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PADI Courses
Discover Scuba Diving 2,000 Baht
Scuba Diver 7,000 Baht
Open Water Silver 9,800 Baht
Open Water Gold 10,800 Baht
Advanced Open Water Silver 8,500 Baht
Advanced Open Water Gold 9,800 Baht
Emergency First Response 3,500 Baht
Rescue Diver Silver 9,500 Baht
Rescue Diver Gold 10,000 Baht
Photography 4,500 Baht
Enriched Air Nitrox 6,500 Baht
Navigation 6,000 Baht
Deep Diver 7,600 Baht
Deep & Nitrox Package 12,100 Baht
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Dive Master 25,000 Baht
Assistant Instructor US$ 385
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We have courses and programs starting everyday.  Our instructors can teach in a number of languages, so let us know your language preference and we will try to accommodate you.  If for any reason you are unable to complete a course, you can stop and pay only for the portions you completed.  You will also receive a referral for the parts you completed so that you may finish your training with another PADI instructor within a one year period.  For more detailed information about courses and programs contact us or click on the links to the PADI website.

The Bubble Maker program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater for kids as young as 8 years old. On this half day program, children will learn the basic signals and rules used in scuba diving and try out SCUBA at a maximum depth of 2 meters. 1,200 baht

Kids as young as 10 years of age can participate in most PADI scuba diving courses.  10 – 11 year olds will be limited to a maximum depth of 12 meters.  After certification, 10 – 11 year olds may only dive with a parent, guardian or PADI professional.  12 – 14 year olds will be limited to a maximum depth of 21 meters.  After certification, 12 – 14 year olds may dive with a certified buddy of legal age.  At the ages of 15, junior divers will be upgraded to the adult level.  Contact us for further details. 

Not sure if you'll like diving? Then try out the Discover Scuba Diving program. On this 1 day trial course you’ll learn some basic rules, safety precautions, and signs used in scuba diving. Then we'll have you in the water that very afternoon playing with the fish and sting rays! If you like it and want to continue on with the open water course, then you can simply continue on as the Discover Scuba Diving is actually the first day of the open water course.
3,000 baht

Due to a change in PADI standards, effective 1 January 2012, all student divers must have in their possession a set of current materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterwards.  Having your own personal materials will help you enhance retention of dive knowledge.  To comply with the new standards most courses include the necessary materials in the course price unless noted otherwise.

If you would like to do a scuba diving course but don't have the time, then try the PADI scuba diver course. The PADI Scuba Diver program  is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year. The Scuba Diver program can be completed in as little as 2 days.  With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Dive Master, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters on your next vacation or dive trip.  The course price includes the PADI manual and PADI dive table.
7,100 baht

The Open Water Diver Course (OWD) will teach you the basics of scuba diving over a 4 day course.  The course is broken into 3 parts: 5 academic sessions, 5 confined water sessions and 4 open water dives.  During the academic sessions you will learn basic dive theory and safety together with your instructor and through independent self study.  You will learn basic dive skills such as removing and replacing your mask, sharing air with another diver and buoyancy control during the confined water sessions.  Confined water sessions will initially be conducted at a depth of 1 meter, then gradually we’ll take you down to a maximum depth of 5 meters.

And finally, you’ll be able to put all your knowledge and skills to the test during your 4 open water dives.  Your first few open water dives will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters and will be completed on our house reef.  Your final dives will be to a maximum depth of 18 meters to one of the many dive sites surrounding Koh Tao.

1 Academics 1 - 2
(1:30 hours)
Confined 1, Open Water Dive 1
(2 - 3 hours)
Watch videos
(1:30 hours)
2 Academics 3 - 4
(1:30 hours)
Confined 2 -5
(3 hours)
watch video
(45 mins)
3 Academics 5
(1 hour)
Open Water Dives 2 - 3
(3 hours)
4 Open Water Dive 4, Optional Dive Final Exam  

Our Silver Open Water course is the basic PADI course.  You will be qualified to dive together with another certified diver independent of a diving professional to a depth of 18 meters, within the scope of your experience.  Upon completing the course you will have 4 logged open water dives.  The course price includes the PADI manual and PADI dive table.
11,000 baht

The PADI Open Water Gold course includes an extra dive from the Advanced Open Water course called Peak Performance Buoyancy (valued at 1600 baht).  Buoyancy is a key skill to diving, yet is one of the most difficult skills for divers to master.  This dive will help you learn to better control your movements in order to protect the environment and also to extend your dive time.  Additionally, you will be able to credit this dive towards your Advanced Open Water certification.  All materials are included in the course price and classes are a maximum of 4 Students per Instructor.
12,000 baht.

