1 Day Pool / Ocean
Additional dives 2,000 baht
PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a great option for new divers short on time or not sure that diving is for them. We begin with a morning poolside theory session, where the basics of pressure, air space equalization, equipment, communication and respect of the underwater environment are explained with the aid of your PADI Discover Scuba Diving manual.
This is then put into practice in our majestically appointed swimming pool where you will have plenty of time to feel at ease, and learn to master basic skills under the watchful eye of your PADI instructor.
Following lunch, our boat will take you and your instructor to a beautiful dive site around Koh Tao. Dives typically last between 30 minutes to an hour depending on one’s gas consumption, and never surpass 12 meters depth. In addition to the usual reef fish and hard coral, it is possible to see stingrays, batfish, moray eels, turtles and barracudas!
After your dive, we return to the dive boat for refreshments and relaxation. Depending on how you feel, we can either drop you off at Jamahkiri, or head to a different site for more fun and fish!
Though Discover Scuba Diving graduates are not issued with a certification, they do walk away with great memories, and their manual also serves as a logbook. Both the pool session and first dive can count towards certification as a Scuba or Open Water Diver (certain conditions apply).
Please note that PADI regulations prohibit the use of underwater imaging devices by participants and PADI professionals during Discover Scuba Diving and subsequent dives. It is possible to have your memories preserved by a professional photographer. Additional fees apply.
1/2 day pool, (for kids 8-9)
PADI Bubblemaker is a program tailored to children ages 8 and 9 which allows them to get their feet wet, literally! While children this age are still too young to dive to significant depths, they can still get familiar with the equipment and rules of scuba diving. Their PADI instructor will explain what each piece of equipment is, how to use it safely, and what to do if anything happens. When in the pool, they get to swim and experience the incredible feeling of breathing underwater for the first time! They will be excited to join you in the sea in a year or two!