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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the close supervision of one of Dive Asia’s experienced PADI Instructors in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you'll master some basic scuba concepts and skills and will have the opportunity to take part in an open water adventure.
This program is the ideal way to experience scuba diving without having to enroll on a full course.

Dive Asia offers ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ in three options. You can choose from either pool lessons followed by a beach dive at Kata Reef or alternatively as a boat trip with two or three dives at protected dive sites.

Course contents

  • Knowledge development and equipment handling
    Your instructor will use scuba gear and pictured lesson guides to introduce you to the most important rules of scuba diving. This takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Training under water
    Firstly your experienced and patient instructor will spend some time at the poolside or on the boat to give you a detailed briefing about the following training session. Under water, shallow enough to stand up in you can watch a very slow and detailed demonstration of all the necessary skills. You will then have time to practice these skills under the instructor’s direct supervision.
  • Diving with tropical fish and coral
    Once you have mastered the required skills you can continue with the most thrilling part of the program, the underwater tour. At a depth of maximum 12 meters / 40 feet your instructor will show you a huge variety of tropical coral and fish. Barracudas, lion fish, trumpet fish, groupers, clown fish and many other marine creatures will greet you in their world. Your experienced buddy and instructor understands your problems as a beginner and will be there to assist you whilst under water.


FAQs

  • What are the prerequisites to enroll into the program?
    Everybody from the age of 10 years, who is in good healthy condition and feels comfortable in the water, can participate in ‘Discover Scuba Diving’.
  • When does the program start?
    The boat option takes place every time we visit the Raja Islands. Please check our Boat Schedule.
    The beach option is conducted every day from November to April.
  • Which dive sites will I visit during the program?
    The boat option will take you to one of the Raja Islands for exciting diving.
    The beach option will take you to our house reef at Kata Beach.
  • How do I get to the program?
    Dive Asia will provide your transportation from Patong, Karon or Kata Beach.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion and snorkel gear if you have this already.
  • How long does the program take?
    The pool option takes ½ day, while the boat option is one full day of adventure.
  • How deep will I dive during Discover Scuba Diving?
    Maximum 12 meters / 40 feet.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the program include?
    Your ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ program includes your transfer and rental gear as well as instructed boat or beach dives as described above.
  • How much will Discover Scuba Diving cost me?
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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PADI Scuba Diver

The two day ‘Scuba Diver’ course was designed for those who don’t have enough time to complete the entire Open Water Diver course in one go, or if somebody needs to interrupt this course for any reason. The Scuba Diver course offers a fast and convenient way for everybody from the age of 10 years old to obtain their first internationally recognised scuba certification.

Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Join our day trips
  • Dive with a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet (not every trip is suitable)
  • Continue their education to obtain the Open Water Diver certificate

Course contents

  • Preparation
    Get your PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.
  • Knowledge development
    Your instructor will close knowledge gaps and eliminate misinterpretations by using a video and verbal presentation.
  • Pool training
    Our swimming pool offers a 1,50 meters / 4,50 feet in the shallow end and a 2,50 meters / 7,50 feet in the deep end to practice in. Your instructor will explain and slowly demonstrate each and every skill for you and give you enough time to practice. We will also check if you are able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.
  • Open water training
    During your course you will participate in two open water training dives to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet which will last 40-60 minutes each dive. The first dive does not contain any formal skills but gets you acclimatised to the new environment. During the second dive you will repeat the skills you have already learnt in the pool and apply them to open water situations.
    Both dives offer plenty of time to discover the underwater world and explore Phuket’s tropical reefs.

