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Diving & Snorkeling Tours


Diving & Snorkeling Menu Taking a boat trip South from Ao Nang in Krabi brings you to some of the most spectacular scenery in South East Asia. With an enormous variety of sites available for both snorkeling and diving, Aqua Vision alternates trips daily between the many sites at the Phi Phi Islands, Shark Point Marine Sanctuary, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha and the local Islands of Ao Phra Nang bay.

Local Islands

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

A 15-minute ride aboard a luxurious speedboat takes you to the stunning limestone islands in the Ao Nang bay area. Surrounded by shallow water coral reef, and with visibility around 10-15 meters you can see a huge variety of tropical fish and explore the many swim throughs and under water caverns. •

Speed Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

12:00pm

Day Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

14:00pm

Phi Phi Islands

Novice - Intermediate - Advanced

South of Ao Nang are the twin islands of Phi Phi Ley and Phi Phi Don with stunning sites suitable for every level of diver and snorkeler - shallow sheltered bays, soft coral walls and deep reef dives. Living in and around the colorful array of coral gardens, stag horn coral fields and huge sea fans you will find a every type of sea life – masses of schooling fish, turtles grazing on beautiful anemones and on the sandy bottom reclusive leopard sharks can be found resting. Some of our favorite sites are “the Bidas” – Bida Nok, Bida Nai and Hin Bida three sites teeming with sea life and within a short 45 minutes reach by speedboat – world class diving in a half day direct from your hotel. For novice divers and snorkelers the Phi Phi area is an ideal destination, with superb shallow water coral bays and beaches. Aqua Vision offer a twice weekly Phi Phi excursion, snorkeling and diving at some of the most beautiful bays and visiting the Islands small town for a little souvenir hunting. A perfect trip for your first scuba experience, snorkeling or a family day out. •

Speed Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

14:00pm

Speed Boat

3 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

15:30pm

Day Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

17:00pm


Shark Point Marine Sanctuary

Intermediate - Advanced

Situated between Phuket and Krabi are the three popular dive sites of Shark Point, Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser Wreck all within a one kilometer radius of each other. Aqua Vision dives all three of these sites in one weekly "Super Day", as well as running a two dive trip to Shark Point and Anemone Reef. Until its sinking in early 1997, the 87m long King Cruiser operated between Phuket and Phi Phi. The ship met its fate after striking Anemone Reef and tearing a gaping hole hole in its hull, and now rests perfectly upright on the sand at 30 meters depth. The wreck is home to a huge variety of fish and marine life, especially schooling juvenile barracuda, sweet lips and trevallies. Both Shark Point and Anemone Reef are pinnacle like rock formations with beautiful tropical reef fish school in large numbers. Colourful soft corals and anemones cover the rocks like a living carpet. •

Speed Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

13:30pm

Speed Boat

3 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

15:00pm

Day Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Depart 08:00am

Return -

17:00pm

Ko Ha Islands & Caverns

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

This group of stunning and remote islands is situated about a one and a half hour boat trip from Aqua Visions Dive Center and is one of our personal favourite destinations due to its outstanding natural beauty and (nearly) alwaysfavourable conditions. Depths range here from 3 to 34 meters with an abundance of marine life attracted by the Islands Swiss cheese like labyrinth of small caves and caverns. Our personal favourite is a cathedral like cave with two entrances at 5 and 16 meter depths. The ceiling of this cave stretches 30 meters above the surface, and light filtering in through the clear blue water creates a magical neon lit atmosphere whilst inside. The surface is accessible at any time so even less experienced diver can enter this site. Not to be missed. •

