Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving

Not a Certified Diver? Never dived before? Afraid Of Fish? Then a Discover Scuba Dive is definitely for you!

If you are interested in Scuba Diving but never dived before, or don’t want to or don’t have the time to do your PADI Open Water certification, than you have the option of doing what is called a Discover Scuba Dive, think of it like a Tandem Parachute jump, without the whole jumping out a perfectly good airplane dilemma.

The way it works is one of our expert diving instructors will be you underwater guide, they will instruct you on basic operation of scuba gear and equipment and what you need to know for a short and shallow scuba dives which they will take you on over the course of the day. Your guide will be right next to you the entire time on your dive, possibly even holding onto and helping to adjust your buoyancy until you get the hang of kicking and moving about on your own. Usually this is a short process, most people take no more than 10 – 15 minutes to get the swing of it and start diving relatively autonomously. So actually it’s very much unlike a tandem parachute jump because in this instance if you prove you can follow some basic diving instructions the guide will happily let you move around underwater by yourself, something you can’t do in tandem sky diving.

Phuket Discover Scuba Diving With Instructor Born

Discover Scuba Diving is your way of finding out if you enjoy diving, there is no point paying for and doing your PADI Open Water course if it turns out you really don’t enjoy scuba diving, there are at least 3 other people in the world that have not enjoyed their time scuba diving, if you want to be the 4th, we don’ mind. But truthfully discover diving or a DSD as it’s commonly referred to is the beginning of a wonderful life changing journey, because once you have dived with Local Dive Thailand, even on a DSD you will spend your days counting down the time till you can get back in the water, we call this the Scuba Divers dilemma, yes occasionally we do have to spend time out of the water!

Dives Days Price
3 1 4,900 THB

Faq’s About Our Discover Scuba Dives

Some things to know or remember about Discover Scuba Diving

  • Are conducted in the ocean in shallow pool like conditions at Racha Noi/Yai.
  • You will be limited to a depth of 12 meters.
  • This is not, and does not count towards any scuba diving certification, it is strictly a try dive.
  • The King Cruiser day trip diving tour is not suitable for Discover Scuba Diving
  • The Phi Phi Island day trip diving tour is not recommended for Discover Scuba Diving
  • Dive times on discovery dives are at the discretion of your guide

Who Should Do A Discover Scuba Dive

  • Non certified divers.
  • Those lacking the time to complete a PADI Open Water diver course.

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