FAQs

  • When do Scuba Diver courses start?
    Courses are available daily throughout the whole year.
  • What are the prerequisites to enroll into the Scuba Diver course?
    Everybody who is in a good healthy condition and feels comfortable in the water can participate. You need to be 15 years of age to start with the Scuba Diver course. If you are 10-14 years old you can participate in the Junior Scuba Diver course.
  • Can I complete my Open Water Diver course at any time?
    Certified Scuba Divers can complete their training to Open Water Diver at any time. That means you can become a certified Open Water Diver in two stages if this fits into your time schedule better.
  • How will I get to the training centre?
    Dive Asia will provide your transportation from Patong, Kata and Karon Beach.
  • What do I need for the course?
    A PADI Open Water Crew Pack which you get from Dive Asia. You will also need this same Crew Pack to complete your training to Open Water Diver.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Four passport photos, towel, swim suit, sun lotion, scuba equipment if you have it already and the PADI Crew Pack.
  • How many days of training does the Scuba Diver course take?
    The Scuba Diver course takes two days.
  • How many dives are included in the course?
    The Scuba Diver course includes two training dives at tropical reefs.
  • How deep will we dive during the Scuba Diver course?
    Maximum 12 meters / 40 feet
  • What if I need to interrupt my course due to illness or in the unlikely event that I don’t like scuba diving?
    If this is the case you only need to pay for the service you have already received and we will provide you with an internationally recognised referral, which allows you to complete your course at any PADI dive store around the globe.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your Scuba Diver course includes transportation, rental equipment, instruction and training as described above. The PADI Open Water Crew Pack and certification fee are included as well.
  • How much does the PADI Scuba Diver course cost?
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PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure which requires only 3 or 4 days of training and never expires. You must be over 15 years old to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program.
If you are between 10 and 15 years old and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Jr Open Water Diver program is available to you. (A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet.)
PADI Open Water divers are qualified to:

  • Participate in Dive Asia’s day trips and liveaboard cruises. (To enhance your skills we highly recommend that you continue your education with the Advanced Open Water Diver course)
  • Dive independently together with another certified diver (without supervision) to a maximum depth of 18 meters / 60 feet
  • Continue their education with the Adventures in Diving program or PADI Specialty courses

Course contents
The course takes 3 to 4 days and includes 2 days of knowledge development and pool training as well as 2 days training in the open water with 4 training dives.

  • Preparation
    Get your PADI Open Water Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.
  • Knowledge development
    Your instructor will help you to close your knowledge gaps and answer all the questions you might have from your self study by using a video and lesson guides. You will need to correctly answer 75% of the 50 questions in the final exam (multiple choice) where most Dive Asia’s students score 90+%. The Knowledge Development is now also available online as an eLearning Course.
  • Training in the swimming pool
    Our swimming pool offers a 1,50 meters / 4,5 feet shallow end and a 2,50 meters / 7,50 feet deep end to practice in. Your instructor will explain and slowly demonstrate each and every skill for you and give you enough time to practice. We will also check if you are able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.
  • Training in open water
    During your course you will participate in 4 open water training dives which will last 40-60 minutes each. Two of those will take you to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet and the other two dives are limited to 18 meters / 60 feet. The first dive does not include any formal skills and will help you to acclimatise to the new environment. During the 3 remaining dives you will apply the skills you have already mastered in the swimming pool to open water conditions, combined with a guided tour to explore Phuket’s tropical reefs. In addition to that you will learn about compass handling both at the surface and under water. Don’t worry, your instructor will explain how to handle the compass. Since the fourth and last day of your course is conducted on our boat, Dive Asia will provide you with free breakfast, lunch and dinner here as well as an extra bonus dive to increase your experience.


FAQs

  • When do Open Water Diver courses start?
    Courses are available daily throughout the whole year. The Online Version you can start right now.
  • What are the prerequisites to participate Open Water Diver course?
    Everybody who is in a good healthy condition and feels comfortable in the water can participate in the course. You need to be at least 15 years of age to sign up for the Open Water diver course. If you are between 10 and 15 years old you can enroll onto the Junior Open Water Diver course. Once certified 10 and 11 year old divers need to be accompanied by a PADI professional, certified parent or guardian and are limited to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet. eLearners need to be 13 years old.
  • I’m a certified Scuba Diver and would like an upgrade to Open Water Diver?
    No Problem. All you need to do is to participate in the last two days of the Open Water Diver course and bring 4 passport photos.
  • How will I get to Dive Asia’s training centre?
    We will provide your transportation from Patong, Karon and Kata Beach.
  • What material do I need for my course?
    PADI Open Water Crew Pack which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Four passport photos, swim suit, towel, sun lotion and scuba gear if you already own it.
  • How long does the Open Water Diver course take?
    The Open Water Diver course takes 3 to 4 days.
  • How many open water training dives are included in my course?
    With our boat option you’ll get up to 5 training dives instead of the required four dives.
  • How deep will I dive during my course?
    Maximum 18 meters / 60 feet
  • What if I fall sick during my course or need to stop for any reason?
    In this unlikely event we would only charge you for the service you’ve already received. In addition to this we would give you a written referral which will allow you to continue your training at any other PADI store within 12 months.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your Open Water Diver course includes your transportation and rental equipment, as well as your training as described above including both beach and boat dives. The PADI Open Water Crew Pack and certification fee are included in the course price as well.
  • How much is the PADI Open Water Diver course?
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The PADI Adventures in Diving Program