Speed Boat

1 or 2 Dives -

Day Boat

Not Available

Depart 08:00am

Return -

16:00pm


Manta & Whale Shark Safari

Advanced

Hin Daeng (Red Rock) Without doubt one of Thailand's best dive sites. Located southwest of the Phi Phi Islands it is out of range for the big dive boats, and is visited exclusively from Ao Nang beach by our Fly bridge Speedboat. Only the extreme tip of this huge pinnacle protrudes above the surface. It has only been in the last few years that divers have begun visiting this area drawn to its remote location by the almost constant presence of majestic Whale Sharks and Manta Rays, as well as large schools of other species of fish and sharks. The Southern side of the pinnacle drops off almost straight down to a depth of over 60 meters making it the deepest wall dive in Thailand. This unusual rock although teeming with smaller sea life, a sparse coating of soft corals and a few sea fans seems almost barren when compared with the rest of the site, but is a good place to hang out for Whale Sharks and Manta sightings. The Eastern side gently slopes off along two long narrow ridges until they disappear into unreachable depths. By descending along the wall to a depth of 30 meters, you are likely to encounter huge schools of Trevallies, Jacks and Tuna sometimes so thick they appear as a solid wall of silver. Large Barracudas sweep past the ridge as they stalk the feeding Needlefish and Long Toms. The sheer amount of marine life you find here makes the long journey worth every minute.

Hin Muang, (Purple Rock) This totally submerged underwater pinnacle is located just a few hundred meters north of Hin Daeng. The rock is so completely covered with lush purple soft corals that it actually seems to glow, and it attracts the most incredible amount of marine life you will find anywhere. Compared with the relatively barren rocks of Hin Daeng it is as if you are swimming in an entirely different ocean and not just a short distance away. The limestone pinnacle stretches for more than 200 meters in length and in some places is less than 20 meters in width. The almost vertical walls are carpeted with anemones and colorful sea fans and the numerous little caves, ledges, and rocky outcroppings provide shelter for virtually every underwater creature found in Southeast Asia, and seems to be a magnet for every Manta Ray in the region, with Mantas regularly in groups of 5 or more hanging out here for days. •

Speed Boat

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Day Boat

Not Available

Depart 08:00am

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17:00pm


Scuba Diving Courses & Try-A-Dives

Learning to dive is quick, easy and fun! Sign up today and join an amazing dive and snorkeling expedition with the friendly and professional team from Krabis Number One Dive Center.


PADI Scuba Courses And Experience Programs Bubble Maker

Underwater Navigator Peak Performance Buoyancy

Discover Scuba Diving

Multilevel Diver Enriched Air Diver

PADI Scuba Diver

Boat Diver Underwater Naturalist

Open Water Diver

Discover Nitrox

Adventure Diver

Deep Diver Wreck Diver

Rebreather Diver Search & Recovery

Advanced Diver

Cavern Diver

Emergency First Response

Master Scuba Diver

Rescue Diver

Go Pro!

Go Pro!


Begin the Adventure.. If you always wanted to learn to scuba dive, Now is the time! Take a PADI Open Water Diver Course, the worlds most widely recognized and respected diving certification, and within a few days from now, you will be exploring the amazing under water world of the Andaman Sea. If you're not sure if a full-blown course is for you, then you can “Try-A-Dive” by taking part in one of Aqua Visions one day PADI Discover Scuba Diving Programs, and experience what you're missing. Kids are welcome too, So feel free to book a diving and snorkelling adventure the whole family can enjoy.

Continue the Adventure.. If you've already been bitten by the diving bug, continuing the learning adventure is one of the best moves you can make. The PADI Adventures in Diving, PADI Speciality Diver and PADI Rescue Diver programs have will improve both your dive skills and the enjoyment you get out of diving. By going beyond Open Water Diver, you can:

Learn additional skills such as photography, wreck, cave or deep diving.

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Be more confident in and around the water.

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Better understand the aquatic world.

Look and feel like a pro diver when you're out on the boat! Dive at sites beyond the level and depth range of less experienced divers!

Choose a course from the list below and after you've decided on your next adventure ask for details when you visit any Aqua Vision Dive Center to make it a reality.

