DISCOVERY DIVERS FAQ – HOW IT ALL WORKS!
Discovery is now running three purpose built speedboats including our brand new “Priabdaw” boat to get you to all of the dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand fast and comfortable. We have our 3-engine 750 HP 47′ “Jagger” and “Priabdaw” boats and our 2-engine 450 HP “Stoli” boat. With these three boats we can reach Koh Tao in under 90 minutes and under 60 minutes to Sail Rock. This leaves more time for diving and we can get back to Koh Samui in time for you to enjoy other activities for the rest of the day. All of our boats are equipped with marine toilets, emergency oxygen, first aid kits, navigation units, and life jackets. Our captains are also the most experienced on the island and our food is hands down the best.
We offer 10% discount for internet pre-booking 10 days in advance of start of program.
(** Please see Terms & Conditions, under Booking)
We know that while you are on vacation your time is precious and you don’t want to waste it washing your equipment and humping it around between your resort and our Dive Centre. As a full service Dive Centre, we take care of YOU and YOUR EQUIPMENT. We will dismantle your equipment, clean it and store it for you after each dive. You simply have to just step off the boat. The emphasis is diving in smaller guided groups (maximum 4:1) tailored to suit abilities and interests with highly experienced, professional staff to assist, enlighten, and entertain!
Rental Dive Equipment
We pride ourselves on our state of the art rental dive equipment. All rental equipment is renewed annually and consists of the latest regulators including a 2-gauge console. All of our gear is washed daily after use and dried in our on-site equipment room. We have a comprehensive range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s 3mm shorty wetsuits as well as a wide variety of fins, masks, and snorkels to fit virtually everybody. In addition, we also hire digital underwater cameras, console and wrist dive computers.
It would be helpful if you could bring the following documentation with you on your first day of diving to enable us to complete the necessary documentation prior to your first scuba dive with us and to avoid unnecessary delays. Diver certification card (if you have lost it and are PADI certified, we can check your certification online) and log book, but only if you keep one up to date.
CERTIFIED DIVERS AND YOUR SAFETY
Your comfort and safety are our priorities.
At Discovery Divers, we believe that your safety and enjoyment are our priorities. We want you to enjoy the kind of diving experience that we would want if we were on vacation. Every fun dive you do is led by one of our highly experienced instructors, ensuring that you have a relaxing and enjoyable dive every time. The wealth of experience will ensure that you fully experience the most exciting and exhilarating sites to be offered in Koh Samui and its neighboring islands such as Koh Tao and Sail Rock.
Boat Dive Trips
Each daily dive trip involves a two-tank fast speedboat excursion. An early morning start ensures that you can enjoy 2 superb dives and still be back on Koh Samui at a reasonable time in the afternoon. We always like to provide you with a long dive and strive to keep the group numbers small so that you receive a more personal experience. A 2-dive day trip includes free transfers in our air-conditioned minibus to and from the hotel from most part of the island (or with a nominal fee from the West and South parts of the island), use of tanks, BCD, weights, mask, wetsuit, fins, and snorkel. With Discovery Divers there are no hidden costs – everything is included, including food and drink. All you have to do is bring yourself!!
The sun in Koh Samui can be very strong. Dehydration and sunburn are the most common injuries to divers. Although the majority of the boat is shaded, please remember to bring your sun screen with you on the boat. If you suffer from motion sickness, tablets can be supplied before the journey free of charge. Please remember even though you are on vacation, to consume alcohol in moderation if you are going diving. We reserve the right to refuse anyone who in our opinion is unfit to dive.
We fill our cylinders using a fully licensed source so you can dive with the confidence of knowing that the air you’re breathing is of the best quality, pumped by compressors that are well maintained, and have the filters changed even before the recommended changing time.
SSS Recompression Chamber Network
Discovery Dive Centre is a committed member of the SSS Recompression Chamber Network. This network provides you with peace of mind, if in the unlikely event that you are diagnosed with DCS (Decompression Sickness), you will be treated not only quickly but by trained professional scuba diving medical staff.
Discovery Dive Centre is fully insured with the PADI recognized dive store insurance company. Whether you book on a course or just a single dive, you automatically become insured through us.
General Travelers Safety
All travelers to foreign countries are advised to have adequate personal insurance, ideally covering legal, medical, and theft. Thailand is no different, consult your travel agent or insurance broker to find a policy that is suitable for you. Remember to stipulate scuba diving as a possible activity. Life in Samui is fun, with a few simple precautions to safeguard you and your possessions, you can easily avoid an incidence that would otherwise disrupt your holiday pleasure. Koh Samui has Western standard medical services and a Recompression Chamber at our service 24 hours a day.