PADI Discover Scuba Diving

When you discover scuba diving, you discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity



Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!


The New Revised PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Instructor in ideal conditions, such as those found at a resort. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an open water dive. To participate in the Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. Dive Today!

Cost: 2,500 Baht

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You can even start the DSD course even before you arrive here on Koh Tao by pre-registering your details on the PADI website so by the time you get here, we will already have your paperwork so you can start your PADI DSD Course right away. If not, we start you once you arrive at the Dive Centre.

You will receive a small booklet That gives you all the information you will need to know for this unique experience and your instructor will also help you understand this even more. Your equipment will be set-up by your instructor so you need not worry about that and then your new adventure begins.

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Discover Scuba Diving Students get comfortable at shallow depths in the Open Water (Max depth 12m)


You will practice the skills detailed in your booklet after your instructor has demonstrated them first and then you will get to see why being 12 meters underwater is like. Loved it? Then you have the option of doing an additional supervised fun dive so you can look around some more.

Upon successfully completing your PADI DSD Course, you will receive some unique benefits: a 90m day trial to the PADI Diving Society where you can receive special offers as well as a 3 month e-book subscription to Sport Diver Magazine.

Want to take the PADI DSD course to the next level of the PADI Open water course and become a certified diver? Excellent! By Completing the DSD course, you will be entitled to module 1 of the PADI Open Water Course by logging into the PADI e-learning site.

The PADI DSD Course, there has never been a better time to start.



Course Schedule

Discover Scuba Diving Students – enjoying their dives and posing for the Underwater Photographer.

7:30 am meet to go on the dive boat where you will be briefed on skills and dive information before going on the dive. Skills include: regulator removal and recover, fully flooding the mask and clear, and alternate air source practice. Then you will go on a dive to a max. of 12m for approximately 40 minutes. As you are on the boat for 2 dives you have the choice to either take another dive to explore or just relax and snorkel the dive site. You are back at the resort by 12.00 noon.

If you would like to have another DSD dive after your initial dive, then the cost is 1,000 Thai Baht. Please note that dive times are subject to change depending on dive site and weather permitting.