Scuba Diver Course
There are so many amazing places to dive when you take the Scuba Diver Course such as Racha Yai & Racha Noi, the Phi Phi Islands and the Similans you can even complete this course as part of a Liveaboard trip.
The Scuba Diver certification is a great way to check if you like diving before taking the Open Water Course.
The Scuba Diver Course is perfect for people who do not have time to finish the entire Open Water Course mainly due to time restraints.
The Scuba Diver Course is usually completed in two days and covers the first three modules of the open water course including three pool sessions and two open water dives, to a max depth of twelve metres.
Dive under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a max depth of twelve metres / forty feet.
Purchase air fills, you can also rent or purchase dive equipment and take part in other diving activities properly supervised.
Complete the PADI Open Water Diver certification and other PADI Courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty.
Scuba Diver Experience
The first morning will be in class with a trained PADI instructor, usually later that day you will take your first underwater experience.
This may be in a swimming pool or even the sea; this is called the confined water session –allowing the new diver time to adjust to being underwater gradually.
Once you have taken your first breaths with the equipment and adjusted to the weightlessness, your Instructor will then show you the necessary scuba diver skills which are vital for the completion of the course.
The second day will most likely be spent on a dive boat, now the real fun begins.
Your instructor will clarify in a dive brief what will happen on the dive; in fact, they will be with you every step of the way. They will also show you what fish and other marine creatures live in the Andaman Sea.
What You Learn
Buoyancy skills controlled ascents and descents and breathing underwater.
Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy techniques.
Diving surroundings and marine life you will bump into.
Preventing and solving basic underwater issues.
An intro to boat diving.
The Scuba Gear You Use
All the equipment will be supplied by the dive shop and comes as part of the whole Scuba Diver experience.
You’ll use all the gear including:
Snorkel and Fins
Buoyancy Compensating Jacket (BCD)
Depth and Air Gauges
To take this course, you must be: 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).
Your Next Adventure
After successful completion of the PADI Scuba Diver, you can go enrol straight in the Open Water Course and you also qualify to take:
Equipment Specialist and Project AWARE Specialist certification courses.