Try dive PADI for Beginners!
1 day | Confined water dives | 2 Open Water Dives
Ever wonder what it is like to breathe underwater?
Experience Koh Tao's Amazing Underwater World with the PADI® Discover Scuba Diving Program!
You can try diving without passing through certification courses. Trips are organized with experienced instructors to guide you through your first diving experiences. Our Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) 1-day experience program allows you to enjoy the fantastic underwater world on a fully supervised day packed with adventure and fun.
The DSD program is designed to allow anyone to experience scuba diving for the very first time. It's a great introduction to scuba diving for those who need more time to get certified.
Discover Scuba Diving may be the BEST thing you do on your holiday in Koh Tao! Experience the underwater world without a certification!
Quick and easy introduction to Scuba Diving
Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to exploring the underwater world in Koh Tao in just one day. You will first get used to the diving equipment in our onsite swimming pool. Once you are comfortable underwater, you will discover the beautiful sea ecosystem with two dives around Koh Tao island.
Let's start your underwater journey!
||Medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment
||10 years old or older
||12 m/40 ft maximum
Your comfort, enjoyment, and safety: our priorities
We do our best to make your first experience of Scuba Diving as we would wish as our own first experience.
- All Discover Scuba experiences are conducted with a maximum of 2 students per PADI Instructor.
- In this one-day, laid-back, exciting experience, one of our highly-trained PADI Instructors will guide you and supervise you during two dives at a maximum depth of 12 m.
- Our two boats, Bangson and Royal Scuba, are proper dive boats ; lots of room with downstairs dive decks and large shaded socializing areas with tables and benches. Also, a top deck dedicated to sun lovers.
Coral Grand Divers is fully insured. Whether you book a course or do fun diving, you automatically become insured through us.
During your Discover Scuba Diver course, you'll learn to:
- Go over the scuba gear you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with it
- Find out what it's like to breath underwater
- Learn essential skills that you'll use during every scuba dive
- Have fun swimming around and exploring
Koh Tao Discover Scuba Diver Course package includes:
- Pool session
- 2 open water dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
Discover Scuba Diver Course Schedule*
Our Discover Scuba Diving schedule is flexible, and we can work around your timeframe. Please ask us if you have any special requests.
Orientation, meet your dive instructor and complet the necessary paperwork and medical statement.
Please make sure to bring your completed Medical Form to discuss with your Instructor.
||Short theory session
||Pool intro session in our purpose-built dive pool, where you will master some baic diving skills and enjoy the fellin of diving.
||Time for the real fun and excitement to begin! Boat departure, explore the beautiful waters of Koh Tao with two dives with close care from our scuba diving instructor.
||Be back at Coral Grand Divers in time to enjoy the golden hour
This PADI program offers you a Scuba diving experience of up to 12 meters. Although it does not result in a certification, it can be credited as your first open-water dive toward your PADI Open Water certification.
BE WARNED! It is addictive, and most people that try scuba diving cannot stop and want more.
Make it last with the Movie Souvenir Option!
All our videos are edited in Coral Grand Divers.
When you choose the video option, what we offer you is not just a few underwater shots: it's a real movie in which you will be the star!
Our higly skilled underwater videographer will give you an everlasting memory of your diving experience for an extra 3,000 THB for a maximum of 2 people (1 person: 3,000 THB | 2 people: 3,000 THB). Add 500 THB for each additional person (3 people: 3,500 | 4 people: 4,000THB).
All the videos are edited after the dives. If we don't have time to edit the same day, customers will receive the video by Wetransfer directly to their mailbox the following day.
Customers who want the video option must sign the consent form (IMAGE RIGHTS) because all footage can be used for our communication.
What about next?
You just tried out your first underwater experience through Discover Scuba Diving course and don't want to leave it there: welcome to the divers' community! You want to explore more, spend more time underwater, reconnect with Mother Nature, go deeper up to 18 m depth.
Just try the first scuba certification that allow you to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 m: learn more about our PADI® Open Water Diver Course!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.