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Basic Scuba Diver

DSDIf you are short on time or you just want to check out what all the fuss is about then this is the option for you. In the time it takes you to start to feel comfortable with your scuba equipment we'll have the fishies eating out of the palms of your hands in your first exploration of the underwater world! When you try diving for the first time, you discover the excitement and mystery & the freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of flying underwater and only a diver knows that feeling. Discover scuba diving & feel it for yourself.

How much?

only 2,000 THB ( 1000THB for a second Dive)


What's involved?
After meeting with your instructor, who will go over the fundamentals of scuba diving to enjoy your dive safely, you'll enter the water ready for your scuba adventure. We'll practise the initial skills in shallow water and then get ready for your first open water dive under the supervision of your Instructor. To a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet, this experience will be the first step in your new hobby that might just change your life.

Beach-ConfinedHow long will it take?
One day. Start at 10.30 in the morning for a bit of dive theory over breakfast.

What do I need to start?
Be at least 8 years old (4m max depth) and be able to swim.

Big Blue provides all equipment, boat trips, manuals, etc. for the duration of the course.

Am I fit to dive?
Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. Email us if you want more information.

Typical Diary of your day.

10.30am- meet with your Instructor & fill out necessary paperwork, talk about some of the skills you will be required to do & why you need to know them & then try on some equipment. 

Try-dive12pm- Free time for lunch.

12.45pm- Dive boat departs for a nice shallow beach or bay where we can find depth in which to stand up in. You'll be briefed by your Instructor again as to what skills you will need to perfoem & the action required to perform that skill.

2.00pm- You'll be sitting on your knees, looking at fishies breathing underwater! Once you are feeling comfortable with this unfamiliar surrounding you'll watch your Instructor perform a skill & then get you to repeat the same action. You'll do this several times with a few varied skills & then your Instructor will take you on a voyage of discovery to a maximum depth of 12 meters.

3.00pm- Back on the boat to talk about everything we just saw & did over cookies & coffee, & fresh fruits.

4.00pm- Enter back into the water for a second dive, without the necessity of having to perform the same skills again. This time we'll descend & spend the whole dive time exploring the reef. (Please note there is an additional fee of 1000 Bt for the 2nd dive).

5.00pm- back on the boat & back to shore! 

5.30pm- Log your first underwater experience while enjoying our Apres Dive atmosphere at our bar & restaurant while enjoying a fabulous Koh Tao sunset!

Now what?
If you wish, you may elect to practise certain fundamental diving skills which may be credited towards Open Water Diver certification.

 Click here to book your Basic Scuba Dive


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