PADI Discover Scuba Diving | Koh Tao

Try scuba diving with experienced PADI instructors, exploring the coral reefs of Koh Tao
PADI discover scuba diving in Koh Tao
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Half Day Intro-Dive in Koh Tao

  • Half day introduction to scuba diving for beginners
  • Visit coral reefs off Koh Tao island aboard the Simple Life dive boat
  • Overview of safe diving practices, shallow water skills, and an open water dive to a maximum depth of 12M
  • Includes all scuba equipment rental
  • Experienced western PADI certified dive instructors
  • Refreshments served onboard the dive boat

Discover Scuba Diving in Koh Tao | Description

Ever wanted to try scuba diving, experiencing the amazing underwater world of tropical coral reefs, aquatic life and a feeling of weightlessness? Join the half day PADI Discover Scuba Diving program with Simple Life Divers to get your first taster of scuba.

Trips run every day, starting at the Simple Life dive shop on Koh Tao’s popular Sairee Beach. You’ll be begin by meeting your instructor, filling in some paperwork then discussing some scuba diving basics and important principles.

We’ll then board the Simple Life dive boat and head out to one of Koh Tao’s shallow coral reefs. The boat is comfortable and spacious, well configured for dives trips and has an upper deck for relaxing en-route and enjoying the scenery of Koh Tao.

The trip will take us to a sheltered, shallow dive site, ideal for an introduction to scuba diving. Depending on the conditions this could be the Japanese Gardens at nearby Koh Nangyua, Mango Bay at the north of Koh Tao or Aow Leuk on the east coast of the island.

As we reach the dive site your instructor will help you don your scuba gear and we’ll cover a few pre-dive safety checks. Then it’s into the water! We’ll start in very shallow water, practicing a few simple skills to get you used to breathing underwater and comfortable with the scuba unit. Plus we’ll start using hand signals to allow us to communicate underwater.

Once that’s complete and you are relaxed and feeling happy underwater, it’s time for the best bit. Your instructor will guide you on an underwater tour of the coral reef, exploring right down to a maximum depth of 12M. At each of the dive sites you can expect to see a mix of corals such as hard brain and pore corals and gorgonian fans. You’ll also get to marvel at the inhabitants of the reef, including colorful reef fish, moray eels, pelagic species and sometimes turtles.

After the dive we’ll return to the dive boat to relax in the sunshine and reflect on an awesome dive! During the break our staff will serve refreshments (tea and coffee, fresh local fruit & cookies).

You’ll then have the opportunity to make another dive, or can choose to try a bit of snorkeling or even relax on the boat and enjoy the sunshine and views.

Finally we’ll make our way back to the dive shop around 17:00.

If they intro dive gets you hooked and you are eager for more, there are several options to continue scuba diving with Simple Life Divers. You can make additional dives under the close supervision of an instructor. Or you can credit the intro dive towards the full PADI Open Water course, and with an additional 2-3 days training can gain your PADI certification.

Discover Scuba Diving Pricing

Theory, shallow water skills and 1 dive: 2,000 baht
Additional dive: +800 baht


2,000 THB


Half Day

Offered by

Simple Life Divers PADI Discover Scuba Diving


+66 77 456 329


Simple Life Divers, 14/11 Moo 1, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, ST, 84360, Thailand

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