Courses Offered

Further your education while onboard an Aggressor Liveaboard® yacht! Courses are taught in accordance with national training agencies such as SSI and PADI. Agency affiliations may vary from yacht to yacht. Due to the unique diving conditions for each destination, all courses may not be available in every destination.

Prices shown below are for instruction only and are payable once onboard, and the course is confirmed with the instructor.   Educational materials and certification processing fees are additional.

Add $35 for SSI or PADI Certification Card processing fees.  PADI standards require each student to have their own set of educational materials.  Students can purchase the textbook from their PADI dive center in advance and bring it with them, then pay the certification processing fee once the course is complete.  Alternatively, students can enroll in PADI eLearning before departing and purchase the course bundle that includes electronic materials and certification processing.   

Certification Courses:

Introduction to Scuba $150
Non-divers discover the beauty of scuba diving, all under the guidance of a personal dive instructor. Includes all equipment and two open-water dives.
Open Water Certification $300
Get your certification in one week. Learn: entries and exits, ascents and descents, underwater navigation, alternate air source use, buddy breathing and buoyancy control. Includes lectures, written and practical tests, check-out dives, scuba and personal diving instruction.
Open Water Check-out Dives $150
After completing pool and classroom work at home, bring a referral form or letter from your instructor stating the portion of your work completed. Training conducted by professional instructors.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course   $150
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing. For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI specialty certifications.  A few of the many options available on Aggressor LiveAboards are: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.   Click here for PADI eLearning Registration

Advanced Open Water - SSI FREE Recognition 
SSI recognizes a divers advancement in knowledge and experience when awarding its Advanced Open Water certification. AOW with SSI is not a stand alone course. Rather it is a designation earned when diver completes 4 specialty courses and has logged a total of 24 dives. All of which can be completed on a typical one week Aggressor trip.

Specialty Courses: 

U/W Photographer or Videographer: $150
This is an introduction to basic underwater photography using a digital or video camera. You’ll learn about the different lenses, cameras, strobes and techniques. This course gives students an overview of digital still and/or digital video cameras, housings, lighting, exposure, storage and computer editing. Equipment not included.
Deep Diver: $150
Learn emergency decompression procedures, how to plan deeper, safer dives, while understanding the risks involved in deep diving.
Wreck Diver: $150
Explore the past when you explore a shipwreck. This course provides the proper training and knowledge you need in order to safely explore a shipwreck.
Night & Limited Visibility Diver: $150
This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun, adventure, and exploration.
Boat Diver $150
This program covers the additional knowledge you need to make your first boat diving vacation a true success, and the techniques necessary to dive properly from all sizes and types of boats. Enhance your dive trips!
Navigation $150
You will learn how to navigate with a compass, and how to apply natural navigation skills, estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point.
Perfect Buoyancy $150
The Perfect Buoyancy program will improve your swimming position and reduce your effort which will lead to less air consumption. In addition, proper buoyancy control is the best skill for environmental protection.
SSI Specialty Package - 2 Courses for $250
Take two specialty courses onboard and save! Choose from Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Night & Limited Visibility, Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy, or Wreck Diver.  Your instructor will assist you in choosing the best courses for your experience level and conditions experienced onboard the yacht.
Master Diver - SSI FREE Recognition
SSI’s Master Diver rating is one of the most elite ratings in diving today. Divers that have reached this level have combined the knowledge, skills and experience to truly call themselves Master Divers. SSI recognizes Master Divers upon the completion of 4 specialty courses, Diver Stress & Rescue and having completed 50 dives.
Nitrox Specialty Course, Fills and Unlimited Nitrox

Nitrox Certification Course: $150
This includes all necessary equipment (tanks, use of oxygen analyzer, use of course materials, instructor, and check-out dives). Students may continue to dive Nitrox, using the Student Fill rate for the entire week once they have completed the course. Certification will be from a national certification agency.
Nitrox Student Fills: $80
This includes all nitrox tank fills at 32% beyond the certification level and is only available to those who take the course onboard.
- price for 7 night charters - $80
 - price for 10 night charters - $130
Nitrox Unlimited: 
This includes all Nitrox fills at 32% for certified Nitrox Diver; proof of certification is required.
--- price for 7 night charters - $100
-- -price for 10 night charters - $150
-- daily rate is pro-rated by diving day
Scuba and Specialty Course Requirements
  • To enroll in any scuba training program, all students must complete the Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire. Minors must have this signed by a parent or guardian. The purpose of the Medical Questionnaire is to find out if your doctor should examine you before participating in recreational diver training.  If you have questions, please consult with your physician. All certification agencies require students to complete this form. Please present this form along with the signed Physicians Evaluation Form (if needed) to the onboard instructor to begin any course work.    Download Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire Here.
  • Aggressor Adventures, LLC, Aggressor Liveaboards® yachts cannot assume responsibility for paperwork that is not mailed to national certification agencies for processing. This is the responsibility of the student. Registration/card fee and books not included in course prices.

To learn more, visit the following agency websites: