PADI Diving Courses in Thailand
Learn to Dive in Phuket, Phi Phi or Krabi
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Why is it that Thailand is such a popular place for dive courses? Can it be the gorgeous weather, fantastic beaches, professionally run diving outfits? Or is it just the clear warm waters and the colourful, tropical sea-life? Whatever the reason, Thailand is the top choice of many and could be the best bet for you too. Dive The World Thailand is a 5 Star Dive Centre and we offer a full range of PADI courses for Phuket, Phi Phi Islands and Krabi.
From your first tentative lesson in Discover Scuba Diving to the mastery of all things PADI in the instructor course, you can do it all here and plenty more besides in the land of smiles ...
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Are you interested in:
- Exploring planet Earth's last undiscovered frontier?
- Earning your ticket to a lifetime of ultimate adventure?
- Revving up your skills to the next level?
- Attaining leadership experience as a scuba professional?
- Going Pro as a PADI Divemaster?
Then we have a PADI course for you!
Simply decide on...
- Which programme?
- Private 1-on-1 or group instruction?
- Phuket, Phi Phi Islands or Krabi?
Then choose your Thailand diving course below...
Private or Group Instruction?
[Only available in Phuket]
Your dives finish when YOU run low on air. This means with private 1-on-1 instruction your dives are much longer. Expect them to last about 45 minutes, 50% more than with group instruction.
There are also no other students to cause you hold-ups and slow you down, so you get to spend more time checking out the fish and less time waiting around and practising skills.
You can expect to spend 75% of your time underwater enjoying the reef, and 25% for demonstrating your scuba skills. So when you learn to dive in Phuket the easy way, it's with the most fun too.
With group instruction the whole group ends the dives together, as soon as the first student runs low on air. This means your dives are much shorter than with private instruction.
Expect to spend 75% of your time underwater with your group learning skills, and 25% enjoying the reef and fish.
The Low Down
| ||Ultimate Instructor safety and attention||Shared attention|
| ||Dives last longer||Shorter dives|
| ||More fun time on each dive||More waiting time|
| ||Learn faster - Open Water in only 3 days||Learn slower|
| ||Greater choice of sites||Pre-scheduled sites |
| ||Flexible start and finish times||Start 08:00 hrs, finish 18:00 hrs|
| ||Top Quality||Lowest Price|
For details of the courses and prices available in Thailand click on...
• Discover Scuba Diving
Introduction to scuba - non-license
• Scuba Diver
Pre-entry level - intermediate license
• Open Water Diver
Full scuba diving license
• Adventure Diver
Stepping stone to Advanced
• Advanced Open Water Diver
Licensed to dive to 30 m
• Emergency First Response
New medical programme
• Rescue Diver
Learn to help your dive buddy
Change your life...Go Pro!
• Scuba Review
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Parents: Kids can go diving too! Read more about our options available for your children to learn how to dive: PADI diving courses for children
Phuket diving course prices INCLUDE student dive insurance. Also normally included are an experienced PADI instructor, use of scuba equipment, own copy of student study manual to keep, use of all the latest PADI training materials, certification costs, pool training in purpose-built 3 metre diving pool, breakfast, lunch and drinks on the boat, and hotel transfers every day of your course from the main tourist resorts of Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala and Rawai.
Languages available: English, Italian, French, Scandinavian, German, Spanish and Russian
All courses can start every day, all year round.
We recommend that you take out insurance to cover diving and travel activities, including trip cancellation. See our insurance programme for a competitive quote.
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