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Established in 1989 in Phuket, Kon-Tiki Thailand Diving & Snorkeling Center is one of the longest running dive centers in Thailand. Today you can find branches in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi and Koh Lanta, where they run diving and snorkeling tours every day of the week. Kontiki’s dive centres cover all the dive sites from Hin Daeng/Hin Muang in the south, to Similan Islands and Burma Banks in the north. Kon-Tiki Thailand operates 7 dive and snorkeling boats and several speedboats here at the west coast of Thailand. As an international dive center, they have scuba divers and snorkelers visiting from all over the world, many of them coming back year after year. Kon-Tiki is an ambitious diving and snorkeling center where involvement is the key theme. That means, that they try to get both the customers, as well as staff and as many people as possible that they come in contact with, involved in growing their key values: care, knowledge and safety.
Kon-Tiki has won numerous awards throughout the years for environmental initiatives as well as industry leadership. The latest innovations include the concepts "Tailor Made Diving" and "Safaris" both of which is explained closer on their website.Book A Dive Online
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Bubblemaker offers an easy and enjoyable introduction to the magic of underwater breathing.
It makes a perfect transition step for children. They can go from watching their parents or older siblings enjoying SCUBA diving, to learning how themselves. No worries though, any age is welcome to participate.
For children ages 8+, this course gets them below the surface and blowing bubbles in a fun filled 1 to 1 ½ hours. After watching an engaging 30 minute video called “PADI - Discover Scuba Diving,” a PADI certified instructor covers safety considerations in a comfortable way for children. The small class then puts the lessons into practice in water less than 6 feet deep. Safety is the priority.
Students learn how to swim with fins, use a mask, and take their first breaths underwater.
Once the class starts “blowing bubbles” with ease, the instructor will carefully lead them through cool tricks to keep their excitement and interest up. They could be playing frisbee, swimming like a dolphin, or learning to swim upside down while down under!
Aside from great memories, each participant gets a prize to mark their new skills: a sharp looking PADI certificate.
The dive center provides all the necessary gear: mask, snorkel fins, wet-suit if required, tank, weights, vest, and regulator.
No special swimming skills are required. Anyone in good health, without a cold or ear infection, is welcome to sign up today!
DSD typically takes a day, involves some instruction and some diving.
PADI's Open Water Certification unlocks an entire new world of exotic ocean adventures. Students from the Discover SCUBA Diving class will already have some of the skills for this course. Anyone in good health over the 10 years of age is eligible.
Advanced PADI certified instructors lead students through guides and videos explaining terms and concepts about the technical aspects of ocean diving. Following class room instruction, the students put the theory into practice with relevant pool dives. Skills build on each other. Eventually students learn about going as far as 130 feet under the surface, pre-dive safety practices, equipment check outs, and how to handle most diving challenges.
Students move through at least five pool dives and four local dives on their way to passing the certification test. The instructors role is to get students safely through the lessons until they are confident enough for exciting open ocean diving. Though fun and focused on making students comfortable underwater, this is a serious course that conveys and verifies defined skills on those that pass. Not everyone attains the level of competence required for safe open water diving. For this reason, gaining the PADI Open Water Certification is a cause for pride.
A big part of SCUBA revolves around equipment. Students learn about selecting masks, snorkels, fins, dive computers, dive gauges, wet suits, buoyancy vests, tanks, regulators and weight belts. The dive shop can rent all of the necessary gear. Instructors can also assist students with buying gear that improves their diving enjoyment and safety.
Class length varies by season and size. It can take as little as 2 intense days, or as long as 8 weeks depending on how many hours per day students can devote, along with access to suitable dive sites.
Gaining experience as an Open Water Certified diver often leads to a desire for more skills. Becoming an Advanced Open Water diver gives more knowledge and skills for enjoying SCUBA in a wider variety of more challenging conditions.
If PADI Open Water certification is like a standard driving license, then the Advanced Open Water (AOW) certification is sort of an off-road license. At a minimum, students gain underwater navigation skills, learn about deep water conditions, get introduced to more advanced dive computers and functions, plus learn several specialty skills of their choosing.
Specialties include photography, wreck diving, using underwater scooters, optimized buoyancy, and more. A total of 16 specialty skills to sample makes this a seriously exciting course!
One of the highlights for AOW students involves exploring the mysterious and murky world of night diving. Feel like a special forces commando while diving with only moonlight as your guide on the surface. Below the surface, and aided by submersible high intensity flashlights, the phosphorescent sea creatures give student's eyes a treat they have to see to believe!
