Kids can join the scuba diving family starting from 8 years old! They can participate in the Bubblemaker programme where they will experience what scubadiving is like under the direct care of one of our instructors.
Bubblemaker participants can enjoy diving to a maximum depth of 2 metres. For sure they will have a great story to tell their friends when they get back to school and if they want to dive more, they can participate in the Junior Open Water Diver course from age 10.
You were always wondering how it feels to breathe underwater and what it actually looks like ‘down there’? You want to experience floating weightless through the underwater world and take a closer look at it? If that sounds right for you but you don’t have enough time for the Open Water course then the Discover Scuba Dive is for you.
Here you get a first introduction to scuba diving – you will learn the most important basics and after a few confined water skills you will go on your first dive! Please note, the Try Dive is not a course, so if you would like to become certified as a diver, we recommend you the Open Water course.
The “Beginner” diving course is called Open Water Diver Course. Once you have made the decision to become a scuba diver. You need four days time to finish your diving certification. One of our professional and friendly diving instructors will teach you all about scuba diving.
After checking in you will watch a video that gives you an introduction to scuba diving. You will be in one of our air- con classrooms with comfy cushions. Of course we provide free water, coffee and tea for you in the diveschool.
You will spend the next 2 mornings in our classroom again. Where you instructor will give you theory lessons. There you will learn about scuba diving equipment, what effects diving has on your body and of course about the underwater environment.
In the afternoon you will already take your first breaths underwater! Once you are on our nice and spacious boat, your instructor will show you how to prepare your equipment, how you do all the safety checks and then you are ready to enter the water.
If confined water you will practice some skills first. You will learn for example how you clear your regulator and mask, how buoyancy works and what you do in an emergency.
After the skills, you will go on your first open water dives! There you will experience this very special feeling of floating weightless through the beautiful underwater world. Your instructor will show you around the dive sites where you can see lots of colorful fish and corals. Once you have completed the course, you will get a certification that allows you to dive to 18 meters.
Now that you are a scuba diver. You opened a new door to a lifetime full of challenging adventures. As an Advanced Diver, you will enhance your dive skills and gain even more confidence, as you explore various special diving activities. You have to do the Deep and the Navigation dive + three more Adventure dives of your choice to become a Advanced diver. You will get to review each course part with your diving instructor before you go diving and then explore the practical part of what you just learned. At the end of the course you will get a certification that allows you to dive to 30 meters, which opens up more divesites for you around the world
• Deep Diving (mandatory) experience a deep dive up to 30 m
• Navigation (mandatory) learn to navigate underwater, with and without a compass
• Buoyancy (recommended) improve your buoyancy, air consumption and dive skills with fun exercises
• Computer Dive (recommended) learn how to a dive computer
• Night Diving (recommended) enjoy the underwater world by night
• Underwater Naturalist learn about the different fish and corals in Koh Tao
• Wreck Diving get a first introduction to wreck diving (if you want to penetrate the wreck, you will have to do the Wreck Diving Specialty course)
• Search and Recovery learn different search patterns and recover lost goods or people
A prerequisite for the Rescue Diver Course and the Divemaster Course is training in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid – if you already have a valid certification (not older than 24 months) that will do. Otherwise you need to participate in the one day EFR training.
Primary Care (CPR) provides participants with the knowledge of how to respond in case of life-threatening emergencies. Secondary Care (First Aid) includes injuries or illnesses which are not instantly life-threatening but require assistance and personal care.
The course starts off with a video, then you and your instructor will have a theoretical session followed by scenario exercises where you learn how to react in emergencies. This course will help you to assess a situation and act in the most competent way to help and assist someone, before professional medical help arrives – not only in diving situations.
Are you ready to take the next step in diving? The Rescue Diver Course will prepare you for problems underwater and on the surface. In the Open Water and Advanced courses you learned already how to take care of yourself – now you will enhance these skills and get prepared to deal with stressful situations and emergencies. You will learn how to help others and how to prevent problems. The skills and rescue scenarios you learn in this course will make you much more confident as a diver.
To start with the Rescue diver course, you need to be certified as Advanced diver and you need to show EFR training from within the last 24 months. The Rescue diver is also a prerequisite if you want to become a professional diver.
If you don’t have a current EFR certification, you can do that before you start with the Rescue diver course, it only takes 1 day!
You fell in love with the underwater world and you want more? You can imagine to work in diving? The first step to become a professional diver is doing the Divemaster Course. During this popular and fun course you will become part of the diving family, you will hang out and study with the other trainees and you can enjoy unlimited diving.
What would actually be your job as a divemaster? You take care of your customers, you help to organize that everything is on the dive boat that needs to be there and that all divers have all parts of their diving equipment. You will be able to guide certified divers, do scuba reviews, as well as assist instructors during courses.
There are 2 ways to reach the divemaster certification:
In the divemaster training you will dive a lot, but there is also some academics involved – this gives you a basic understanding of the divemaster role as well as a more detailed review of dive theory. You will also assist instructors in training, learn how to do briefings, divesite maps and much more – and of course dive, dive, dive!
You need to be minimum 18 years old, an Advanced and Rescue diver, have current EFR training (within the last 24 months) and 40 logged dives to start with the course.