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Adventure Diver – Learn some new skills.. Advanced Diver – Dive Deeper, longer and better.. Rescue Diver – The level all serious divers should be at.. Master Scuba Diver – Attain the highest non professional diver status.. Divemaster – Go Pro and earn money from your dive skills..

..Have Fun & Happy Diving!


Scuba Diving for Kids.. Bubblemaker.. Pool Diving: 8-10 Years Kids - bring your parents diving! For young adventurers, we offer a daily Bubblemaker program, the perfect introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater in the safety and comfort of the Sheraton Pool. If you're eight or nine years old, now is your chance to take the plunge with a PADI Instructor and go pool diving. Watch a short video, listen to a short dive briefing and then head into the pool and forget about bubble gum - try blowing bubbles the Scuba way! Ask at the Sheraton Dive Center for more information about how you can get involved.

Discover Scuba Diving.. Pool Diving: 10 to 11 Years Ocean Diving: 12 Years to Adult! The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving with a PADI Scuba Instructor. During your adventure, you and your family will master some basic concepts and scuba skills that will start you on the path to experiencing all the wonder that the oceans hold. As well as being a lot of fun, the Discover Scuba programs are a great way to get a head start on your PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver License. That's because the skills you do during your adventure can be used as part of these courses! All you have to do is fill out a form which documents your achievement, and bring it to any PADI Dive Center to continue where you left off. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself and your family diving today. What do I need to start? ✔

Minimum Age: 8 years old

A completed PADI Bubblemaker program statement

Age 10 and older? You are ready for the PADI Junior Scuba Diver or Junior Open Water Diver course.

What it takes: ✔

The desire to have a lot of fun

Listening carefully to and learning from the instructor who's going to lead you on your adventure.

..Don't Forget To Bring The Family Along Too!


Try-A-Dive Today! Dive Without Taking A Dive Course? The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program (DSD) lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in safe and simple dive conditions, with no need to sit in the classroom or learn skills in the pool. So if you're not here long enough to take a full dive course, or you always wanted to try scuba, the Try-A-Dive is for you! During your adventure, you'll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and then be able to see at first hand the stunning underwater life that Krabi has to offer when you head off for your open water adventure. What do I need to start? ✔

Minimum age: From 10 years in the Pool

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Minimum Age: From 12 Years in the Ocean What will I do? After a brief introduction to the principles of scuba diving with your personal instructor, you head off into shallow water to try out a few simple safety skills, then it's off for the first of two 1 hour Scuba Dives! No classroom work, no exams, no physical tests, pure and simple fun. Only a diver knows the feeling!

How long will it take? Dive today! Whether you watch the short PADI Discover Scuba video, or are briefed with the Discover Scuba Diving Flip Chart, you'll enter the water and be ready for your scuba adventure with little fuss. Where can I go from here? As soon as you Discover Scuba Diving, you're on your way to an internationally recognized certification. The skills you learn during your Discover Scuba Diving adventure can be used in a PADI Diver course. If you and your instructor decide to practice these skills, they can be credited toward the PADI Scuba or Open Water Dive courses. Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


PADI Open Water Diver Course! The worlds most popular scuba diving course!

The Open Water Dive course is your ticket to a lifetime of diving with PADI & Aqua Vision.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive at any time, anywhere without professional supervision. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, you can credit these courses towards the open water program. What do I need to start? Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available. What will I do? During the course, you learn the fundamentals of diving, including dive equipment and skills. You earn the license after taking five short pool dives and theory sessions and by making four open water dives in the beautiful Andaman Sea. How long will it take? PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills which allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Everything you need is provided –PADI Open Water Manual, dive tables, Log Book and we'll even lend you a DVD so you can watch the course videos in the comfort of your own room at our in house dive centres and Partner resorts.

Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


Discover Nitrox Now you can “Try It While You Dive It” with PADI’s Dive Today philosophy and Aqua Visions Discover Enriched Air Nitrox program: •

Stay underwater longer..

