Beginners PADI courses on Koh Phangan

PADI Discover SCUBA Diving

Discover Scuba Diving; Pim and Danielle 2002For visitors to Koh Phangan who don’t have enough time to get certified or who want to check it out first, we offer beginners PADI courses that give you a genuine experience of scuba diving in a safe, controlled style.

After a careful briefing on diving safety rules, techniques and equipment, you start with some simple skill practice just below the surface of the water before progressing to do a shallow fun dive (maximum 12 metres) or 2, with your instructor to take care.

Although 4 is permitted by PADI, we usually specify a maximum of 2 divers per PADI professional.

Please note that part of the paperwork for the programme is a basic medical declaration; if you can answer the questions with a “no” it’s fine, if there’s a “yes” please check with your doctor first.

You can look at the form here. Then read on…

Koh Phangan Reef Diving (1 dive)

PADI Discover SCUBA Diving from the beach, Koh PhanganAn easy option is to discover SCUBA diving in a long morning or afternoon session here on Koh Phangan, with a nice relaxed fun dive on a coral reef at one of our local dive sites.

This is the best plan for people who are not sure if scuba diving is right for them, and if you let us know in advance the dive can be credited towards your Open Water Diver training when you want to take it further…

  • Age; 12+
  • No experience required!
  • Half day – 1 dive
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Big Boat Diving Trip (2 dives)

PADI Discover SCUBA Diving by dive school boatA more adventurous option is to join us on a day diving trip to Sail Rock, Marine Park or Koh Tao. You will follow the same programme as above, but after the first fun dive you will have a break for lunch and some snorkelling, followed by a second fun dive with your instructor.

Your 1st dive can be credited towards an Open Water Diver course with us if you want to get PADI certification, or you can join us for more fun diving trips at the certified diver price…

  • Age; 12+
  • No experience required!
  • 1 day – 2 dives
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Lucy discovers SCUBA Diving at Mae Haad Reef, Koh PhanganThe PADI “Bubblemaker” programme introduces SCUBA diving as an activity that allows kids to experience the underwater world – and they generally love it!
Under the close supervision of their Instructor, they can swim around on scuba in shallow confined water – just playing – and maybe trying 1 or 2 fun exercises if they want.
We can make bubbles off the beach in the shallows inside the reef, or in a nice big swimming pool.

  • Age; 8+
  • No experience required
  • Half day – 1 shallow dive!
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Snorkelling Trips

Diving and snorkelling at Marine Park in the Gulf of ThailandWhen we take our boat on diving trips to coral-rich destinations such as Anthong Marine Park or Koh Tao, we are happy for non-divers to join us for a day out snorkelling in the Gulf of Thailand.

A spacious, comfortable boat, snorkelling equipment, breakfast, a delicious lunch, fruit and soft drinks plus expert guidance from our PADI professionals make for a fine day out!

  • Age; 8+ (younger kids welcome with a parent to care)
  • No experience required!
  • 1 day
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