FIRST TIME DIVERS

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Learn to dive and get PADI certified with Discovery Divers a 5-star PADI dive center

Koh Samui is a wonderful place to learn to snorkel or scuba dive. The safe warm waters offers a year round access to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Thailand. Our snorkel trips and PADI scuba diving certification courses are open to all ages, starting at age 8. We require everyone be of average fitness and health. At Discovery, we pride ourselves in our training of certified divers who can look after themselves and their dive buddies safely. We offer a complete range of PADI courses for beginners, from a single scuba dive experience up to the internationally recognized certification of Open Water Diver.

PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors), is the largest diver organization in the world and PADI diver certifications are recognized worldwide. PADI courses are set apart from their competitors by their superb diver education techniques and well designed course materials which make learning to dive easy, safe and fun.

We take no short cuts with our training, and you will be trained to the highest standards by our experienced staff, all of whom are experienced PADI instructors passionate about the sport of diving and about your safety and enjoyment. We progress at your own pace with flexible scheduling to make the best use of your precious vacation time. Class sizes are small, often with just one or two people (you and your buddy!) at no extra cost to you. Family groups are especially welcome at Discovery and private trips can easily be arranged.

All of the rental equipment required is included in the price of the course. There are no hidden costs at Discovery.

DIVE COURSES

FOR THE BEGINNER

Bubblemaker:

Bubblemaker is a fun and exciting course for children 8 years and up to discover what fun it is to breath from scuba underwater. They will spend time in the pool with one of our instructors swimming around and playing games. A great head start until the age of ten when they can take their junior open water course. An experience that will be remembered for a long time.

Discover Scuba Diving:

This is a one day PADI program that does not result in a certification, but can be credited as your first open water dive towards your PADI open water certification. This program is perfect for people who have been interested in finding out what it is like to breath underwater and experience the underwater world.
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PADI Scuba Diver:

This is a 2 day course where you learn basic dive theory and then get to experience 2 training dives in the open water. After completing this course you will have a certification to dive to 12 meters under the supervision of a divemaster or instructor.
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PADI Open Water:

This course can be completed in 3 or 4 days and at completion results in a certification to dive to 18 meters anywhere in the world. The course consists of 1-2 days of confined water training and dive theory and then 2 days of 4 exciting open water dives.
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ADVANCED COURSES

Advanced Open Water:

This course can be completed in 2 – 3 days and consists of 5 adventure dives. Two of these will be a deep dive and a navigation dive and then you get to choose 3 more dives from 15 available adventure dives including wreck and diver propulsion vehicles (underwater scooters). A very fun course and will greatly improve your diving skills.
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Specialty Courses:

Here at Discovery, we offer more different PADI specialty course than anyone else in Koh Samui. These specialty courses consist of 3 – 4 open water dives and will greatly improve your skills. In addition each specialty counts towards your ultimate goal of a master scuba diver which is the highest non-professional PADI rating.
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Rescue Diver:

Rescue diver is maybe the most rewarding and challenging course of all the non-professional courses. You will spend 2 – 3 days learning skills to be prepared to help yourself in case of emergency and to help other divers in time of need.
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PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Divemaster:

This is your first professional diver certification. It a challenging and rewarding course which will take 4 – 12 weeks to complete. Upon completion of the course you will be certified to lead certified divers on dives and conduct certain PADI educational programs.
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DIVE TODAY

We give you the best available skills, knowledge, experience and time.

Many people mistakenly believe that learning to scuba dive means spending hours in a classroom while everybody else is enjoying their vacation and having fun. This is simply not true! At Discovery we fully support PADI’s “Dive Today” philosophy which puts diving first.

After attending an equipment familiarization and safety briefing with your PADI Instructor, we take you diving. It’s as simple as that! You can be in the water DIVING for real under the watchful supervision of a PADI Instructor, in less than a couple of hours from the start. This is made possible by the enormous flexibility built into PADI courses. After all, diving is supposed to be about having fun and exploring the fascinating colorful and peaceful beauty of the underwater world, and you can’t do that in a classroom!

If you would like to take a course while you are diving with us, PADI standards require you to complete the PADI Medical Statement.

Please read the form carefully and if you have to answer YES to any of the questions you will need to have the form signed by a suitably qualified Doctor to state that you are medically fit to Scuba Dive before you arrive. Please note, Medical Doctors cannot certify themselves medically fit to dive by signing their own forms.

PADI Medical Questinairre PDF (English)

PADI Medical Questinairre PDF (German)

PADI Medical Questinairre PDF (French)