Once you completed your PADI Open water diver course you might feel that something is missing. Maybe you want to dive a bit deeper to see what´s going on beyond the 18m limit. Then the PADI Advanced open water diver course is the perfect step for you. It´s also a highly recommended step as you instantly get a couple of more dives under your belt with an experienced scuba instructor. And who know, maybe this course opens the possibilities for different specialties such as; Deep diver and nitrox diver?
We keep building on what you already learnt in the entry level course and start focusing on how to expand your knowledge and dive skills. As a certified PADI open water diver we often look at our instructors how they move gracefully through the water as with only their mind propelling them. In the PADI Advanced open water diver course we teach you the tricks in how to get better in; Buoyancy, navigation and how to plan longer dives with the use of a dive computer or multilevel RDP. Small underwater “games” slowly advances you buoyancy. By having your PADI Instructor carefully looking on how you behave when performing certain skills and of course during the dive, he/she can the correct the problem you might have/encounter making sure you progress faster than if you would do it by simple trial and error.
A big part of the PADI Advanced open water course is also to safely conduct deeper dives, to a max of 30m. Most people who have done this dive course say that this is what pushes them to do the course. By going down with a dive instructor, who will be there during the dive planning, equipment setup and of course during the actual dive. You are ensured that your dive is made correct and of course this ensures more FUN! It’s a pretty cool feeling cruising on nearly 30m of depth and see how not only the marine life but also the environment change as you descend from the surface.
So take the challenge – do your PADI Advanced open water diver course and become a better diver!
Have you ever been thinking about doing the PADI course but felt like you didn´t have the time? Then the PADI Scuba diver course is the right thing for you. It takes only 2 days and will then certify you to do dives to a maximum depth of 12m accompanied by a PADI Divemaster/Instructor. During this Scuba diving course we will teach you the basic theory and skills needed to safely and enjoyably do dives anywhere in the world. We will start of the first day with a few hours of classroom presentations where the Professional scuba instructors will guide you through it all. The very same day we will also head towards the pool for our first breaths underwater – it´s time to learn how to dive. We will spend the rest of that day having fun “serious fun” and learn the basics in buoyancy and safety, getting ready for day two. The first dive is one you will always remember. Taking on all of the equipment, full of excitement and a bit nervousness and later taking the plunge in the great blue is exhilarating! No one can ever explain how it feel, it simply so that you can never get the same feeling anywhere else. You will encounter a diversity of marine life like nowhere else. Swim with fish as big as your little finger and as big as you.
It´s an adventure you´ll never forget!
And if you like it – you can upgrade your PADI scuba diver certificate by doing an additional 2 days anywhere, anytime.
Taking the step in becoming a certified PADI Open water diver is often the stepping stone to greater adventures. In the end of this scuba diving course you´ll be certified and trained in how to safely plan and execute a dive with a buddy to a depth of 18 meters.
We start off with a 1-2 days on the classroom/pool to lay the foundations in dive theory and of course the more fun parts of the actual dive skills in the safety and especially comfort of a big pool. Once everything is mastered we take you out to where we really learn how to dive, the big blue. Building on what we already learned in the pool we apply these skills and knowledge to real dives.
You will feel, that what at first felt a bit weird, now feel more comfortable and natural. Going down on the descent line for your first dive, seeing fish in all different kinds of colors and sizes around you. How they pause to see what big strange creatures entered their world is absolutely an unforgettable experience. As you start swimming you start controlling yourself with your breathing, a small inhale lifts you over the big boulders and once over them a gentle exhale takes you down again – the closest we can get to feel how space feels like.
The first time you see a big moray eel swim out in the free, a giant manta ray passing above you, blocking the sun light or maybe the small western clown fish (Nemo) you experience something great. You simply create memories that no one never can take away from you, memories for life.
This is the perfect holiday activity for your family because underwater we are all equal. You´ll meet new people with different background, see new things and you will start going to places few people have ever gone!
We have just received our new t-shirts. Get one of our popular fish ID t-shirts, for free when you book a 3-day diving package or any PADI dive course online. This month we will keep it nice and simple!
It is time to sign up for this season technical diving courses. Book your course before the end of August and we will give you last year’s prices.
PADI Tec 40 18,800 baht (you save 2,200 baht)
PADI Tec 45 18,800 baht (you save 2,200 baht)
PADI Tec 50 18,800 baht (you save 4,200 baht)
PADI Sidemount 9,900 baht (you save 1,000 baht)
Join us in October for our month dedicated for technical diving and receive an extra special price on this package.
Tec 40, 45 & 50 45,000 baht (you save 7,000 baht)
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Can you see yourself glide over the reef between fish and corals and the whole sea come to greet you?
Any day our professional Kon-Tiki instructors can introduce you to Scuba Diving to see if you like it. During the boat ride our PADI instructor will give you a theory lesson in diving. You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional diving instructor. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not.
Nothing beats that feeling of being under water for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to, but after a few minutes of adjustment, most first timers realize how easy scuba diving really is. As this is not an actual PADI scuba certification, during 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.
Plus, you can get credit! If you like the Discover Scuba Diving program so much you want to continue, we can continue to your PADI Open water certification.
What you waiting for? Sign up today for your next holiday here in Thailand? Weather it is a Koh Lanta, Phuket, Khao Lak or Krabi, it is all the same fun.
During many scuba dives you have properly experienced this, but not sure what exactly it is??
Water forms different layers based on temperature, which can be abrupt in very calm water. You can actually be diving in 29 degrees by the Phi Phi islands here in the Andaman Sea and stick your hand down and feel the difference in temperature to 27 degrees .
Sometimes you can even see this appearing on a distance in clear visibility; it is like a glittering rising from a hot asphalt road, caused by a mix of 2 different temperature layers.
You can find this in both fresh and salt water, lakes, quarries and ponds during summer. It forms due to the summer sun, which heats the surface’s water. Due to the density difference between warm and cold water, the cold water sinks down while the warm water rises. A clear, strong border exists between the two bodies of water with the thermocline in between.
Sometimes it can be very hard to predict whether the visibility will improve or decrease below the thermocline. Actually thermoclines are complex and hard to predict. At different points of the sea several meters apart on the same day, the depth, thickness, and temperature of the thermocline can vary significantly. Not all of the causes and reasons for these variations are known, but they can be caused by winds, currents, and other dynamic forces.
Did you know? You will never find a temperature lower than 3 degrees below a thermocline. Because liquid water is densest at this temperature, and the density begins to decrease again from 0-3 degrees.