Discover Scuba Diving on Koh Tao


Discover Scuba Diving & Explore The Underwater World on Koh Tao

DSD Price: 2,500 THB

Are you visiting Koh Tao and curious about scuba but don’t have the time or money to commit to a full PADI Open Water diver course?

The Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a great opportunity for you to try scuba diving in as little as a half day experience under the direct supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor

Knowledge Development & Introduction

Your instructor takes you through some basic knowledge using the PADI Discover scuba diving flip chart to discuss the effects of pressure underwater, how to equalize your air spaces and breathing.

You then complete a short 9 question multiple choice quiz to ensure you understand.

Confined Water Training & Skills

To begin with, we start off in shallow water in either a pool or just off the beach in one of Koh Tao’s many shallow bays, which are ideal for this type of scuba and easy for you to stand up.

We show you some simple skills such as how to equalize your ears, clear a mask and regulator, correct breathing techniques, plus how to use the scuba equipment.

Open Water Dive in the Ocean

Once you have mastered the skills and are comfortable with the breathing, we can take you a little deeper around the bay for a real scuba dive.

In clear, warm water, you can see an abundance of colorful marine life as we swim above the sand close to the reef, whilst you enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience.

Treat yourself to a 1 day Discover Scuba Diving Experience and witness the spectacular underwater world.

BE WARNED! It is addictive and most people that try scuba diving cannot stop and want more.

Discover Scuba Diving Experience Schedule

Half day either morning or afternoon

The Discover Scuba Diving Experience includes:

  • Discover scuba diving participant guide
  • PADI Instructor fees
  • Insurance
  • Equipment rental
  • Dive computer 

DSD Price: 2,500 THB

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