PADI Recreational Diving Courses (PADI Discover Scuba Diving – PADI Open Water Diver)

Chris and Indepth Instruction offer dive instruction to all levels – from your very first breath underwater with no certification right the way through the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and beyond…

Use the flow chart below to chart your progress and see what your next step is going to be !!!

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PADI Bubblemaker:

Cost: 3,000 THB
Availability: DAILY
Minimum age: 8 years old
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: Half an hour to an hour – it depends how much fun you’re having !!
Discover Scuba for Kids: if you’re eight or nine years of age, here is your chance to take the plunge with a PADI Instructor and Go Diving !!!

This program is similar to Discover Scuba Diving, except it is specifically for kids.

This is an ideal program for kids with diving parents who wish to get their kids diving or even to take their kids out on the boat diving with them.

PADI Seal Team:

Cost: 4,900 THB – Aqua Missions 1-5
(2,900 THB / per Specialty Aqua Mission)
Availability: ON DEMAND
Minimum age: 8 years old
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: About an hour / dive, sometimes you just can’t get kids out of the water !!!
The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for an action-packed, adventurous program filled with exciting scuba “AquaMissions.”

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an Astronaut? If you have, this is your chance to explore these exciting adventures in a swimming pool.

As a PADI Seal, you learn the basics of safe diving and explore different AquaMissions – or specialty dives -like buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more.
What’s an AquaMission? It’s an underwater pool adventure where kids learn scuba activities. Take AquaMission: Inner Space Specialist for example, here kids learn how to float underwater like an Astronaut. And AquaMission: Snapshot Specialist, this is where PADI Seal Team members take pictures of each other scuba diving.

Supported by a video, manual and logbook, the PADI Seal Team program is a great way for kids to share the excitement and wonder of diving yet in a controlled environment.

Once they’re 10 years old they’re ready for their Junior Open Water Course or Scuba Diver Course !!!
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PADI Discover Scuba Diving:

Cost: 3,500 THB – two dives from the beach

4,500 THB – two boat dives including meals, round trip transfer from our contract hotels and diving equipment.

Availability: DAILY
Minimum age: 10 years old
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: 1 or 1 ½ days
Here you not only get to dive in the pool but also you go diving in the sea with the fish and coral !!!

You have the choice of diving from the beach in the morning or afternoon or going out on the boat for the day and diving some of the more adventurous dive sites all with your instructor of course

This exciting program allows anyone over 10 to safely experience the thrill and excitement of breathing underwater – diving both in a pool or off the beach and also from a boat at some of Phuket’s finest dive sites.

In the pool or shallow water just off the beach you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an actual open water dive in the sea with your instructor.

The Open Water dives can be conducted from a boat or at one of our house reefs, so you will not only get to dive in a pool but also out in the sea with the fish and the coral !!!.

AND …… having completed this program you will gain credit for both your pool and open water dives – meaning that you will already have taken the first part of your Scuba Diver or Open Water Course.

PADI Discover Snorkelling:

Cost: Varies on destination
Availability: DAILY
Minimum age: No age limit – you’re never too young or too old to snorkel !!
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: You can do it in an hour in the pool or make a day or it and go out on the boat to some of the best snorkeling sites you can find in Thailand.
This experience program is your ticket to the action-packed underwater world. With tips and suggestions on how to make the most of your snorkeling adventures, this program is based on three simple principles:
  1. You snorkel because you want to see and interact with the underwater world
  2. Snorkeling is a great adventure
  3. The whole family can do it – No minimum age requirements !!!

Participants may learn in our pool or may go directly into the sea, again either from the beach or a boat or out at the islands.

It’s a great way to learn about the local sites and local environment !!!

PADI Skin Diver Course:

Cost: 2,900 THB for the class & pool

3,950 THB with a day trip out on the boat.

Availability: DAILY
Minimum age: 10 years of age
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: ½ day in the pool and classroom with some video and knowledge development you then have the option of going out on the boat and doing some skin diving with your instructor.
Have you ever snorkeled but somehow that just didn’t get you close enough to the fish or the coral ???

If so the The PADI Skin Diver Course is for you ! During this program you’ll learn about the equipment, the environment and specific information about skin diving here in Phuket.

You’ll also practice techniques of breath hold skin diving, entering the water, checking your buoyancy, surface swimming, and snorkel clearing.

It will build your confidence in your skin diving abilities and help you to explore the mysteries of the aquatic realm.

Taking place in both the pool and the open water, The PADI Skin Diver program is an is an excellent pretraining experience for children who want to explore the possibilities but are too young to dive with scuba or before trying the PADI Bubblemaker or Seal Team programs.

This also can be credited to the Skin Dive on your Scuba Diver or Open Water Course !!!
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PADI Scuba Diver:

Cost: 9,500 THB
Availability: DAILY
Minimum age: 10 years of age
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: Two days:

Day One: Pool Dives and Knowledge Development

Day Two: Two Open Water Dives out on a boat or from the shore.

Remember: if you have already completed a Discover Scuba Diving program you have already done the first Confined Water Dive and your first Open Water Dive !!!

This two day course is perfect for those thinking of getting certified but who don’t have the time as it allows you to dive with a PADI Divemaster or other dive professional !!!

The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for holidaymakers short on time or people who only plan to dive a couple of times a year.

The course consists of some pool dives, Knowledge Development sessions and two open water dives out on the boat or off the shore.

It is a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, allowing you to gain a limited certification quickly and easily by minimising time constraints allowing you to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor

As a PADI Scuba Diver you are certified for life to dive with under the supervision of a PADI professional.

By the way – all you need to do to Upgrade to “Full Open Water” is to complete the last two days of the Open Water Course … !!! … or you can happily remain a Scuba Diver and still dive under supervision whenever you wish !!

The PADI Open Water Course:

Cost: 14,500 THB – includes two days out on the boat !!

13,500 THB – 1 days local diving and one days boat diving

12,500 THB – 2 days local diving

Availability: DAILY
Minimum age: 10 years of age
Prerequisite Certification: None
Duration: Four days:

Days one & two: Pool dives and Knowledge Development

Day three & four: 4 Open Water Dives out on the boat or from the shore

This is PADI’s entry-level diver certification course and is the most sought after entry-level course in the world; more people have become divers with this course than any other.

During this four day course you’ll learn the basic knowledge and skills necessary to dive safely. The course consists of two days pool dives and Knowledge Development and two days diving out at the islands conducting four open water dives.

Upon completion of this course you will have earned the PADI Open Water Diver certification and be qualified to rent equipment and conduct dives independent of a professional up to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world…

… now get out there and DIVE !!!!
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