Scuba Diving In Thailand

Scuba diving in Thailand is famous for it’s clear waters and diverse underwater life. The best diving sites in Thailand are located in Southern Thailand for example the islands of Raya Yai, Similan and Phi Phi. Thailand is a good place to begin scuba diving, if you don’t have any scuba diving experience. Even if you have some scuba diving experience you may want to complete a diving certificate for future diving. There are a few options to start scuba diving.

The easiest way to start scuba diving is to participate in one-day “Discover Scuba Diving” trial, also known as DSD. DSD is done in small groups with an experienced diving instructor. Depending on the diving location it’s done from the boat or straight from the beach. The idea of DSD is to dive safely in 6 meters depth, where the water is clear and warm and you can see beautiful corals and tropical fish. After the DSD, if you find scuba diving great and exciting, like most do, you can begin Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver course on the same day. If you are still uncertain you can always do the DSD again and possibly start diving course on the next day.

If DSD isn’t enough, you can complete a Scuba Diver course, which takes one more day if you had completed DSD and two days if you are completely new to scuba diving. As a Scuba Diver you can dive all the way down to 12 meters with a PADI professional. This course is good for those who don’t have so much time to spend on learning scuba diving. It’s recommended though that you spend the 3 days to become a PADI certified Open Water Diver.
The best solution to begin scuba diving is to choose PADI Open Water Diver course, OWD. OWD includes 3 days of theory and practice. The first 2 of these days are basically the same as in Scuba Diver course, so you can upgrade your Scuba Diver status to OWD license which is valid all around the world. The course gives you the knowledge of the basics in scuba diving and the underwater life. After the OWD, you are allowed to dive with another licensed diver at the depth of 18 meters.

Scuba diving is a good and exciting hobby, which you can enjoy all around the world. For further information about diving in Thailand, please visit:

Safe Scuba Diving

Scuba diving can be a fun and healthy recreational activity as long as you are aware of the risks and take the proper precautions. People often shy away from this sport after hearing scary statistics but in reality you’re more than three times as likely to die swimming as you are scuba diving. The first and seemingly obvious but often overlooked step is to get a complete physical and make sure you are in good physical shape before going diving. To scuba dive, you need to have a strong heart; most scuba diving related fatalities are cardiac problems After getting the doctor’s okay to go diving, make sure to go to a proper facility to get trained and SCUBA certified. These classes can last a short period or a couple of weeks but you should never go diving until you feel completely comfortable in the water. Before going on a dive, check to see all your equipment is functioning properly and get a good understanding of the layout of the area. Be aware of where any reefs or shipwrecks are in the area. If the area you are diving in is known to have an abundance of kelp, you may want to carry a knife to cut yourself or a fellow diver free. Never consume alcohol or drugs before scuba diving – your judgment needs to be at its sharpest when diving in case anything unexpected comes up. For safety reasons, you never want to dive alone. It may be the best idea to find a more experienced scuba diver to go with if you yourself don’t have a lot of diving experience. Plan to start out with short dives as a beginner and gradually build up to longer and deeper dives. You never want to overtire yourself. Diving while exhausted or feeling ill is asking for trouble because your body is not in good shape and your mind is not alert enough to deal with problems that arise during the dive. The biggest and potentially deadly mistake amateur divers can make is ascending rapidly when something goes wrong or they are under the impression there is danger. This can cause intense pain or possibly death. As long as you have air, you want to ascend at a steady but slow rate to the surface. Always have a number to call for emergency diver services if you need help upon reaching the surface; it’s best to not have to scramble around looking for the number once an emergency arises.

Daniel Blinman is writing on behalf of Scubaskool, who offer diving holidays and diving internships

A Review Of Padi Online Scuba Diving Courses

We went to the PADI website and it was a very well designed beautiful website. What this company does is offer Professional Scuba Diving Courses. These course start at the beginning level which can be taken online up to the most advanced certifications.

The cost for the PADI Online Open Water Diver Course is $120.00 and is non refundable. This fee covers training and knowledge development and gives you access to the Open Water Diver Manual which is their online course textbook. You can get all the bookwork done online. But before you get officially certified, you will need to go to your local PADI Dive Center or Resort. Once you get there, you will need to pay additional fees and complete the rest if your certification requirements in the ocean.

You will also need to bring a Diving Mask, Snorkel, a good set of Diving Fins and you’re also responsible for all of your own Diving Equipment. If you are unsure of what you need to bring with you I’d recommend dropping by your local PADI Dive Center and ask them before you go out and purchase a bunch of equipment for your Dive. They may also want you to go out and get some additional equipment as well, such as a Recreational Dive Planner Table and a Log Book.

Once you register for the eLearning part of the Scuba Diving Course, they give you one year to complete that portion of it from the time you register. So I wouldn’t recommend dawdling too long, plus why would you? I’m sure you’re anxious to get certified anyway.

Their eLearning system consists of Videos, Audios, Graphical Illustrations and also requires some reading. This learning system also includes a bunch of short quizzes, so make sure you’re picking up the material you are reading about. This program is Self Paced, so you can dictate how fast you make it through this program.

The PADI Open Water Diver Course just happens to be the most popular Scuba Diving Course in the world today. In fact, millions have started their Diving Careers by taking this course. Learning to Scuba Dive isn’t easy. It takes a culimination of critical thinking concepts such as learning facts and concepts. Additionally it requires motor skills such as coordination and endurance and the application of techniques you learn in the classroom.

The The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online will give you all the knowledge you need to become successful. But the only way to develop the remaining skills necessary for you to make it as a Scuba Diver will be to visit your Local PADI Dive Center and to get live training from a Certified Scuba Instructor over there. The online portion of the course is available in Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, French and the Netherlands in addition to English.

I personally believe almost anyone can become Scuba Certified if they apply themselves a little bit. It’s a great certification to bring with you if you ever want to become a Life Guard as well. And not only is Scuba Diving an excellent hobby, this is a skill that could help you in a Search & Rescue Mission or one that could help you save someones life in the future. We wish you the best of luck in your future Diving Adventures!