Get back into the water sooner..

Do more dives in a single day..

Credit the experience towards the PADI Nitrox Course.

How much more time can I be underwater? If you dive to15 meters/50 feet on air, you can gain up to 95 additional minutes of no decompression time by diving on enriched air rather than on air. How deep can I go? Dive Today or Discover Enriched Air Nitrox allows you to dive to 30 meters/100 feet using EANx32 within the no decompression limits of the Dive Planner, depending upon your certification. Your dives will be under the indirect supervision of a PADI professional who is enriched air certified. What do I need to start? For Discover Enriched Air Nitrox you must be at least 15 years of age and be at least a PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization). You may also qualify if you are currently enrolled in a PADI Open Water Diver course. What will I do? You’ll learn the procedures and preparation necessary to safely dive using enriched air. What will I need? You'll need your PADI Enriched Air Specialty Diver manual, provided as part of the course by Aqua Vision. Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thaiand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives! Contact us for more information.

Discover Enriched Air Nitrox will keep you where you want to be… Underwater!


PADI Enriched Air Diver.. Why PADI Enriched Air Diver? Maximize your time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to:

Stay underwater longer

Get back into the water sooner

Get your certification while simultaneously completing dives for other PADI courses

Plus, if you’re doing a lot of dives either on a liveaboard or diving holiday, you can start off on air for the deeper dives and progress onto higher levels of Nitrox throughout the day - giving you an extra large margin of safety and probably making you feel less tired at the end of the day. How much more time can I be underwater? A dive to 15 metres/50 feet on air, gives you no decompression limit of 80 minutes. On EANx36 you get 220 minutes - An increase of 140 minutes! It’s perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to dive longer. What do I need to start? All you need is your open water diver certification. (You must be 15 years of age or older). What will I do? You will learn preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving in a short mini workshop, and then complete your license by doing two Nitrox dives on any one of our regular dive trip. What will I need? Everything you need is provided as part of the course by Aqua Vision! - PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak, Nitrox 32% Table, Nitrox 36% Table and an Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table. Where can I go from here? You can apply this course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification. You also need the PADI Enriched Diver certification if you intend to move into technical diving. Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thaiand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives! Contact us for more information.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course keeps you where you want to be…Underwater.


PADI Advanced Diver.. Dive Deeper, Dive Longer, Dive Better... Go Advanced! The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. Take 3 Dives to get a PADI Adventure Diver certification, and 5 dives including Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation to become and Advanced Diver. Why Advanced Open Water Diver? After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, look more professional to other divers, feel more comfortable in the water and enjoy diving more because you better understand the skills and environment. What do I need to start? • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent from another organization) • Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver) What will I do? This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following: • • • • •

Boat Diver Multilevel Diver Peak Performance Buoyancy Search and Recovery Diver Underwater Naturalist

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Underwater Videographer Underwater Photographer AWARE Fish Identification Wreck Diver

How long will it take? No classroom work, no videos to watch, no exams to take, just complete a short knowledge review before each dive then into the water, so finish in only 2 days. What will I need? Everything you need is provided as part of the course – a PADI Advanced Diver Manual, dive slate, and Log Book if needed. Where can I go from here? PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enrol in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Speciality courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course. PADI Adventure Dives also credit towards corresponding PADI Speciality Diver certifications. Ask at any Aqua Vision Dive Center for more information on the PADI Adventures In Diving program.

Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


PADI Deep Diver Why PADI Deep Diver? The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime - going deep to see thing others can only dream about. You will also expand the range of dive sites available to you to far beyond those available as an Open Water or Advanced Diver. This course is also pretty much essential if you are planning on doing much Wreck Diving! What do I need to start? • •

PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another diving organization) Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do? •

You'll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. You'll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 metres / 60 - 130 feet.

