PADI Scuba Diver
"The PADI Scuba Diver course is specifically designed for those who do not have the time or do not wish to spend 4-days studying and training during their vacation. This is a 2-day course involving three academic sessions, three-confined water sessions (swimming pool) and two open water dives to a maximum depth of 12 meters (36ft). Although certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, this license requires that PADI Scuba Divers must dive under the supervision of a PADI Courses professional. We would highly recommend taking the extra day and earning the full PADI Open Water certification to 18 meters, however we are happy to offer the PADI Scuba Diver certification for you as well.
The PADI Scuba Diver course is essentially the first two days of the PADI Open Water course. To complete the full open water course, the student would only need one additional day to fulfill the final requirements. The schedule for the PADI Scuba Diver Course is as follows:
- Day 1 - Start at 16:00 with orientation meeting to receive your course materials, receive the course schedule, and answer any questions you might have about the course (duration: 1 hours).
- Day 2 - Start at 08:30 with an academic session, followed by training in our swimming pool in the afternoon.
- Day 3 - Start at 08:30 with confined water session part 2 (if necessary) and 2 open water dives in the afternoon.
Koh Tao Thai pronunciation is an island in Thailand and forms part of the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². Administratively it forms a tambon within the district (amphoe) Koh Pha Ngan of Surat Thani Province. As of 2006 its official population was 1,382.The main settlement is Ban Mae Hat.
The economy of the island is almost exclusively centred on tourism, especially scuba diving, Padi Courses.
Koh Tao was named by its first settlers after the island's turtle-like shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for hawksbill and green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding programme organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres, has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem, Padi Courses.