification of another dive organization is totally accepted. As noted all standards are set forth by the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council).
Both PADI and SSI have an online system and since we are affiliated with both PADI and SSI, we will be able to look you up. If a dive center is not affiliated with the organization you have done your course with, they can contact them to see if you are in the system. A signed logbook also helps.
No, we, at Ko Lipe Diving, need to see proof of certification before we take you on a dive, regardless of training agency or experience level.
When doing PADI Courses - Yes, every student needs to purchase their own manual. Again, SSI does not require this - you are welcome to purchase one manual, or 20 - up to you.
Learn to dive
1 day - 2 dives. You can join us everyday
Try Scuba DivingIf you've never tried Scuba before and are a little unsure whether its for you, then why not come along to one of our regular taster sessions.DOWNLOAD FLYER +
2 days - 4 dives. You can join us everyday
Scuba Diver courseAs a Scuba Diver you will be certified to dive to a maximum of 12 meters as a recreational sport diver on compressed air.DOWNLOAD FLYER +
3 days - 6 dives. You can join us everyday
Open Water Diver courseAs an Open Water Diver you will be certified to dive to a maximum of 18 meters as a recreational sport diver on compressed air.DOWNLOAD FLYER +
How does FREE Online Training for the Open Water Diver Program work?
1. Register on SSI's website:Sign up online and select "Ko Lipe Diving" as Dive Center
2. Completion of the online academics:Focuses on the academics needed to become a SCUBA diver.
3. Confined and Open Water divesVisit us to complete your in-water training part and receive your certification
SSI Advanced Adventurer
( Equivalent to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver )
10 or more logged divesComplete 1 dive each in 5 different Specialty ProgramREAD MORE +
SSI Specialty Diver
( No equivalence in PADI system )
12 or more logged divesComplete 2 Specialty ProgramsREAD MORE +
SSI Stress and Rescue Diver
( Equivalent to PADI Rescue Diver )
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