This program gives you the opportunity to explore specific areas of scuba diving and gain more experience. The course layout enables you to customise your continuing education to fit your personal interest and demands.
About the program’s philosophy
It is important for you to continue your training in the most convenient and flexible way. The ‘Adventures in Diving Program’ is especially designed so that you can choose your preferred diving activities under the guidance of your instructor. The huge variety of dives and flexible time schedule makes this course suitable for you.
Program Options
The ‘Adventures in Diving Program’ offers two different certifications. A diver successfully completing three adventure dives will receive the ‘PADI Adventure Diver’ certification. If you complete three elective dives plus the two core dives ‘Deep’ and ‘Under Water Navigation’ you will become certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
PADI Adventure Divers and Advanced Open Water Divers are qualified to:

  • Participate in Dive Asia’s day trips and liveaboards
  • Dive independently to a maximum depth of 30 meters / 100 feet if accompanied by a buddy
  • Enroll onto the PADI Rescue Diver course or a PADI Specialty course

Preparation
Get your PADI Advanced Open Water Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff. In comparison to the Open Water Diver course you are not required to work through the whole manual, but only three chapters for ‘Adventure Divers’ or respectively five chapters for ‘Advanced Open Water Divers’. The Knowledge Development is now also available online as an eLearning Course.
Which dives can we recommend for you?
We can recommend ‘Deep’ and ‘Navigation’ as they are the two core dives for Advanced Open Water Divers. There are also other dives to choose from; Peak Performance Buoyancy, Multi Level & Computer, Drift, AWARE Fish Identification, Wreck, Boat, Search & Recovery and Naturalist.
The following dives are offered upon request:
Night, Nitrox, Scooter and Photography.
FAQs

  • When do courses start?
    Dive Asia runs Advanced and Adventure Diver Courses on a daily basis. The Online Version you can start right now.
  • What are the prerequisites to enroll into the program?
    You need to have a PADI Open Water Diver certification or an equivalent card of any accepted training association. Adventure Divers need to be at least 10 years old and Advanced Open Water Divers need to be at least 12 years of age. eLearners need to be 13 years old.
  • When can I enroll in the program?
    Immediately after completing your Open Water Diver course.
  • How will I get to the course?
    Dive Asia offers free transportation from Patong, Karon and Kata Beach.
  • What do I need for my course?
    PADI Advanced Open Water Crew Pack which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring?
    Four passport photos, swim suit, towel, sun lotion, your Crew Pack, your beginner brevet as well as scuba gear you may possess already.
  • How long does the course take?
    The Adventure Diver can be completed in just one day and the Advanced Open Water Diver takes at least two days to finish.
  • How many dives does my course include?
    Adventure Diver: 3 dives
    Advanced Diver: 5 dives
  • How deep will I dive during my course?
    Maximum 30 meters / 100 feet
  • Will we penetrate a wreck?
    No, this is part of the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
  • What is the objective to meet during Under Water Navigation?
    After a practice on land and some training under water you will navigate a quadrangle with a circumference of 120m.
  • Can I get certified as a Nitrox Diver during the course?
    Yes, such a combination is possible for all students from the age of 15 years.
  • How is the course conducted?
    The Adventures in Diving Program does not require any classroom sessions but extended briefings will be given on the boat by your instructor. Under water you will practice and perform the required exercises.
  • What if I need to skip the course for any reason?
    In such a case you will only need to pay for the service that you have already received.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your Advanced Open Water course includes your transportation and rental equipment, as well as your training as described above. The PADI Advanced Open Water Crew Pack and certification fee are included as well.
  • What does the course cost?
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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PADI Scuba Review

PADI’s Scuba Review program will get you back into the water in a very convenient and fast way. You will benefit from this program if you have not been diving for quite a long time and feel a bit rusty. Dive Asia offers ‘Scuba Review’ with two options. You can choose from either a boat trip with two or three dives.
Scuba Review consists of two segments which are a brush up on dive theory and in-water skills. The knowledge development section covers basic information you have previously learned during your Open Water Diver course, and the practical part focuses on the repetition of the most important dive skills.

