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Goodtime Adventures

Memberships

BSAC, PADI, SSI

Facilities

Eco-friendly, Credit Card, Credit Card Fee, Classroom, Free Wifi

Languages spoken

English, French Polish Czeck Slovak Portuguese

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At home on Koh Tao for the last 10 years, Goodtime Thailand offers a wide variety of activities for all. We are an SSI dive school providing small group scuba diving courses and fun diving from our purpose built speed boats and spacious traditional Thai dive vessel.

We are also a rock climbing school offering beginner introductions, a full range of rock climbing courses, guide service, equipment rental and we have even created a guide book to Koh Tao climbing that you can download for free.

We have a number of half-day and full-day adventure combo's, where you can hike, cliff jump, rock climb, abseil/rappel, scuba dive, wakeboard and even fly on our trapeze! -- finish up with an ice cold beer at our beach side bar and restaurant and watch the sun set into the turquoise sea.

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Day trip facilities

Cameras For Hire, Equipment For Sale, Equipment Hire, Own Day Boat, Paid Nitrox, DIN, Valve Adapters, Yoke


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Packages and Courses

Prices shown in Thai Baht (THB).

THB2000.00

SSI Try Scuba

Get wet, get underwater, and see if scuba diving is for you. Without a lot of theory, classroom time, or stress, students can be blowing bubbles beneath the surface and enjoying their first scuba experience. This session is a great option when someone is curious about diving, but not sure they want to commit for full certification. This session can also be a good way to keep children occupied with a specially trained scuba instructor teaching them scuba basics while their parents or siblings are out diving deep!

All the gear - masks, snorkels, fins, wet suit (if required), vest, tank, and regulator are included.

Instructors guide students through pool exercises, giving them a smooth, easy and quick introduction to scuba gear and how to use it.

Open to ages 8+. Usually takes around 2 hours depending on class size. Safety, fun, and introducing the excitement of diving are what it is all about.

When they realize how simple and cool it is to breathe underwater, students will want to sign-up for the next level: Open Water.

THB8900.00

SSI Open Water

SSI Open Water is a certification recognized world wide and allows you to dive in the most common environments with a dive buddy. Covering both the important theory of underwater breathing challenges and activities imparting safe diving practices, students progress from novice to a comfortable skill level. Instructors review interesting diving manuals, DVD's and online training with students prior to pool or open water diving sessions.

All basic scuba gear is provided including: wet suit, buoyancy vest, tanks, regulator, gauges, fins, mask and snorkel.

Upon completion, students can rent equipment at most dive shops, dive in a wide variety of conditions, and dive about 30 meters or 100 feet deep. This means they can see most of the great diving sites around the world.

The class includes a total of at least 5 confined pool sessions with a minimum of 4 open water dives for passing the certification requirements. You need between 3 to 4 days to complete the course.

Requirements for entering the Open Water course include:

• Must be at least 12 years old

• In good health without a cold or ear infection

• Be ready to start the adventure of scuba!

Once as student passes through the Open Water course, they will often want to learn more about specialty diving skills such as nitrox, wreck diving, diver stress and rescue, or any of the 18 diving specialty sessions.

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SSI Specialty Diver

There are 18 specialty diver course options available for those who possess an Open Water certification from SSI or equivalent organization. Some of the more popular specialty courses are Diver Stress and Rescue, Nitrox Diving, Deep Diving, Ecological Diving, Search and Recovery, Dry Suit Diving - great for colder climates, Digital Underwater Photography, Motion Picture Diving, and for the more adventurous - Shark Diving and Wreck Diving.

Learning the specific techniques for each specialty prepares divers for handling a wider variety of undersea challenges. Each specialty course covers the theory, safety considerations, equipment, and practical skills required for confidently applying a new underwater skill.

By the time most divers are going through the specialty ratings, they have their own gear. If that is not the case, all the basic scuba gear is available for rental. Gear for most specialties can be rented as well.

Some of the courses require a valid CPR & First Aid certificate prior to enrollment and are only for ages 12 and up.

Coursework involves reviewing the manual and DVD's for each specialty, developing a dive plan, covering the water skills, then applying them during actual diving under real conditions.

Specialty courses range from a 1 to 3 days. To gain the SSI Specialty Diver certification, divers must complete 2 specialty courses and at least 12 dives. This requirement gives the Specialty Diver a higher rating at this intermediate level than any other scuba certification.

There are so many diving specialties to choose from, an Open Water certified diver can continue learning multiple skills for adding to their scuba tool kit for months. One quick way of determining which specialties are more appealing for a particular diver, is enrolling in the Advanced Open Water Diver program.

THB8900.00

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver

For Open Water Divers who want the most demanding Advanced Diver certification in the scuba industry, this is your course. Similar to the Specialty Diver, the Advanced Open Water course involves pursuing specialty diving skills. Here is the complete list of specialty courses available:

• Navigation

• Deep Diving

• Enriched Air Nitrox

• Boat Diving

• Perfect Buoyancy

• Search and Recovery

• Dry Suit Diving (for cold water)

• Night/Limited Visibility

• Wreck Diving

• Shark Diving

• Digital Underwater Photography

• Equipment Techniques

• Waves, Tides and Currents

• Stress and Rescue

Instructors lead students through both theory and practical exercises for 4 individually chosen specialties. This is a great sampler course for choosing specialty diving skills to focus on.

