5 Reasons Why You Should Try Scuba Diving

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Scuba Diving

If you are living an ordinary life on the ground but feeling like you want to get out of there and be less common, let me introduce you to another world - deep, calm and blue, the underwater world. The world you cannot miss if you come to Koh Tao.


You may wonder where to start and might have questions or concerns like - “How would I do that? I’m not a certified diver.”, “I don’t have that much time to take a full Open Water course.”, “I’m not sure if I will like it, is there an option to just try?” or “I’m not a good swimmer but would love to try diving. Is that possible?”. Well, lucky you! There is a program called “Discover Scuba Diving” (DSD) or “Try Dive” that can help you out. 


The Discovery Scuba Diving allows you to try diving within a day. Many people are interested in Koh Tao diving, and this is how they do it without having to finish the Open Water Course with PADI beforehand. It is an introduction to Scuba Diving in shallow water up to 12 meters underwater. Our professional diving instructors will keep a close eye on you every second. 


Sounds exciting already? Let me gather the five reasons why you should take the DSD course.   


1. Scuba diving is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Try dive at Koh Tao

Scuba Diving is probably on everyone’s life bucket list. You can cross it out of your bucket list easier than you think. It is a chance to take a break from your busy everyday life and introduce yourself to the calmness of the underwater world, experience the weightlessness for the first time, and enjoy observing the splendid undersea beings.


2. It takes one day to discover scuba diving

underwater marine life during a try dive at Koh Tao

Of course, some people have limited days to spend on the island, and the Open Water course will already use up four days of your vacation. Plus, Koh Tao has so many other exciting activities that you cannot miss, like hiking, Thai boxing, or cooking class. That’s why DSD would be your answer. DSD takes one day in order to allow you to know what your heart feels about scuba diving. If it feels like a match for you, you should consider the Open Water course on your next trip. 


3. You need no prior experience to try diving. 

Diving instructor guiding divers during a discovery scuba diving experience

Life may change when you give something a try. That’s why PADI and Coral Grand Divers provide a shot to uncertified divers who have never dived before. Coral Grand Divers will share their unique world under the water with you under the supervision of certified PADI instructors who will make sure your first dives will be fun and safe.


​4. You don’t even have to be a good swimmer. 

In Discover Scuba Diving, being good at swimming is not necessary. The diving equipment will help you breathe, move and control the buoyancy under the water. A dive instructor will assist you, learn to use the diving gears, and do a few skills. Then you’ll be ready to explore the dive sites full of coral reefs and marine life.


5. To get your body & mind checked before Open Water Course. 

Scuba Diving could be a memorable life-changing experience, but sometimes it is just not for everyone. Some people might not be ready for the 4-day Open Water course (which also costs more), and some might find that the underwater world is not a place for them. So, Discover Scuba Diving is the best way to ensure that you are ready for Open Water and know what to expect during the entire course. 


Make your experience in Discover Scuba Diving unforgettable with the highest PADI diving standard provided by Coral Grand Divers, a 5-star PADI Dive Center. If you never try, you’ll never know! Let us lead you to Koh Tao’s deep blue paradise under the water.

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