FAQs

  • When will Scuba Review programs be conducted?
    Programs are available daily all year round.
  • What are the required prerequisites to participate in Scuba Review?
    You need to be certified as a ‘PADI Scuba Diver’ or an equivalent certification of any other recognised training organisation.
  • Is Scuba Review a mandatory program?
    No, but we highly recommend this program if you:
    - Haven’t been diving for quite a long time.
    - Want to brush up on your knowledge and skills.
    - You are a certified PADI Scuba Diver or referred diver aiming to become an Open Water Diver.
  • How will I get to the program?
    Dive Asia provides free transportation from Patong, Karon or Kata Beach.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Your certification, towel, swim-suit and scuba gear that you may own already.
  • How long is the program?
    Scuba Review takes 1 day.
  • How many dives are included?
    The program includes two or three boat dives.
  • How deep will we dive during the program?
    Depths are limited to your certification level. Your skill session however will start in water shallow enough to stand up in.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your Scuba Review program includes your transportation and rental equipment, as well as your training as described above.
  • How much does Scuba Review cost?
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

PADI’s most popular specialty course has successfully been running by Dive Asia since 1997. The purpose of using Nitrox is to extend the ‘No Decompression Limit’ (NDL), by increasing the percentage of oxygen in the breathing gas. In other words NITROX means to be able to stay longer under water or shorten the surface intervals. Diving with enriched air can be achieved in two ways.
Nitrox Specialty
This course starts with a classroom session on the first day, followed by a boat trip aboard MV Dive Asia II on the second day, and includes two open water training dives as well as an additional workshop about dive planning while using Nitrox 32 and Nitrox 36. After successful completion of the course you will be qualified to use enriched air with up to 40% oxygen and therefore you can benefit from all the properties that make Nitrox so popular. The Knowledge Development is now also available online as an eLearning Course
PADI Nitrox Specialty divers are qualified to:

  • Participate in Dive Asia’s day trips and liveaboards
  • Obtain Nitrox fills with up to 40% oxygen
  • Plan and conduct Nitrox dives with an oxygen partial pressure of up to 1,4 bar
  • Continue their path to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver

Preparation
Get your PADI Nitrox Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.

FAQs

  • When do Nitrox Diver courses start?
    This course is available everyday. The Online Version you can start right now.
  • What are the prerequisites to enroll onto the Enriched Air Diver course?
    You need to be a certified PADI Open Water Diver or hold an equivalent certificate of any other recognized association. In addition to that you need to be at least 15 years of age. eLearners need to be 15 years old as well.
  • When can I start with my course?
    Immediately after you’ve completed your Open Water Diver course.
  • How will I get to the course?
    Dive Asia will provide your transport from Patong, Karon or Kata Beach.
  • What do I need for my course?
    PADI Nitrox Crew Pack, which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring?
    PADI Crew Pack, your certification cards, four passport photos, swim suit, towel, sun lotion and scuba gear that you may already own.
  • How long does the course take?
    The Nitrox Diver Specialty takes one to two days.
  • How many dives are included?
    Your Enriched Air Diver course includes two open water training dives.
  • Is Nitrox used to increase depth limits?
    No. Nitrox helps to lengthen 'No Decompression Limits' and is most effective if you plan multiple dives on a single day between 20 and 30 meters / 65 to 100 feet. Your residual nitrogen is less because the increased amount of oxygen shrinks the amount of nitrogen in your scuba tank.
  • Can I get my Nitrox license in conjunction with other scuba courses?
    Yes, this is possible upon request and in conjunction with all PADI courses for certified divers.
  • What if I need to stop my course for any reason?
    In that case we would only charge for the services you have received already.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your Nitrox course includes your transportation and instruction as well as two boat dives. Rental equipment, the PADI Nitrox Crew Pack and certification are included as well.
  • How much does the PADI Enriched Air Diver course cost?
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DSAT Gasblender

The DSAT (Diving Science and Technology) Gas Blender course takes just one day and qualifies you to blend your own Nitrox mix independently.

DSAT Gas Blenders are qualified to:

  • Blend Nitrox with an accuracy of +\- 1%
  • Point out potential danger while handling oxygen
  • Know the necessary steps to oxygen clean scuba gear
  • Continue their path to 'Master Scuba Diver'

Preparation
Get your DSAT Gas Blender manual from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.

