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Scuba Diving for Beginners or Non-Certified

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If you’ve never dived before or haven’t got around to getting your license yet, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience gives you the opportunity to go underwater under the direct guidance of a PADI professional.

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is great for beginners, giving you a taster of one of the most exciting water sports around. There are several options to suit your time, budget and comfort level:

2 Dives in Koh Tao by Speed Boat (5 Star)

If you have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, Koh Samui really is the best place to take up your new hobby. The 5 star PADI Discover Scuba Diving course gets you on your way with an great introduction to diving in intimate learning conditions.

This 1 day tour will let you experience the basic diving skills you need to feel confident in the water, whilst enjoying yourself in the underwater natural beauty Koh Tao is renown for. And after you've completed it, Discover Scuba Diving can open up a whole host of possibilities - your dive even counts toward the full Open Water Diver accreditation that once passed will mean you can dive with other qualified divers anywhere in the world!

This 5 Star PADI Discover Scuba Diving course to Koh Tao takes you by speed boat to the best diving locations in the Gulf of Thailand. You can expect the best state-of-the-art equipment giving you the chance to use a dive computer to further enhance you experience, a vastly experienced instructor and the service deserve.

The knowledgeable and experienced instructors are with you every step of the way, helping you get used to the pressure of the water and teaching you how to use the equipment. This 5 Star PADI Discover Scuba Diving course makes learning easy. The groups are much smaller than the standard courses and you normally have 3 people to 1 instructor.

Diving tours operate 7 days a week

06:45-08:00 Transfer from your hotel to the pier. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast and be guided through your introduction to scuba diving by your PADI instructor.
08:00-09:30 Transfer by speed boat to Koh Tao.
09:30-11:30 Dive 1
11:30-12:30 Enjoy the tasty Thai style buffet at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.
12:30-14:30 Dive 2
14:30-16:00 Transfer by speed boat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.

2 Dives in Koh Tao by Speed Boat

Go diving in Koh Tao up to 12 meters deep and see amazing underwater sights on this fully insured and licensed PADI tour.

This 1 day experience to Koh Tao by speed boat will introduce you to the essential skills required to scuba dive and will give you a better understanding of what diving is all about. If you are looking for something that can give you confidence and knowledge to progress on to the full Open Water Diver course, this is a great starting point.

2 dives are perfect to get to grips with basic diving skills, and by speed boat you can visit quieter, less busy and stress free dive locations.

Diving tours operate 7 days a week

06:45-08:30 Transfer from your hotel to the pier. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast and be guided through your introduction to scuba diving by your PADI instructor.
08:30-10:00 Transfer by speed boat to Koh Nang Yuan.
10:00-12:00 Dive 1
12:00-13:15 Enjoy the tasty Thai style buffet at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.
13:15-14:45 Dive 2
14:45-16:15 Transfer by speed boat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.

Pick up times in Koh Samui

06:45-07:00 Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi
07:00-07:15 Lamai, Nathon, Butterfly Garden
07:20-07:40 Chaweng, Baan Tai
07:40-08:00 Maenam, Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bangrak

1 Dive + Snorkeling in Koh Tao by Speed Boat

Our diving and snorkeling combo tour is amazingly popular among couples, families and groups, where some want to give diving a go and others are more interested in exploring the islands - with this tour you get the best of both worlds!

It's also great if you're not sure you'll like diving, or don't want to do something separate from your party the whole day. Whatever the reason, we find the 1 dive tour gives you the flexibility to try something new and spend time on tour.

As snorkelers and divers go to Koh Tao on the same boat, its easy for everyone to have a fantastic day out together.

Diving tours operate 7 days a week

06:45-08:30 Transfer from your hotel to the pier. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast and be guided through your introduction to scuba diving by your PADI instructor.
08:30-10:00 Transfer by speed boat to Koh Nang Yuan.
10:00-12:00 Dive 1 or snorkeling
12:00-13:15 Enjoy the tasty Thai style buffet at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.
13:15-14:45 Dive 1 or snorkeling
14:45-16:15 Transfer by speed boat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.

Pick up times in Koh Samui

06:45-07:00 Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi
07:00-07:15 Lamai, Nathon, Butterfly Garden
07:20-07:40 Chaweng, Baan Tai
07:40-08:00 Maenam, Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bangrak

2 Local Dives in Koh Samui

There's some great things to see around Koh Samui and its perfect when you don't want to spend the whole day out on tour.