Anyone who completes the Open Water certification (or equivalent from another organization) and is at least 15 years old, can sign up. Expect 5 dives with underwater navigation, deeper activities from 18-30 meters / 60-100 feet, plus 3 specialty introduction dives.
Despite the name, divers just out of the Open Water course enter the Advanced program routinely because it gives them more skills while earning hours for their log book.
There are both home study and in class books explaining theory, safety issues, and new skill exercises.
For the gear lovers, this course will definitely fit the bill. Everything from the basic scuba gear, to underwater compass, wreck diving tools, underwater photography equipment, DPV's (underwater scooters), dive lights, dry suits (for possible cold water diving), dive flags/floats or other optional equipment may be used. The dive center will have rentals available for each specialty.
Students with the Advanced Open Water certification gain confidence in their ability to navigate underwater, safely dive a wider variety of conditions, and go places they would have been hesitant to with only Open Water skills.
A great course for taking the diving excitement even farther..sign up today!
Adding the Rescue Diver certification shows the ability to overcome challenges and assist other divers in distress. This is one of the more intense courses available for anyone who has completed either the Adventure Diver or Advanced Diver Certification (or equivalent from another organization). A student must also have a current (less than 2 years old) First aid and CPR course certification.
PADI Rescue Diver crewpaks include materials needed for the course, such as pocket masks, instruction book and DVD. Specially trained PADI instructors guide students through advanced techniques for self-rescue, assessing and managing stress in other divers, emergency response and equipment issues, steps for rescuing divers, and assisting unresponsive divers.
Students will need basic scuba gear with a dive computer and accessories. All items will be available for rental or purchase at the dive center.
Once through the rigors of becoming a Rescue Diver, a new challenge awaits. Adding the Emergency Oxygen Provider Course certification elevates a student’s capabilities for assisting other divers.
These three courses - First aid and CPR, Rescue Diver, and Emergency Oxygen Provider - can turn a diver into the person who can potentially save another person's life. Sign up today and add a critical skill set to your diving repertoire.
When you know you love diving, and might want to make a living teaching the exciting world of scuba, then becoming a PADI Divemaster can make your dreams happen. The requirements include:
• Minimum age of 18
• PADI Advanced Open Water certified
• PADI Rescue Diver certified
• Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certified
• Have at least 40 dives prior to the course, with a total of 60 needed for certification
• A high level of diving fitness with a Medical Statement signed by a physician within 12 months
Each student receives the PADI Divemaster crewpak loaded with educational resources and diving accessories for performing the tasks required for certification and instructing others. Generally, serious divers that enter the Divemaster program have all of their own scuba gear, but rental gear is available for specialty accessories. Students are encouraged to have dive watches, a dive compass, and diving knives.
The course covers three general phases over a period of 8 weeks, but can be condensed with more intense programs into 2 weeks or less. Classroom, independent study, and diving sessions work on water skills, stamina, organization, problem solving, and teaching methods for scuba techniques. Often students intern with other instructors for honing the lessons.
Achieving Divemaster certification demonstrates a high level of skill, confidence, and a commitment to becoming a leader or instructor for scuba diving with others. The certification confers a host of privileges all aimed at helping teach newer divers the safe practice of diving. Divemasters act as assistants to full instructors for any PADI diver course, and can lead courses up to the Open Water Diver Course.
Recommended courses after Divemaster include preparations for becoming a full PADI Instructor. Specialty courses that add to diving skills in more stressful environments such as Search and Recovery, Emergency First Response Instructor, and Deep Diver are all highly recommended.
Also known as the Open Water Scuba Instructor course, it requires a minimum of 4 days, and can lead to lifetime of educating others in the joys of safe scuba diving. This course is for those wanting either a career in diving, or simply love sharing their passion for diving with new students.
Applicants must have:
• A Divemaster certification
• A medical release signed by a physician within the last 12 months
• At least 18 years of age
• Emergency First Response Instructor certification
• Logged 60 dives with night, deep, and navigation plus have at least 100 dives before the exam
• A CPR and First Aid training certification within the last 24 months
• A diving record longer than 6 months
Class equipment requirements include standard scuba gear, specialty gear as needed, and the PAD Instructor crewpak with 23 items for the course. Students get theory workbooks, exam books, the Instructor Manual, cue cards for core courses, and other learning or teachng materials.
Attaining status as a PADI Instructor opens up the entire resort world to you as your potential office. This certification is required for teaching all the PADI courses up to Divemaster. Beyond becoming an instructor, there are specialty certifications for teaching such skills as wreck diving, deep water diving, photography, etc. All of the future teaching opportunities are available with the Instructor certificate.
