This really depends on how fast you breathe the air from the tank but normally it is around 30 minutes per dive.
You will do 4 coral reef dives during the PADI open water diver course, going to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
In the Andaman Sea, water temperatures are usually very warm, ranging from 79 to 84 degrees throughout the year – so we wear a thin 3mm shorty wetsuit on dives.
The minimum age is 10 years to complete the PADI Junior open water diver course.
Yes – If you would like one on one tuition – this is a fantastic way to learn to scuba dive.
This does not happen very often but if you do not enjoy the scuba diving then we
No. There is no need to be able to swim to go scuba diving. You only need to be able to swim to complete the PADI Open Water Diver course.
The maximum depth your professional scuba diving instructor will take you to is 12 meters on the discover scuba diving trip. The coral reefs surrounding Koh Rach Yai are perfect as the coral reefs start around 5 meters and go down to 12 meters.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ (PADI) Flying After Diving guidelines say divers should not ascend to a high altitude within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after doing multiple dives so as long as you are not flying before 9am the next day everything will be fine.
Your PADI professional will be with you for the entire process and it starts with a little theory on the day trip boat when you are sailing to Koh Racha Yai Island. You will be taught about the body, more specifically what happens to the body when you go underwater, how to communicate via hand signals and how to name and use the equipment that you will be using. Its informative and fun!
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving can be credited towards the PADI Open Water Diver Course. You can now complete your PADI Open Water diver course in just just two days and will give you a certification that will last a life time. It will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters, dive without an instructor and allows you to rent equipment from your local PADI center and go and explore the underwater world!