How long will it take? • •

Recommended Course Hours: 24 Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What will I need? •

Deep-Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert

Where can I go from here? You can count the Deep Adventure Dive from your Adventures In Diving program as the first dive of the Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


Peak Performance Buoyancy Course. Why Peak Performance Buoyancy? First of all because buoyancy control underwater is the ultimate skill in terms of being relaxed underwater, but also because you want to look natural underwater and you want to save air and dive longer. This course extends the skills you learned as an Open Water diver and if you have any buoyancy issues at all - this course will finetune your buoyancy and get you diving like a pro. What do I need to start? • •

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do? During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you'll use PADI's Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you'll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization. How long will it take? • •

Recommended Course Hours: five Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need? •

Peak Performance Buoyancy learning materials

Where can I go from here? Your Adventures In Diving Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive may count towards your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification. If you want to make sure your buoyancy performs at its peak, drop by your nearest Aqua Vision Dive Center for more information on this and all our other Adventure Dives. Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


Emergency First Response Why Emergency First Response? Emergency First Response gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you're a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response prepares you to properly handle potentially lifethreatening situations. The EFR course also satisfies the medical training requirement necessary to take the PADI Rescue Diver Course. What do I need to start? • •

No dive certification required No minimum age limit

What will I do? This comprehensive program is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response - Primary Care and Emergency First Response - Secondary Care. Together, these courses proved extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing optional (yet recommended) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen sections. How long will it take? •

Depending on the amount of home study, the Primary and Secondary courses maybe completed in as little as four hours.

What will I need? •

Participant Pack, which includes manual, binder and first aid pack.

Where can I go from here? This course satisfies your PADI Rescue Diver CPR prerequisite. Visit your nearest Aqua Vision Dive Center today to find out more about the Emergency First Response and PADI Rescue Diver program. Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


PADI Rescue Diver Why PADI Rescue Diver? Being a Rescue Diver takes you to a whole new level of confidence and capability and this is definitely one of the most intensely satisfying courses you’ll ever do. The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. What do I need to start? • • •

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver) Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months

What will I do? Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover: • • • • • •

Self-rescue and diver stress Dive first aid Emergency management and equipment Swimming and non-swimming assists Panicked diver response Underwater problems

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Missing diver procedures Surfacing the unconscious diver In-water artificial respiration Egress (exits) First aid procedures for pressure related accidents Dive accident scenarios

How long will it take? • •

Recommended Course Hours: 25 Minimum Training: five sessions over two days

What will I need? • •

PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak PADI Rescue Diver video

Learn On Line With PADI eLearning! This course can be started in the comfort of your own home! Take all of the theory sessions online before you leave home, and when you come to Thailand you will only need to take part in the training and certification dives to become certified! Contact us for more information.


Divemaster Course - Go Pro! Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with your Aqua Vision Dive Center PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. What can PADI Divemasters do? • • • • • • • • •

Work at dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations Assist PADI Instructors with students on all dive courses. Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours. Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers. Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs Teach PADI Discover Scuba Diving programs. Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What do I need to start? • • • •

PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization. Medical clearance signed by a physician 20 logged dives 18 years old

What will I do? • • • •

Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities An internship or series of practical training exercises

How long will it take? •

Two weeks - three months

What materials are needed? • • • • •

Divemaster Video Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving Diving Knowledge Workbook PADI Instructor Manual Log Book