FAQs

  • When do DSAT Gas Blender courses start?
    Dive Asia offers courses all year round upon request.
  • What are the prerequisites to enroll into the DSAT Gas Blender course?
    You need to be a certified Nitrox diver and at least 18 years old.
  • When can I start the course?
    Immediately after you have been certified as a Nitrox diver.
  • How will I get to the course?
    Dive Asia offers free transportation from Patong, Karon and Kata Beach.
  • What do I need for the course?
    DSAT Gas Blender Crew Pack, which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Two passport photos, your Nitrox license and your DSAT Gas Blender Crew Pack.
  • How long does the course take?
    The DSAT Gas Blender course takes just one day.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your DSAT Gas Blender course includes your transportation and training as describe above. The DSAT Gas Blender Crew Pack and your certification are included as well.
  • How much does the DSAT Gasblender course cost?
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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PADI Specialty Courses

Specialty courses introduce you to the various techniques of scuba diving with distinguished tasks. Dive Asia offers a wide range of PADI Specialty courses for all divers and non-divers according to their level of experience.

Specialties that don’t require any scuba certification

  • Coral Reef Conservation
    The 'AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty' course teaches divers, snorkellers and non-divers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarises participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how they can help.
    This non-diving course includes:
    1. An introduction to Project AWARE
    2. The importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas
    3. Coral reef biology, association and competition
    4. The status of the world's coral reefs
    5. How participants can help, including responsible diving and snorkeling practices
  • Project AWARE
    If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this specialty course is for you. This non-diving specialty course may also be conducted in conjunction with other PADI Specialty Diver courses. You will learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources. This includes:
    1. The Project AWARE philosophy
    2. The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
    3. Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
    4. The status of several critically degraded marine environments
    5. ow you can help

Specialties for Scuba Divers

  • Equipment
    During your PADI Equipment Specialist program, you will familiarise yourself with the operation and maintenance of your personal scuba gear. The program is not an equipment repair program but it does give you:
    1. Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
    2. Routine recommended care and maintenance procedure
    3. Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures
    4. Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment


Specialties for Open Water Divers with two training dives

  • Boat Diver
    Boat diving planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards. You will learn:
    1. Proper boat diving etiquette, including equipment storage and conduct
    2. Common boat terminology
    3. Specific and local boat diving laws and ordinances
    4. Overview of emergency and safety equipment needed on private dive boats
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
    During the program, you'll learn the techniques you need to know for safe diver propulsion vehicle operation. This includes:
    1. Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
    2. Equipment and procedure considerations
    3. How to avoid harming fragile aquatic life
  • Drift Diver
    During your PADI Drift Diver course, you will learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special equipment and procedures, for example buoyancy. You will also be taught about the following:
    1. Special equipment floating devices, lines and reels
    2. Proper buoyancy control, navigation and communication
    3. Choosing a dive site and overview about the origin and effects of different currents
    4. Techniques for a proper buddy system and diving in a group
  • AWARE Fish Identification
    This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in the waters surrounding Phuket. You will also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation. This will include:
    1. Information on Project 'AWARE' and aquatic protection worldwide
    2. Characteristics of Phuket’s fish families and species
    3. Fish survey techniques and strategies
    4. Fish identification, dive planning, organization and procedures
  • Multilevel Diving
    You will learn techniques and procedures of Multilevel Diving with the use of the wheel and/or computer. The topics covered will be:
    1. Definition and advantages of Multilevel diving
    2. Methods of dive planning Multilevel dives by using the Wheel and/or computer
    3. How to avoid decompression sickness (Bends).
    4. Procedures for emergency decompression
    5. Be a S.A.F.E. diver
    6. Flying after diving
    7. Care and maintenance of dive computers
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
    Additional training of buoyancy control beyond beginners. This includes:
    1. Review of buoyancy control skills
    2. Weight positioning and adjustment
    3. Fine tuning of buoyancy while under water
    4. Streamlined movement under water
    5. Visualisation techniques
    6. PADI's basic weighting guidelines
  • Underwater Naturalist
    This course is an introduction to the underwater aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic life interaction techniques:
    1. Overview of aquatic life taxonomy
    2. Study of aquatic life relationships
    3. Evaluation of human effects on the local diving environment
  • Photographer
    You will learn the basics of underwater photography such as composition, film type and camera handling, with special emphasis on practical techniques. You will look at underwater photography dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to care for and maintain your camera equipment:
    1. Choosing different types of equipment
    2. Selecting films and strobes
    3. Lighting angles
    4. Equipment maintenance
    5. Specific techniques for different types of shots


Specialties for Open Water Divers with three training dives

  • Navigation
    During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you will be taught underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You will also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills.