Typically 2 local dives will take only half a day, its much cheaper and as most choose the popular Koh Tao tour, you'll likely end up with your own personal instructor!

Do check with us before booking though, as the water visibility around Koh Samui can be less than in Koh Tao at certain times of the year.

1 Local Dive in Koh Samui

Just like 2 local dives, 1 local dive in Koh Samui will mean cheaper, more personal diving. And it'll only take a couple of hours, giving you the rest of the day to do other things.

Do check with us about the visibility at local sites before booking, it can change considerably over the course of the year or due to different weather.

Swimming Pool Session

Learning to dive in a swimming pool is how the pro's learn to dive. A calm shallow environment with perfect visibility enables you to practise and master scuba diving skills in comfort.

It's also great if you're not comfortable with jumping into the ocean just yet; it gives you a taster of what it's like in a safe and controlled environment.

Each experience begins with our friendly and experienced instructors explaining what will happen on the day; how you’ll get in the water, what the changes in pressure feel like and how to work your equipment. Don’t worry, they’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your safety and there’s absolutely no pressure to go under the water if you don’t feel comfortable – it’s all at a pace you’re happy with.

The Discover Scuba Diving experience begins with a little theory. You’ll learn how to equalise, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, what to do if a little bit of water gets inside your mask and a few other basic skills.

Now it’s time to get into the water! Once the theory section of the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is complete, your group will put everything you’ve learnt into practice. The experience instructors know the very best places to go.

You will dive down to a maximum of 12 meters, swimming with tropical fish like angelfish, butterfly fish and parrot fish, you may even see a stingray or turtle! You’ll also get up close to both soft and hard coral. The dives can last up to 45 minutes but if you ever need a break just signal to the instructor and you can come back to the surface to relax.

The beautifully clear and warm waters that surround Thailand and the islands make this the best place to earn your scuba diving stripes. Swim with colourful tropical fish and explore an underwater world with the Koh Samui PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience.

Scuba diving in Thailand is popular for many reasons – great weather, clear water, beautiful marine life and it’s cheaper compared to the rest of the world. So don’t miss out and book ahead for with Samuipedia for an unforgettable day.

If you have a bit more time on your hands and want to learn how to dive properly to get certified to dive with a friend, we very much recommend the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course which takes 3-4 days.

Speed boat and slow boat tours are available; these are some of differences between them:

Speed boat Much faster journey time, so much shorter day
Their speed means they can visit dive sites further away
Speed boats are smaller vessels, so they can moor up closer to dive sites and visit some dive sites larger boats can’t
Bit more exciting than a slow boat!
Slow boat Slow boats are big boats, which have more space to move around and they’re more stable in the water. They also typically have more divers on board making for a good atmosphere where everyone has 1 thing in common.
Big boats tend to use less gasoline, so the tour prices are typically cheaper.
Generally as there’s more space, tea, coffee and snacks are provided and there are better facilities onboard such as a wash tank, shower & proper sized toilet.


Dive Sites Around Koh Samui



What's Included in Beginner Scuba Diving?


  • Hotel transfers
  • English, German, French, Italian or Russian speaking PADI Instructor – no more than 4 students to 1 instructor
  • A full set of scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins & snorkel)
  • A light breakfast of tea & coffee, toast and jam*
  • Buffet style Thai lunch consisting of rice, 3 tasty Thai dishes, fresh fruit and water*
  • Accident insurance

* speed boat tours only


What You Should Bring Scuba Diving


  • Sun protection
  • Swimming clothes
  • Towel
  • Your booking voucher
  • Waterproof camera


Warning: Please do not consume alcohol within the 24hr period before scuba diving.


Info: You can rent an underwater digital camera for you or your instructor to take photos of your underwater experience and put them on a DVD for you.


Warning: Flying after diving - if you do a single dive, you must wait 12hrs after diving before flying. If you do 2 dives, you must wait 18hrs before flying. Our schedule is such that you can fly after 8:30am the following day after 2 dives.


Top tip: snorkelers and divers can go on tour together on the same speed boat.


Info: If you have a known medical condition, please seek medical advice and obtain a doctors certificate stating that you are fit for diving before your dive tour. If you have not managed to get one at home, we recommend Thai International Hospital opposite Tesco Lotus in Chaweng, Koh Samui. To be seen & assessed by the diving doctor there, it costs around 800 Baht.


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