Experience the thrill of the underwater world with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Aussie Divers Phuket
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience will let you try scuba to see if you like it. We offer different versions of this program, either in a pool or in the beautiful Andaman Sea and it is sure to be the most exhilarating activity of your Phuket holiday.
While not an actual scuba certification, while doing the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. This will be the best fun you will have on your Phuket holiday, no question.
Single Beach Dive: THB 2,900
Mid November to April Only (weather permitting)
For those that would like a simple and quick scuba diving experience. One dive at the Kata Beach Reef. Kata Beach makes for a simple and slow entry into the water. The shallow reef provides a nice range of marine reef life including common species of lion fish, snapper, goat fish, scorpion fish, barracuda, anemone fish and even bat fish from time to time. There is even a chance of seeing rays, octopus, cuttlefish, seahorse and a small chance of seeing a turtle swim by.
Two Boat dives to Racha Yai Island: THB 4,300
Racha Yai Island is 1.5 hours boat ride south of Chalong Bay which is situated at the far south of Phuket Island. It is a part of two Racha Islands. Racha means “King” in Thai. Yai is Thai for “big” so Racha Yai effectively means big king island.
This island is a great place to start your scuba diving life. It has relatively calm and clear waters and enough marine life to keep a novice diver happy. It is home to most of the common reef fish and throws up some surprises from time to time with both the majestic manta rays and whale sharks sometimes making an appearance.
Three Boat Dives to Racha Yai and Racha Noi Islands: THB 5,300
Racha Noi (little king) Island is two hours boat ride from Chalong Bay. With this trip you will most likely do two dives at Racha not and one dive at Racha Yai. With Racha Noi there is a great chance of seeing the rare manta rays. This is a longer day trip than the two dive Racha Yai trip.
Would have given it 100 if there was an option on TripAdvisor… My first ever dive, and these guys made it such a wonderful experience. The entire trip was organized flawlessly.. From the pick up to the drop back at the hotel. We were given a little training in the pool one day prior , which was very helpful during the dive. Astha Pawar Bengaluru, India.
The Best Part
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to, after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun!
What You Learn
You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:
Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.
Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step
The Scuba Gear You Use
All the equipment you will need is typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on where you do your Discover Scuba Diving program.
Please note that it is a breach of PADI Safety rules and regulations for your instructor to take photos during this activity. As a responsible, safe and professional PADI 5 Star IDC Centre your instructor will comply with these rules. This will ensure that you will have safe and enjoyable dive.
Any dive centre that states they will take photos during the PADI Discover Scuba diving is breaching these regulations and safe scuba diving practises. When breaching such standards most insurance companies will void both your insurance and the insurance of the dive centre.
As a professional PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, Aussie Divers Phuket will always place you safety above the need to take photographs.
To take PADI Discover Scuba Diving, you must be:
At least 10 years old and be medically fit to scuba dive.
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll want to check out:
Aussie Divers Phuket, the best instructors, best dive sites, best boats at the best prices.