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  • Trip introduction

    If you are crunched on time but still wish to become a certified diver, then the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao is the ideal choice for you. Conducted in just 2 short days, not only will you master the skills of scuba diving, but you’ll even embark on 2 invigorating dives that go as deep as 40 feet into the water! And once you’re under, you’ll be exposed to Thailand’s unbelievable marine biodiversity. At the end of this course you’ll be certified PADI Scuba Diver with a license that enables you to Scuba Dive up to 40 feet anywhere in the world.

    IMPORTANT: For this course participants will be required to complete a 10-minute float or a 10-minute swim of any stroke.

    NOTE: All prices in this package are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking.

    Destination

    Named after its native green turtle population, Koh Tao is an island that lies within the Chumphon archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It is known for its rich vegetation and lush greenery, and it offers an array of dive spots for divers of all levels. The island houses over 130 species of hard corals and over 223 species of reef fish, once you’re under water expect to witness some outstanding marine life. The water here is relatively calm and has good visibility, making it a perfect spot for beginner scuba divers.

    Destination highlights

    Become a certified scuba diver in just 2 days through this PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao. | Witness the gorgeous greenery of this little island. | Explore the deep depths of Koh Tao's rich waters and swim amongst fish. | Learn scuba diving with a personalised trainer. | Sail to some of the most exquisite islands.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Scuba Diver (SD)

    Yes

    English

    2

    45 mins

    40 feet

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    2 days

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the PADI Scuba Diver Course in Koh Tao: Theory and Practise

    Be ready in your hotel lobby in Koh Samui by 07:00 hrs. From there, you'll be picked up and taken to the dive centre. You'll begin your PADI Scuba Diving course with some knowledge development modules which consists of the basic theory of diving and basic safety techniques. After lunch, you'll resume your learning but with a practical approach. This includes, learning the use of the equipment followed by pool sessions where you'll complete 3 confined water dives. After this you'll be dropped back to your hotel by 17:00 hrs.

    No accommodation is provided.

    You'll have a pick-up today from your hotel in Koh Samui by 07:00 hrs. After completing theory sessions, you'll enjoy a lunch break in the afternoon where you'll be offered a traditonal Thai meal. Besides lunch, you'll also be offered fresh fruits, soft drinks and water. Today's course ends by 16:00 hrs, after which you'll be dropped back to your hotel. For this trip please do carry adequate money in the local currency for tips or additional expenses.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the PADI Scuba Diver Course in Koh Tao: 2 Open Water Dives
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before 17:00 hrs on Day 1 of the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao: 40% refund.

    For cancellations made after 17:00 hrs on Day 1 of the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    If the operator cancels the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao due to any reason: 100% refund minus bank transfer charges.

    All refunds for PADI courses are provided minus the PADI materials provided to the customers.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and the The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Rules on trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao.

    Please use the equipment with care during the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao, the pick-up time is 07:00 hrs and the drop-off time is 17:00 hrs.

    The minimum age for the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao is 10 years.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the PADI Scuba Divier course in Koh Tao.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao. 

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the PADI Scuba Diver course in Koh Tao depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Scuba Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Koh Samui

    • Speedboats to the dive site
    • Scuba diving equipment
    • PADI Scuba Diving course material
    • PADI Scuba Diving manual
    • PADI Scuba Diver certificate
    • Life jacket
    • Services of an experienced European PADI professional instructor
    • 2 open water dives
    • Lunch
    • Fruit, soft drinks and water
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Personal expenses such as tips, extra meals, etc.

    • Additional activities
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Swimming costume/dive suit
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Heavily embellished swimwear

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Life jackets
    • Speedboat for transfers to the dive sites
    • PADI scuba diving equipment
    • PADI Scuba Diving course material
    • PADI Scuba Diving manual
    • PADI Scuba Diving certificate

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • Dry snacks
    • ID card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks etc
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Medical questionaire completed and signed
    • Doctor's certificate (if required)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.