Specialties for Adventure Divers with four training dives

  • Deep Diver
    You will learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. You will then be able to apply this knowledge on four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 metres / 60 - 130 feet. The course includes:
    1. Practicing navigation on deep dives
    2. Recording colour changes at depth
    3. Examining pressure-affected objects under water
    4. Practicing use of emergency breathing equipment
    5. Recompression chamber overview
  • Wreck Diver
    Orientation to safely participate in wreck diving activities, this will include:
    1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
    2. The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
    3. Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures

Specialties for Advanced Open Water Divers with four training dives

  • Search and Recovery
    You will learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You will also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices. You will look at:
    1. Pinpointing lost objects from the surface
    2. Boat and surface controlled searches
    3. Semicircular and alternate jackstay searches
    4. Practicing four different search patterns
    5. Practice raising larger objects

Master Scuba Diver
This certification denotes that you have reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI system of diver education. PADI Master Scuba Diver indicates that you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of dive environments. To apply for your Master Scuba Diver certification you need:

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • 50 logged dives
  • Five PADI Specialty course certifications
  • Minimum age 15 years old (12 for Junior Master Scuba Diver)
  • Bonus!Dive Asia will cover your application fee if you have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, the PADI Rescue Diver course and all five Specialties through our company.

FAQs

  • When do Specialty courses start?
    Dive Asia runs courses every day.
  • What are the prerequisites to start with a Specialty course?
    Please contact us
  • When can I start with my Specialty course?
    Please contact us
  • How many dives does a Specialty course include?
    Up to four dives.
  • How can I prepare at home to save valuable vacation time?
    Get your PADI Specialty Diver Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.
  • Can I shrink the required time of training?
    Yes, if you are a certified PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you can claim credit for the appropriate dives you have completed during those courses. This means that you can complete up to three Specialty courses in just one day.
  • How can I get to the course?
    Dive Asia offers free transportation from Patong, Karon and Kata Beach.
  • What do I need for the course?
    The appropriate PADI Specialty Diver Crew Pack which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    One passport photo for each Specialty, plus one additional photo for our archive, your Specialty manual, swim suit, towel, sun lotion, your scuba certification card and equipment that you may already own.
  • How long does the Specialty course take?
    A Specialty takes normally one day but for the courses Deep, Wreck and Search & Recovery you need to plan for two days. Due to the many possibilities we would be happy to advise you accordingly.
  • Can I become a certified Nitrox Diver during my Specialty courses?
    Yes, you can complete your Nitrox training as a stand alone course or in combination with all other PADI continuing education courses if you are a minimum of 15 years old.
  • How are courses conducted?
    Most Specialties do not require any classroom sessions but a thorough discussion of the subject. This is completed on the boat or beach and is held by your instructor. Underwater you will practice and perform the required tasks under the supervision of your instructor.
  • Where are we going to dive?
    You can complete your Specialties on Dive Asia’s day trips around Phuket or liveaboard cruises to Similan Marine National Park. Every Specialty apart from 'Deep' and 'Wreck' can also be conducted as a beach dive.
  • What if I need to stop my course for any reason?
    In such a case you will only need to pay for the services you have already received.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your Specialty course includes your transportation, boat dives and training as described above. PADI material and certification fees are included here as well.
  • How much is a Specialty Diver course?
    Due to the vast number of options we would like you to make a more specified request which should include the following:
    - Your current level of certification
    - The dives you have completed during your Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water diver course
    - Information on when and where you did those dives
    - What equipment do you already have
    - How many logged dives do you have
    - How much time do you have
    - What are your favorite parts of scuba diving
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response (EFR) is a very innovative first aid program with broad training about primary (Basic Life Support) and secondary care.

Why should you participate in Emergency First Response?
Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life. They have taken a significant step into preparation for emergencies, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

What will I do?
The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development sessions with one of Dive Asia's specially trained instructors. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lower level.

What do I need?
Get your PADI EFR Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.

Course contents
The course includes training in primary and secondary care which can be taken as one combined course (this meets the prerequisites to enroll into the Rescue Diver course) or as two individual programs.

  • Primary care focuses on basic life support and includes eight mandatory skills plus three optional skills
  • Secondary care builds on primary care and focuses on important skills if EMS is delayed or unavailable

Both courses are video supported and include a combination of knowledge development and skill practices. Various rescue scenarios will ensure that you understand all course topics and that you are able to apply your knowledge.