Frequently Asked Questions About Diving. Is learning to dive difficult? No, it's probably easier than you imagine -- especially if you're already comfortable in the water. PADI's entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill. How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver? PADI courses are performance based, which means that you get your certification by demonstrating that you've mastered the required skills and knowledge. Because some learn faster than others, course duration varies. For example, the PADI Open Water Diver course can be split into five or six sessions over as little as three days to a much as six weeks. How old do I have to be to become a certified diver? You must be at least ten years old to receive a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. Ten and 11 year old Junior Open Water Divers must dive with a certified parent, guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. 12 to 14 year olds must dive with a certified adult. At age 15, the Junior certification upgrades to a regular Open Water Diver certification. Are there any special qualifications or considerations to participate in a scuba class? No. Generally speaking, anyone in good average health and at least 10 years old can participate. You will, however, complete a medical questionnaire. If anything on the questionnaire indicates a reason to be cautious about diving, you'll need check with a physician to make sure you can dive. Do I have to be a good swimmer to be a PADI Open Water Diver? No. You need to be reasonably proficient and comfortable in the water. You must swim 200 metres/200 yards nonstop, without a time or specific stroke requirement or a 300 metre/yard swim with mask, fins and snorkel. You'll also do a 10 minute tread/float Is scuba diving expensive? No. Like any hobby or recreation, you can invest however much you want, depending upon your interest level. Because most dive centers and resorts rent equipment, you can invest in equipment over time, renting what you don't have. There's probably good diving not far from where you live, so travel costs can be flexible enough to accommodate even the tightest budget. Most people find the costs of scuba diving similar to the cost associated with snow skiing or mountain biking.


What equipment do I need before I take scuba lessons? It's best to check with your instructor ahead of time to see what equipment is provided in your scuba course. Generally speaking, you'll want to own a mask, snorkel and fins. Any Aqua Vision Dive Center can help you select quality equipment that fits properly. Most scuba equipment is very durable, so you won't have to replace it often. What's in a scuba tank? Oxygen? Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. The air in a scuba tank is like the air you're breathing but is also filtered to remove impurities. How long does a tank of air last? Since people breathe at different rates and as you go deeper you consume air faster, there isn't any one answer. Because of this, divers carry a gauge that lets them know how much air is in the tank. However, divers in calm, warm water from 5-10 metres/15-30 feet can spend about one hour underwater with an average tank. My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won't they hurt when I dive? Your ears hurt because of the water pressure on your eardrum. In your scuba course, you'll learn simple techniques to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land in an airplane. In the movies and on TV, divers are always running into sharks or eels. Should I be concerned about marine animals? Most aquatic animals are passive or timid. A few do bite or sting, but you can avoid them by not touching them. Divers aren't prey for sharks and therefore shark attacks are rare. Is diving dangerous? No, but there are potential hazards, which is why you need proper training certification. I need vision correction. Is that a problem? No. Wearing soft contact lenses shouldn't be a problem while you dive. However, if you wear hard contacts, you'll want to dive with gas permeable lenses. See your eye doctor for more information. Another option is to have prescription lenses put into your mask. See a PADI Professional about this service. If I have been diving, how long should I wait before flying? The dive medical community offers the following recommendations for flying after diving, whether you’re using the RDP, another table or a dive computer: For Dives within the No-Decompression Limits • •

Single Dives - A minimum preflight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. Repetitive Dives and/or Multiday Dives - A minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.


Scuba diving sounds great, but can I try it without signing up for a course? Absolutely. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience allows you to make a shallow scuba dive supervised by a PADI Professional after a short pool session. This usually takes a few hours. Or, you can try the PADI Discover Scuba experience that lets you try scuba in a swimming pool. What is PADI? PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the largest scuba certification organization in the world. PADI develops scuba programs and diver training products, monitors scuba training conducted by more than 100,000 PADI Professionals worldwide, maintains diver certification records and issues your diver certification credentials. In addition, PADI maintains various support services for PADI Dive Centers and Resorts. Since its inception in 1966 PADI has grown to have members in more than 175 countries and territories and international service offices in nine countries. Approximately seven out of ten North American divers are certified by PADI, and approximately 55 percent of all divers worldwide are certified by PADI. What is Project AWARE Foundation? Project AWARE Foundation, established in 1992, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization committed to the conservation and preservation of the aquatic environment and its resources. Project AWARE programs included beach cleanups, environmental presentations, research, campaigns and other efforts to help preserve and protect the underwater world. I'm already a diver but I've lost my certification card. Can I get a new one? To replace a lost card you can go to any Aqua Vision Dive Center or you can go to the replacement card area at padi.com. It takes about two weeks to replace a certification card so if you are diving sooner than that, have the PADI Dive Center or Resort you're diving with call PADI. PADI will transmit your certification information. If you were certified after 1984 in PADI Asia Pacific, PADI Americas, PADI Canada, PADI International Limited or PADI Europe territory, PADI Dive Centers or Resorts can usually verify your certification through the computerized Dive-Chek system at any time. I'm a certified diver through another organization. How do I become a PADI diver? Start by visiting an Aqua Vision and present your certification card. After an assessment of dive skills and knowledge, a PADI Instructor will guide you to the appropriate course. Here are some general course prerequisites: • • •