The Advanced Open Water (AOW) course gives certified divers an opportunity to explore the different areas of diving and decide what they like best: underwater photography, night diving or maybe fish identification.  To be certified as an Advanced diver, you must complete a deep dive, a navigation dive and 3 more dives of your choice.  You may choose from the following:

Aware Fish Identification:  Learn the basics of fish identification.
Deep Diving : Go 20,000 leagues under the sea!
Diver propulsion Vehicle : Use underwater scooters to get around faster and see more.
Multilevel and Computer Diving :  The best way to maximize to your dive time.
Night Diving : See the underwater world in a whole new light.
Peak Performance Buoyancy : Learn to float effortlessly and protect the environment.
Search and Recovery :  Find whatever you lost underwater.
Underwater Naturalist : Explore the marine ecosystem.
Underwater Navigation : Never get lost underwater again.
Underwater Photography : The only thing you should take from the water is a picture.
Wreck Diving : Discover the past in the present.

The Silver Advanced Open Water course is the basic PADI Advanced course.  It can be completed in as little as 2 days.  The course price includes the Adventures in Diving manual only.  Depending on which three optional dives you choose, extra costs may be incurred.       
9,500 baht

Our Gold Advanced course includes one extra dive (valued at 1700 baht). For the extra dive you may choose either a Scuba Review or a Peak Performance Buoyancy dive. You may incur some extra costs depending on which optional dives you choose. The course price includes the Adventures in Diving manual.
10,500 baht

Extra costs may be incurred depending upon which optional dives you choose. Please contact us for futher details.

The Emergency First Response is a good course for travelers and even non divers.  You will cover basic first aid skills such as controlling bleeding, treating shock, rescue breathing, CPR and dealing with spinal injuries.  In order to take the Rescue course you must previously be certified for Basic First Aid and CPR within the last 2 years. If you do not have this or your training is expired, then the Emergency First Response will cover this.  The EFR course includes Automated External Defibrillator training free.  The Emergency First Response student manual is included in the price.
3,500 baht

We also offer a Care for Children course.  This course focuses on CPR and First Aid techniques specific to infants and children.  This is a great course for parents, care givers and anyone who works with children.  This course is required for anyone who would like to become an Emergency First Response Instructor.  The Care for Children manual is included in the price.
3500 baht

As a PADI Rescue Diver you will learn to assist and manage dive accidents.  During the course you will learn about typical equipment malfunctions, common diver problems and how to prevent them.  You will also learn how to deal with various situations such as tired or panicked divers, how to perform search patterns for missing divers and how to deal with unconscious divers.  You must be an Advanced certificate diver and have CPR/First Aid training within the last 2 years to participate in this course. 

Our Silver Rescue course consists of the basic training required for the PADI Rescue Diver course.  The course can be completed in 2 days, though it is highly recommended to give it at least 3 days.  The course price includes the Rescue Diver manual and the Diving Accident Management Work slate.
10,200 baht

The Gold Rescue package also includes a self rescue session.  A lot of time on the Rescue course is spent learning how to help others.  However, you must first be able to help yourself.  During this extra session we will teach you buddy breathing and how to deal with runaway ascents using “quick dump” and drag methods.  You will also review cramp release, LPI failure, no mask swimming, air depletion, buoyancy control and equipment removal and replacement. The course price includes the manual and accident management slate.
10,700 baht

For those who want to master a particular area of diving, Specialty dive courses are also available.  Specialty courses aim to teach divers how to prepare for, set up specialized equipment for and lead a dive for a specific style of diving.  Specialtly courses allow divers to build confidence and gain experience with new types of equipment and different diving environments.  Specialty courses typically require between 2 to 4 dives depending on the specialty.  Specialty course prices include the manual and all necessary equipment unless noted otherwise.  Black Tip offers the following specialty courses:

Deep 4 8,200 Search & Recovery 3 6,500
Enriched Air 2 7,000 Naturalist 2 5,000
Navigation 3 6,500 Peak Performance Buoyancy 2 5,000
Photography 2 5,000 Project AWARE 0 3,000
Multilevel 2 5,000 AWARE Coral Reef Conservation 0 3,000
Night 3 7,100      

The Master Scuba Diver is PADI’s highest non professional rating.  The MSD program is designed to increase diver knowledge and enhance your ability to deal with a variety of dive situations and problems.  To enroll in the MSD program you must be a Rescue Diver or higher and have at least 50 logged dives.  During the course you must complete 5 PADI specialties. Contact us for further details and prices.

Scuba Diving does involve some risk and it is important to ensure you are physically fit to dive.  So that you may start diving right away, please download the scuba diving medical form and complete it with your physician.  Bring it with you when you come to start your course. 

We also offer several Divers Alert Network programs.  DAN courses offer excellent training in addition to the EFR courses.  These courses are excellent for avid divers and highly recommend for those on a professional track.  DAN provider level courses cost 3,500 baht each and the student manual is included in the course price.

Hazardous Marine Life Injuries:  Learn to identify hazardous marine life, injuries related to them and how to provide first aid for them.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving:  Students will learn to recognize signs of cardiac arrest and how to administer Basic Life Support techniques and use AEDs.

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries:  Learn to recognize barotrauma related injuries and how to provide emergency oxygen first aid.

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