Dive course details
Have you ever wondered what it is like to swim under our oceans and seas?? The easiest way to experience it is with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course. You can jump into this program at all of the dive companies on Koh Tao. They do the beginners courses usually in their pool or just off the beach. Give it a try. Diving can change your life.
The Discover Scuba Diving course is the entry level course to see if you can adapt to the underwater experience, the skills you obtain from this course may be credited toward the PADI Open Water Diver certification. The average dive depth is 6 metres/20 feet (12 metres/40 feet is the maximum depth) with most Discover Scuba Diving experiences taking just a few hours to complete, and no equipment is necessary, as everything’s provided.
Open Water Course - In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you go through the basics of learning how to scuba dive, how to navigate under water, and how to check and look after you equipment. You start in a pool or beach side and you then progress to the open water getting the background and knowledge along the way.
Number of Dives: Five Confined Water Dives and Four Open Water Dives
Equipment you’ll use during the course includes:
Advanced Open Water Course - Once you have completed the Open Water Course, the next step up is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. You make five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, digital underwater photography, wreck diving and much more. These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate non professional certification in recreational diving.
You must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver) to complete this course.
Number of dives: Five dives
Dive Master - If you want to further you diving experience or enter diving as a career, the PADI Divemaster program is the course you will need to take. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and sharpen your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training also develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
PADI Instructor - To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Instructor, you must:
Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 50
Coral Reef Conservation - The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and non-divers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how they can help.
Digital Underwater Photography - Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer. During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster than you may imagine. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) However, you can take the course as a snorkeler and receive a non-diving certification
PADI Drift Diver - The PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Enriched Air Diver - Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air Nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.
Learn to analyze cylinder contents.