FAQs

  • When do Emergency First Response courses start?
    Dive Asia offers courses all year round upon request.
  • What are the prerequisites to participate in the Emergency First Response course?
    Everybody who wants to learn about primary and secondary care is welcome without any prerequisites.
  • How will I get to the course?
    Dive Asia offers free transportation from Patong, Karon and Kata Beach.
  • What do I need for the course?
    PADI EFR Crew Pack which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Just your EFR Crew Pack.
  • How long will the Emergency First Response course take?
    The EFR course takes one day.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What does the course price include?
    Your EFR course includes your transportation and training as described above. The EFR Crew Pack and your certification fees are included in the price.
  • How long is EFR training valid before I need to refresh my knowledge?
    The Emergency First Response course is valid for 24 months.
  • Can I become an Emergency First Response Instructor too?
    Yes, Dive Asia’s experienced Course Directors can train you to become an Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI). Please contact us for further details.
  • How much does an Emergency First Response course cost?
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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PADI Rescue Diver

'Rewarding and fun' – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Course philosophy
The Rescue Diver courses’ philosophy is based upon the fact that there are several possibilities to achieve a goal. The structure of the course reflects this with a situational curriculum i.e. size and strength of the rescuer in comparison to the victim and environmental conditions will affect the preferred rescue technique.
During your training you will be encouraged to try several options to learn how to make best use of your personal strengths and to discover your own limits.

PADI Rescue Divers are qualified to:

  • Participate in Dive Asia’s day trips and liveaboards
  • Apply rescue and first aid techniques required in scuba diving
  • Manage diving emergencies
  • Continue their training to PADI Master Scuba Diver or PADI Divemaster

Course structure

  • Preparation
    Get your manual PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack from Dive Asia’s dive store with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff.
  • Knowledge development
    Your instructor will provide you with all of the information you need by using a video and verbal presentation. Finally you will be asked to sit the written multiple choice exam which consists of 60 questions. You need to answer 75% of the questions correctly to pass, most of our students reach 90+%.
  • Exercises
    In the relaxed and stress free environment of our swimming pool you will practice 10 exercises from ‘Tired diver on the surface’ to salvage operations from boat or shore for non responding divers.
  • Rescue scenarios
    The four required rescue scenarios are conducted in conjunction with a day trip aboard Dive Asia II. Here we will summarize everything you have learnt during the last two days in the classroom and swimming pool. We will try to make it look as realistic as possible so that you can demonstrate your readiness and awareness as a Rescue Diver.

FAQs

  • When do Rescue Diver courses start?
    Dive Asia Rescue Diver courses are available all year round upon request.
  • What are the prerequisites to participate in the Rescue Diver course?
    You need to be at least 12 years old and have received training in basic life support and first aid no longer than 24 months ago. The Emergency First Response course is highly recommended but all recognised training bodies are accepted. In addition to this you will need to be a certified PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or hold an equivalent certification from any other scuba training organisation.
  • When can I take part in Rescue Diver training?
    Directly after completing your ‘Advanced’ course.
  • How will I get to the course?
    Dive Asia provides free transportation from Patong, Karon or Kata Beach.
  • What do I need for the course?
    PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack, which you get from Dive Asia.
  • What do I need to bring?
    Four passport photos, swim suit, towel, sun lotion, your diving and first aid certifications and your PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack.
  • How long does the course take?
    The Rescue Diver course takes a minimum of 3 - 4 days in conjunction with the Emergency First Response course.
  • How many dives does the course include?
    The Rescue Diver course includes 4 training dives.
  • Can I also get my Nitrox diver certification during the Rescue Diver course?
    Yes, such a combination is possible if you are over the age of 15.
  • What if I need to stop training for any reason?
    In such a case you will only need to pay for the services you have already received.
  • How can I make a booking?
    You can secure your place right now, by filling out our simple Online Form, dropping us an E-mail or visiting one of our offices in Karon or Kata Beach one day prior to the dive program, before 9:00 pm.
  • What’s included in the course price?
    Your Rescue Diver course includes your transportation, boat and beach dives and your instruction. The Rescue Diver Crew Pack, rental equipment and certification fee are included as well.
  • How much does the Rescue Diver course cost?
    See Schedules, Prices & Bookings

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