The PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) one day programme includes 2 dives up to an hour long in very small groups with one of our experienced, friendly and professional dive instructors. The warm, clear waters of the Andaman Sea are the perfect place to discover a whole new world.
First, there's the paperwork to do the day before diving. You'll need to provide us with some basic personal information and answer some questions on your medical history. After that, we'll cover some basic rules and information and confirm the arrangements for dive day.
On the day of diving you start with a briefing from your instructor, followed by a fast boat journey to one of the amazing coral reefs in the Andaman Sea such as Koh Haa Lagoon or Koh Bida Nok for example.
At the beginning of the first dive, you will learn some basic diving skills in shallow water with your instructor, and then you're off exploring the same coral reefs as certified divers. You'll have a dive instructor with you at all times and can dive to a maximum depth of 12m, around 39 feet.
After a delicious lunch on the boat and some time for snorkeling, we move the boat to different coral reef where you'll go on the second dive with your instructor.
If you really loved the Discover Scuba Diving introductory dives then your next step is to get certified with the PADI Open Water Diver course.
We ask that all DSD participants check-in with us at our office at Castaway Beach Resort on Long Beach the day before diving before 5pm to complete the paperwork, diver medical statement, safety briefing, check equipment sizes, etc. This process will normally take around 30 - 40 minutes.
Whilst scuba diving is a very safe activity, it is important to know that you are fit to dive and that you do not have any medical conditions that could increase your risk of an accident underwater.
Download and read the PADI Open Water Diver Course Medical Statement
Download and read the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Medical Statement
Download and read the PADI Bubblemaker Medical Statement
If you answer 'yes' to any of the medical questions, please print the entire form and take to your family doctor who will assess your fitness to dive and issue a medical statement which we must see before you start diving.