From our dive center on Koh Lanta you are just a stone throw away from Koh Haa or in Thai, Five islands. This is an uninhabited group of islands, in many eyes is viewed as a pristine untouched paradise. Known for its crystal clear, turquoise waters and protected lagoons these dramatic limestone pinnacles displays as a living post card, taking your breath away. Experience exhilarating caverns which due to their majestic size are safe to dive. Prepare to get stunned by all the colors of the rainbow, crustaceans, turtles and dramatic scenery full of fish life. This diving trip is suitable for beginners as well as experienced divers.
Almost as famous as its rival, the Similans Islands, the Phi Phi Islands consist of more than 25 dive sites suitable for beginners and experienced divers. From any of our dive centers at Koh Lanta, Phuket or Krabi you can enjoy one of the most popular dive sites in Thailand. The stunning view of the majestic limestone rocks plunging into the clear water is an experience itself.
Here you’ll find shallow reefs, dramatic walls and pinnacles and coral fields with more life than you can imagine. At some of the sites around Phi Phi you have the best chances in southwestern Thailand to spot sharks.
Diving Phi Phi Islands can be done all year around (many divers do!) and is both varied and spectacular. The dive sites around Phi Phi Islands, belongs to some of the best diving in Thailand.
Our dive center on Koh Lanta is one of the closest places to visit Hin Daeng & Hin Muang from. Hin Daeng is a large underwater reef surging up from the depths, and just breaking the surface - only a very small rock hovers above the water. On its northern side the reef drops in a relatively gentle slope. Yet the southern side has a steep drop-off down to more than 50 meters.
Hin Daeng\'s average depth is 25 meters, reaching 50 meters at the max. Look out into the blue for Manta Rays, but watch your depth on these sites!
Hin Muang translates to \"Purple Rock\". The reason for this name is the many wonderful soft corals - pink and purple in color - that completely cover the shallower sections of this reef. Hin Muang is located just a few hundred meters from Hin Daeng and rises from a depth of more than 70 meters. The top is about 6 meters below the surface. This dive site boasts the deepest drop-off in Thai waters and is home to the best spotting sites for Manta Rays in Thailand.
These sites are only reachable from Koh Lanta during high season (November to April) due to weather conditions.
King Cruiser was carrying passengers from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands when she sank on the 4th May 1997 but fortunately there was no loss of life. From our dive center on Koh Lanta you can visit this amazing wreck just 2.5 hours away.
The propellers rest 30 metres deep with the most interesting areas around the passenger decks between 18 and 24 metres. Over the last 2 years the wreck has started to break up and entry is no longer possible, but it can still be a quite dramatic dive, especially if you haven’t dived a wreck before. This is more of an advanced dive due to the depth and the often strong currents, but you can combine this wreck dive with a PADI Advanced Course.
Anemone Reef is a pinnacle that comes up to 4-7 meters from the surface and slopes down to over 25 meters at the seabed. Like many of the dive sites in the area it is covered in anemones. These in turn provide shelter and protection for many different types of Anemone fish, shrimps and Porcelain crabs.
Shark Point or Hin Musang which means shark rock in Thai, gets its name from the common sighting of Leopard Sharks found resting on the seabed. Seen by many as one of the best dive sites in the area and Thailand, Shark Point rarely leaves divers disappointed.
One of the three pinnacles breaks the surface. All three range between 20 - 30 meters at its deepest. Many purple and pink soft corals compete for limited space on this incredibly healthy dive site.
Learn a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course
Sidemount diving is an equipment configuration which has diving cylinders mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver. It began as a configuration popular with advanced cave divers, as smaller sections of cave can be penetrated and tanks can be changed with greater ease. The same benefits for operating in confined spaces were also recognized by divers who conducted technical wreck diving penetrations.
Sidemount diving is now growing in popularity within the technical diving community for general decompression diving and is becoming an increasingly popular specialty training for recreational diving.
PADI Sidemount diving training with proper Side Mount Configuration offers:
an alternative way to streamline yourself and the equipment in the water
easier cylinder logistics on the surface
reduced lower back strain
provides redundant gas supply
ability to monitor all regulators, valves and gauges because they are in front
increased gas supply for longer dives
During the course you will learn:
· Equipment configuration and preparation
· Body posture and trim
· Propulsion techniques
· Gas management
· Proper Sidemount diver procedures and emergencies
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