PADI Adventures in Diving program and most PADI Specialty courses - An entry level scuba certification and documentation of at least four open water scuba training dives as part of the certification course completed. PADI Rescue Diver course - Certification beyond entry level and documentation of at least 20 open water scuba dives demonstrating experience in deep diving and navigation. PADI Divemaster course - Certification from a recognized training agency specific to scuba rescue and documentation of at least 20 logged open water scuba dives demonstrating experience in deep diving and navigation. Additionally, you'll you need a CPR and first aid certification within the past 24 months and need to be at least 18 years of age.


Diving And Snorkeling Rates Code

Validity 30th Sept. '11 - 31st May '12

PADI DIVING COURSES / TUITION CHARGES

DSD

Discover Scuba Diving

4'900

Baht

REFR

Scuba Tune Up / Refresher

4'900

Baht

SD

Scuba Diver

10’900

Baht

OWD

Open Water Diver

14’900

Baht

REF2

Referral 2 days

10’900

Baht

REF1

Referral 1 day / Diving Tuition Charge (per day)

6’900

Baht

ADVN

Adventure Diver

9’900

Baht

AOWD

Advanced Open Water Diver

11’900

Baht

AD+NX

Advanced + Nitrox Course (5 Dives)

16'900

Baht

RD

Rescue Diver Course

14'900

Baht

RD+EF

Rescue Diver Course + EFR

17'400

Baht

Code

DIVING / SNORKEL TOURS – LONGTAIL BOAT

LONG

Local Islands - 2 Dives (Minimum 3 Divers)

2’900

Baht

LONGS

Snorkeler / Non Diver

1'500

Baht

Code

DIVING / SNORKEL TOURS (Speedboat or Day Boat )

LOC

Local Islands - 2 Dives

2'700

Baht

PP2

Phi Phi Islands - 2 Dives

3’400

Baht

SDAY

Shark Point / King Cruiser / Anemone Reef - 3 Dives

4’200

Baht

EXTD

Charge for Extra Dive - All Trips

800

Baht

SNAD

Snorkeler / Non Diver (All sites)

1’700

Baht

SNCH

Child Non-Snorkeling (Age 4-12 Years)

850

Baht

SNIN

Infant (Under 4 Years)

Code

F.O.C.

DIVING / SNORKEL TOURS – SPEED BOAT ONly

KHYD

Koh Ha Yai - 2 Dives

4'900

Baht

HDHM

Hin Daeng - 2 Dives

5'900

Baht

KHSN

Koh Ha Yai - Snorkeler

2'500

Baht

HDSN

Hin Daeng- Snorkeler

2'500

Baht

Code

EQUIPMENT RENTAL FEES – PER DAY

ABCSN

Mask / Snorkel / Fins (For Non Divers)

F.O.C.

ABC

Mask / Snorkel / Weights / Tanks (For Divers)

F.O.C.

EQFS

Full Set Scuba Gear

700

Baht

FINS

Fins

200

Baht

BCD

BCD

200

Baht

REG

Regulator

200

Baht

WET

Wetsuit (3 mm shortly)

200

Baht


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