Discover Scuba Diving
This is a great way to try scuba diving for the first time!
If you've never tried scuba diving before, or want to find out if you like scuba diving before starting the PADI certification course, then the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) programme is for you.
You will be introduced to the amazing underwater world of Phuket which is home to some of the best coral reefs in the world.
We conduct the Discover Scuba Diving day trip all year round, as we are lucky to have a constant water temperture between 27 - 28 Degrees Celsius (80 -82 Fahrenheit) and fantastic underwater visability.
There's NO classroom work involved, NO swimming pool tests and definitely NO exams- your PADI Instructor will give you a short briefing on the boat on the way to the Phuket dive sites and cover important safety aspects, how the equipment works and what to expect to see under the water during the day on the coral reefs. All you need to do is relax and have fun!
Here at Thailand Divers we make safety and fun for you our main priorities, so with the Discover Scuba Diving programme the maximum group size will be four divers with one PADI instructor.
If you would like a more personal experience then we offer a Private Instructor option for the day - where it would be just yourself and one PADI instructor on all dives.
We come and collect you from your hotel lobby in the morning and retrun you back in the late afternoon - everything you will need for the day is provided. All you need to bring along is a towel and swimwear.
Discover Scuba Diving Programme.
|7.30am||We come and collect you from your hotel lobby by air conditioned mini bus and transfer you to our day trip boat in Chalong Bay.|
|8.30am||Join MV Thailand Divers day trip boat where your PADI Instructor will be waiting for you.|
|9.00am||Freshly prepared breakfast is served whilst on our way to the dive site and your Instructor will give you a short dive briefing. Feel free to ask any questions.|
|10.00am||Your Instructor will help you put on the equipment before jumping in the water for your first dive of the day.|
|12.00am||After an hour on-board to get dry and talk with your Instructor and fellow divers about the dive, it is time for the second dive.|
|1.00pm||When you arrive back from your dive a hot buffet lunch will be waiting for you onboard.|
|2.30pm||After lunch there is time for snorkeling or sun bathing.|
|3.45pm||Back onboard and time to reflect on the days diving with your Instructor as we cruise back to Chalong Bay.|
|5.00pm||Arrive back to Chalong Bay.|
|6.00pm||Transfer back to your hotel by mini bus|
If your question isn't answered here, then please contact us.
This programme is suitable for anyone wishing to try out scuba diving for the first time.
The minimum age is 10 years old and there is no maximum age- you just need to be in good health.
The Discover Scuba Diving Programme is available every day.
Please use the booking form on this page or come and see us in person in our dive centre at least one day before.
Please bring with you:
- Swimwear to wear under the wetsuit.
- Sun cream, hat, sunglasses etc.
Regardless of the location, you will start in the shallow water and run through the couple of skills that your instructor has briefed you about earlier.
Only once you are comfortable in the shallower water will your instructor lead you out to slightly deeper water for the remainder of the dive.
If you don't feel comfortable at any time during the dive then just signal to your instructor and he will assist you.
You will go to a maximum depth of 12m, closely supervised by your Instructor at all times.
The dive time will be between 30-40 minutes.
We offer this course in English, French, German and Russian. Please let us know if you have a requirment in another language and we will try to accommodate you.
As long as you can answer 'No' to the following questions then you are fit to dive:
|Have you suffered from, or do you now
suffer from, any of the following:-
|Are you currently suffering from:-|
|Asthma or wheezing?||Breathlessness?|
|Fainting, seizures or blackouts?||Chronic Ear Discharge or infection?|
Chronic Bronchitis or persistent chest complaints?
|High Blood Pressure?|
|Chronic sinus conditions?||Perforated Eardrum?|
|Chest surgery?||Other illness or operation within the last month?|
|Recurrent ear problems when flying?||Are you currently taking any medicine or drug (excluding oral contraceptives)?|
|Epilepsy?||Have you ingested any alcohol within the last 8 hours prior to diving?|
|Diabetes Mellitus? (sugar diabetes)||Are you pregnant?|
|Tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease?|
|Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder?|
|Heart disease of any kind?|
|Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)?|
If any of these conditions do apply to you then you still may be able to dive but you will need to consult a doctor first. [Link to Medical PDF]
No. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get an introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
If you don't have enough time for one of the courses (or if you're still not sure about scuba-diving) then you can repeat this Discover Scuba Diving programme again!
Yes. This programme is the equivalent of Confined Water Dive 1 and Open Water Dive 1 of the PADI Open Water course. Check with the dive centre before signing-up.
|Group Tuition (Max. 4 students per instructor)||4,500 Baht|
|Private Instructor (Just you and one PADI Instructor for the day.)||6,000 Baht|
|Couple / Group Discount||Click here|
The course includes:
- PADI Instructor (maximum four participants to one instructor)
- Full set of rental scuba diving equipment.
- Snacks and Fresh tropical fruit all day.
- Soft drinks (coke, sprite, fanta, drinking water etc).
- Snacks and Fresh tropical fruit all day.
- Free Transfers from Patong, Karon and Kata hotels.(A charge may apply for other areas - click here).
- Two amazing coral reef dives to a maximum depth of 12 meters.
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving Certificate.