Divers pursuing this rating are encouraged to invest in their own equipment for improved familiarity, leading to improved safety. However, students can choose to rent the basic scuba gear required, as well as specific gear for each specialty.

24 dives are required to obtain the coveted SSI Advanced Open Water rating, far above requirements from any other rating agency. Course length varies from 1-3 days.

The same age and physical requirements for Open Water apply here.

Age requirement is 12 years or older.

Deep Diving, Cavern Diving, and Ice Diving are not available to Junior Divers.

This in depth Advanced Open Water course prepares divers for making the challenging leap into Master Diver status. The other option after this rating, is to take more of the specialty courses to gain additional experience and a rating for each specialty.

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SSI Master Diver

Master Diver certification works like the Advanced Open Water, with additional requirements of completing 5 specialty courses, a total of 50 dives, and have completed the Diver Stress and Rescue rating. This is an elite rating that assures confident diving in almost every type of environment or condition. It is a strong preparatory step for eventually becoming an SSI rated Instructor.

The same 18 possible specialties available to the Advanced Open Water diver are also available for the Master Diver:

• Navigation

• Deep Diving

• Enriched Air Nitrox

• Boat Diving

• Perfect Buoyancy

• Search and Recovery

• Dry Suit Diving (for cold water)

• Night/Limited Visibility

• Wreck Diving

• Shark Diving

• Digital Underwater Photography

• Equipment Techniques

• Waves, Tides and Currents

• Stress and Rescue

The big difference is that the Master Diver will obtain the rating from a total of 5 specialties, whereas the Advanced Open Water diver has taken familiarity dives from 4 specialties without getting a rating.

• Divers going for the Master Diver rating are expected to have all of their own gear. Specialty diving gear can be rented from the dive shop.

• Requirements included Advanced certification from SSI or equivalent.

• 12 years or older

• Medical Approval signed from a physician within 12 months.

Coursework and dives require from 3-5 days.

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SSI Dive Guide

This is the starting level for professional diving under SSI. With this rating, you can get paid to lead and guide certified divers. The great responsibility of this rating means that it is a challenging rating to achieve. First, the instructors will get student's dive skills to exemplary levels. They must set the standard. Second, the class will train divers how to plan, organize, and lead dives with an emphasis on safety. Third, all the diving and teaching skills developed are put to the test for insuring the potential Dive Guide can handle the pressures of diving while teaching.

A full range of diving specialties must be mastered by prospective Dive Guides so they can be the confident leader of a diving group. Wreck diving, nigh diving, deep diving, etc. are all covered from preparation, planning, through boat check in. Each student must have rescue skills, dive leadership skills, searching and navigation skills.

All students will be expected to have their own scuba gear for this level. Additional gear is available for purchase in the dive center as needed.

Tests include:

• 700 meter snorkel swim in under 20 minutes

• Underwater swim of 25 meters or more

• 15 minutes of water treading

• Rescuing an unconscious diver 100 meters away in under 8 minutes

Applicants must hold Advanced rating, be 18 years or older, have logged at least 24 dives - with 50+ recommended, and be SSI Stress and Rescue Diver certified.

A minimum of 40 dives are required for this rating. Generally allow 2-4 weeks to complete the Dive Guide rating. Once you get this rating, you can find work almost anywhere in the world as it is recognized to be among the top ratings available.

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SSI Dive Master

SSI Divemasters can lead certified divers, like a Dive Guide, but can also assist diving instructors with courses. This is a key step prior to full instructor status.

Most Dive Guide rated students immediately sign up for the Divemaster course to keep the momentum.

One of the key requirements for Divemaster is The Science of Diving module. This critical, detail filled instruction brings a more technical and thorough understanding of diving effects. With the additional knowledge and understanding, the Divemaster is able to impart more information to students as well as lead safer dives.

Students must have logged 60 dives to attain a Divemaster rating.

Part of the training is simply diving with top flight instructors and learning from the best.

Requirements include:

• 18 years and up

• Hold a license to administer oxygen

• Be a certified Stress and Rescue Diver

• At least the specialties ratings for Deep, Nitrox and Navigation, though going through Master Diver is recommended.

Total time for completion varies but 8 weeks is recommended. There is also a 2 week internship period.

THB2000.00

Fun Diving

Our fun dives are priced on zone (dependent on how much fuel our speedboat uses) with discounts available to guests who are staying in our hotel or hostel, and those booking packages of multiple dives.

We run a bit differently to most other dive centres on Koh Tao as we are the only one offering speedboat diving directly from the beach (no longtail transfers or taxis) to the dive sites, meaning we have flexibility to change dive sites if the conditions are not as expected. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 4.

 

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