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.
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
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.
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.
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.
OPEN WATER SCHEDULE
||Academics 1 - 2
|Confined 1, Open Water
(2 - 3 hours)
||Academics 3 - 4
|Confined 2 -5
|Open Water Dives 2
||Open Water Dive 4,
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.
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.
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
|Peak Performance Buoyancy :
||Learn to float effortlessly and protect
|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.
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
Extra costs may be incurred depending upon which optional
dives you choose. Please contact us for futher details.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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Coral Reef Conservation
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
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.