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Beginners: Getting Started

Beginners: Getting Started

Learning to Scuba Dive has never been easier with PADI and Aussie Divers Phuket

Basic PADI Activities

Aussie Divers Phuket and PADI have three scuba diving options for the beginner diver. You will have a choice between one, two and three day activities all with their own pro and cons depending on what you would like to achieve and how much time you have available. Have a read and see what option is best for you.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving PADI Scuba Diver Course PADI Open Water Course
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days
from THB 4,500 THB 11,000 from THB 13,700
Experience only – no certification Limited Certification Full Certification

PADI Discover Scuba Diving (THB 4,500 – 4,900)

Is a one day scuba diving experience with a highly qualified PADI scuba instructor. With the PADI Discover Scuba Diving you will get to scuba dive the same as certified divers however you will be limited to 12 metres in depth and you will always have your PADI instructor with you.

Pros

Only needs one day.
Try free before you buy
No need to know how to swim or float.
Limited skills (4) required

Cons

No certification

Contact Aussie Divers about the PADI Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Scuba Diver (THB 11,000)

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a two day course and is effectively 3/5 of the PADI Open Water course which is the basic PADI course. The first day will be theory and pool and the second day will be open water diving with either two or three open water dive. At the end you will receive a 12 metre limited certification. You will still have to dive with a PADI Divemaster or Instructor. You will need to be able to float for 10 minutes for the course. You will most likely need two days for an upgrade in the future. It is more expensive in the long run as you will pay PADI certification fees twice.

Pros

Receive a certification (limited)
Only takes two days

Cons

Takes two days
You need to be able to float
Only limited certification (12 metres with an Instructor/Divemaster)
Need to upgrade in the future
More expensive to dive in the future (need to hire a divemaster or instructor)
More expensive and time consuming for upgrade.

Contact Aussie Divers about the PADI Scuba Diver Course

PADI Open Water Course (THB 13,700 – 14,900)

In Phuket the PADI Open Water Course is mostly done as a three-day course. The first day is usually theory and pool and the second and third days are scuba diving in open water. The first day being to Racha Yai and Racha Noi and the second will most likely be to Phi Phi and Shark Point. Out of that you should get 6 different dive sites. You will receive full PADI 18 metre certification and will be able to dive independently in the future. You will need to be able to swim for 200 metres and float for 10 minutes.

Pros

Receive full PADI certification
Independence in the future
Superior knowledge base
Cost effective

Cons

Takes three days to complete
Need to be able to swim and float

Contact Aussie Divers about the PADI Open Water Diver Course

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