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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, the leading authority for diving in Thailand, can organise courses for you at a 5 Star Dive Centre offering a full range of PADI courses for Phuket, Koh Tao, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi and Samui.
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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• 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
• Divemaster Change your life...Go Pro!
• Scuba Review Refresher programme
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Parents: Kids can go diving too! Read more about our options available for your children to learn how to dive:
[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.
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.
Student programmes are available on Phuket Island, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, Samui and Ao-Nang (in Krabi).
Languages available: English, Italian, French, Scandinavian, German, Spanish and Russian.
All courses can start every day, all year round.
Dive The World is not a member of PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI or any other scuba diving training organisation. We simply want to find the course provider that is right for you - our students. Most people know of the PADI brand name and we can help you locate the right PADI-affiliated dive center. If you prefer another training agency, just let us know.
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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