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PADI Dive Courses in Koh Lanta

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All PADI courses on offer through Blue Planet Divers are conducted by a fully qualified PADI instructor, who will personally supervise and guide you through the course. Maximum student:instructor ratios of 2:1 are maintained for all courses.

They have two fully equipped classrooms in their main shop in Saladan, and also have access to a swimming pool for training dives. The pool is where you will learn, practice, and refine your skills before heading out to complete the open water segments of the course at either Koh Haa or Koh Bida! The boat departs daily from Saladan at either 7:00am or 8:00am, bound for any one of spectacular dive sites nearby.

The minimum age for PADI certification is 15 – although students enrolled in the junior open water or junior scuba diver courses may be as young as 10 years of age when they begin diving.

Discover Scuba

Price: Free!

Perhaps you have always wanted to try scuba diving, but didn’t want to commit to a course - well, now you CAN try it first, completely FREE!

This is your chance to experience the thrill of breathing underwater, and the session takes place in a swimming pool with a professional PADI Instructor.

It’s a quick 5 minute free introduction, but chances are you’ll want to learn more!!

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Discover Scuba Diving

Price 4,500 Baht

Most people are enchanted by what they see, feel, and experience when they discover scuba diving. If you are willing to give it a go, this course is for you!

Discover Scuba Diving is a one day introduction to diving. Your instructor provides a brief orientation before taking you diving in a confined water area where you learn to use scuba equipment and get familiar with the underwater environment. The next step is an exciting adventure dive on an underwater tour of the reef – an experience that will likely hook you on diving!
It’s an absolutely unforgettable day!! The bonus is that once the DSD experience is complete, the second dive is credited toward the Scuba Diver and/or Open Water courses.

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Scuba Diver

Price 9,900 Baht

The PADI Scuba Diver program is a quick two day pre-entry level certification. It is the right course for you if you really want to learn to dive, but are short on time.

Learn about underwater safety and basic diving principles before taking to the water for two fun-filled dives.

The Scuba Diver certification allows you to dive anywhere around the world, to a maximum depth of 12m, under the supervision of a PADI Professional and is valid for life. You can upgrade the Scuba Diver certification to an Open Water certification at any time, in as little as two days.

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Open Water Diver

Price 14,200 Baht

PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular dive program in the world - and your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure. You’ll learn about scuba fundamentals, equipment and techniques, as well as earning a lifetime certification to dive anywhere, worldwide, to a maximum depth of 18m!!

Learn and practice new skills in the pool, and then head out on the boat to experience your four open water dives under the supervision of a certified PADI Instructor. The entire course lasts 3 to 4 days, depending on the number of participants. The course is performance based, not time based…so you can take your time to get comfortable and have fun! Virtually anyone who is reasonably fit can learn to scuba dive. Participants as young as 10 years may complete the PADI Open Water Diver program and receive a junior credential, which may be upgraded to full certification once they reach 15 years of age.

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Advanced Open Water Diver

Price from 11,500 Baht

Want to take your diving to the next level? With an exciting range of Adventure dives to choose from, this course offers something for everyone. What a great way to combine an existing skill or interest with your diving, or simply to discover a new passion! Whether you have just received your PADI Open Water certification or you’ve already logged hundreds of dives, this course is for you. This two day course requires that you learn about and experience Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation - both exciting and rewarding dives.

Choose three further dives from the following list
to complete your Advanced Open Water training
Wreck Multilevel Peak Performance Buoyancy
Naturalist Photography Search and Recovery
Boat Nitrox Equipment & Compressor Handling

After completing this course, you will be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30m, worldwide.

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Emergency First Response

Price 4,000 Baht

The Emergency First Response program is a one day classroom course, incorporating both theoretical learning and practical, hands-on training under the supervision of a certified Emergency First Response instructor. It is an important prerequisite of the Rescue Diver program, as it teaches you the important first aid and CPR skills you need.

While learning about accident management, you’ll also be shown how to apply the knowledge you acquire in this course to the unique needs of diving. This important and informative course is open to divers and non-divers alike, and will teach you the basics of both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) in the event of an accident and/or emergency. Upon completion, you’ll be a qualified first-responder – your certification will be valid for 2 years – and you will be a more confident diver as a result of your training!

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Rescue Diver

Price 13,900 Baht

The PADI Rescue Diver program is surprisingly fun, but more importantly, it is extremely rewarding.

You will learn about accident prevention and management, practicing your new skills first in a confined water environment, and later applying them in open water, with real people. You’ll also learn important self-rescue techniques.

This 3 day course combines knowledge development and rescue skills so that you feel confident and competent –becoming a more aware and responsible diver.

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This is the first professional level in PADI. Recreational dive theory is studied in further depth, and you will fine tune your diving skills to demonstration level – getting you ready to help introduce new divers to a whole new world!
The Divemaster rating qualifies you to lead groups of certified divers and assist instructors in the teaching process.
Gain the experience you need to work as a PADI professional!!

The PADI Divemaster course consists of three modules:
Knowledge Development, Water Skills and Stamina, and Practical Application. The Schedule will depend on your needs, the Instructor's needs and course requirements.
Length: 3 to 4 weeks


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3, Moo 1, Ban Saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand - Tel/Fax: +66 (0)75 684-165 - www.diving-koh-lanta.com - info@diving-koh-lanta.com

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