SSI Waves, Tides & Currents Specialty course

DriftSSI Waves, Tides & Currents is a course training divers to extend their comfort level in more challenging environments.

It is a fact that some of the most beautiful dive sites are also the most dangerous. For instance, the South Tip of Racha Noi, has a beautiful pinnacle and pelagic animals. However, the site is only deemed by the very experienced divers due to
strong and unpredictable current flows.

In this course, you learn about the tide, and the current flows that is affected by it, and also to judge wind and waves. Upon graduation, you will extend your diving comfort zone even further and to dive hard, and dive smart in the most challenging sea conditions.

The duration of the course is 3 dives in one day and you can stretch it longer if you are staying for long period in Phuket.


What do you do and where do we teach you

Blue Label can conduct the SSI Tides, Waves and Currents specialty course at any of the dive sites. Sites like King Cruiser, Phi Phi and the Racha Island do possess suitable sea condition for this course.

During this course, you learn “dry” skills like analyzing tide charts, examining currents from the surface, and planning a dive in strong current. You then apply your skills underwater, incorporating those skills in the actual dives. New skills including how to make a negative entry, drift dive, and make use of an SMB in drift diving.

In the end, you will be not only a stronger diver, but also smarter. To put it simply, diving in rough conditions are now to much easier, because you will now use your brain, not just your brawn to execute a dive.

Who can enroll/start and what do you need

Minimum Age:10 years old
Min Certification/diver level:Open Water Diver
Min amount of dives:n/a
Course duration:1 day
About this course:Waves, Tides and Current is a specialty course intended to educate and train about diving in rough conditions including choppy sea, and dive sites with strong surf and rip currents.
Certification available through:SSI
Combination of Courses:Waves, Tides & Current specialty + Nitrox
What do I do next:SSI Specialties / Divemaster Training

Schedules SSI Waves, Tides & Currents Specialty

Your SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Specialty course is a 1 day course and we conduct this on a day boat in Phuket on one of the diving day trips, albeit with skills to perform.

 BoatWaves, Tides & Currents Boat Course

07:15am Pickup from your Hotel

08:00am Departs from Chalong Pier to Racha Yai

10:00am First two dives of the day

01:00pm Lunch time

02:00pm Third dive of the day

03:00pm Departure from Racha

05:00pm Estimated time of arrival at Chalong Pier


How much does it cost and what is included in the price? and why Blue Label Diving?

We have over 8 year experience running a dive shop in Phuket. Our instructors are all tech divers and Dive Instructors. Some even technical diving instructors and Dive Medics.

We take diving serious but with a smile. We don’t care about quantity but QUALITY!

We teach in several languages such as: English, Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Malay, Thai etc.

As Blue Label do not like un-welcome surprises, we clearly list out what is included and what is not included in your course payment.

Book-Online-nowWe teach at an instructor to student ratio of 1:1. Or with your family or group of friends of course. Our max is 2 students per instructor. 

PRICE: 7'500thb

Included: instructor fee, materials fee, equipment rental fee, pickups, breakfast and lunch, boat fee and Excluded: personal items (towels, sunblock etc.), dive computer rentals (300 baht)


The Dive Equipment list

dive equipment set
dive equipment set

Below are the equipment included in the course package.

  1. Mask + Snorkel
  2. Fins (boots if required)
  3. Wetsuit/Skin Suit
  4. Regulator
  5. BCD + Weight System

Whats next?

This course opens up a path to: