Discover Scuba Diving. This one-day dive experience designed for those who want to try scuba diving prior to taking a dive course. Perhaps even for those who don't have the time to take a course but still wish to experience the underwater world, the beautiful corals, fish and islands here in Thailand.
The course is conducted over one full day. The first dive starts in shallow ocean water where you will learn some basic skills to enhance your enjoyment before going on a supervised dive with a PADI instructor. After lunch you'll go off for another pleasure dive, no skills to learn this time, and get to share the sea with such creatures as turtles, eels, nocturnal harmless sharks and thousands of fish. The maximum depth for this each dive is 12 meters.
PADI Scuba Diver course. The Scuba Diver course is designed for those who do not have four days to spare for an Open Water Diver course, but who still wish to get certified. Upon completion of this course you can dive to 12 metres under the supervision of a PADI professional. The course is conducted over two days, and includes some classroom and swimming pool instruction prior to your two dives in open water. All dives are done under direct supervision of a PADI instructor.
PADI Open Water Diver course. The Open Water course is the world's most popular entry level course. The course lasts for 4 days, although we at LIA realize that most people visiting Pattaya, Thailand are on holiday and so we can schedule the course into two blocks with a break between for some holiday fun! The course can actually be completed in 3 days if you are pushed for time as the preliminary skills can also be performed in the ocean. This has become quite a popular time frame and all of my affiliated instructors are well versed in this technique. You may want to drop me a line and book a couple of days in advance.
The first 2 days are split between the classroom and the swimming pool where you will do 5 dives learning all of the skills that will enable you, on completion of the course, to be able to dive with a buddy but not necessarily under the supervision of a PADI professional. The second 2 days are spent on our boat doing a total of four dives with your maximum depth being 18 meters.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Now we're getting serious! I know people who are "Open Water Divers" with in excess of 200 dives under their belts and they are happy staying at that level. However the A-O-W course opens up new avenues and allows to dive more dive sites globally. The advanced diver course consists of 5 dives - 2 Core (Deep Dive & Navigation Dive) and 3 elective dives where you get the chance to choose from a whole host of specialty dives from night dives to drift dives and ship wreck dives to underwater photography dives.
The main advantage to the Advanced diver course is that it gives you 5 more dives with an instructor to hone underwater abilities and also gives you experience of diving at depth. You will do a deep dive to 30 metres affording you more confidence for future trips. It is heard of sometimes that if a dive site is deeper than 20 meters then unless you hold the Advanced Open Water international license the tour operator will not allow you to perform the dive. So already you can see that it'll open up many more opportunities for exciting new dives in the future.
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