The SSI – Try Scuba Diving program allows people to make real dives in the ocean. This even if you never tried before or if you do not have any certifications or prior training.
You can explore some of the most beautiful reefs and dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand under direct supervision and with the assistance of one of our professionals. All this with the philosophy of the dive center towards safety.
Every diver remembers the first time, how much this instant can be some sort of magical experience. But also recall all the concerns, apprehension that we had. Our professionals, as well as all divers, started that way. This is the reason they know how to help you built confidence and eliminate fears and concerns. This way you can make the most out of your dives.
In fact, your instructor takes care of everything, all you have to do is learn some very basic rules, the simple operation of the gear, 5 easy skills, a little bit about marine life conservation and hop, you are in the water.
The basics of scuba diving
The basics for scuba diving is split in five little section. Basic rules, communication, equipment, and environment.
Rules of the underwater world
The first part is more theoretical but remains very simple. We see basics and rules specific to scuba diving just like we learn the ones of other sports. It is also the time participants can talk about the skills or apprehensions with the instructor.
Communication and signals
Since the underwater world in mostly a silent world for humans. Some simple hand signals have to be memorized and reviewed by the instructor. This facilitates underwater communication for all and avoids confusion.
Equipment and gear used for scuba diving
For scuba diving, the gear required might seem overwhelming for most of the people. Truth is, it is very simple to use. If you own a smartphone or any electronic devices, chances are there are more buttons to know on those than on a scuba diving kit.
Skills and techniques
For safety and comfort during the dives, participants will be challenged to demonstrate they can do very simple safety skills. They are things that every diver needs to know. As an example; what to do if the regulators come out of the mouth, how to get the water out of the mask if it comes in during the dive. These simple things can make all the difference between a nice day of diving and bad memories.
Marine life and conservation
What attracts us underwater is the world and life that dwells there. The major reason people chose to try is adventure combined with the ability to observe some of the most diversified ecosystems in the world. This is why it is important to know how to interact properly and to leave only bubbles behind.
Pool session if this option is chosen
Pool session is not mandatory and essential but strongly recommended. If you never tried scuba diving or snorkeling, the pool session is the best way to built confidence and practice in a distraction-free environment.
If this option of the program is selected, participants will first learn theory and basics and will put it to use in the pool session.
Real dives in the ocean
Open water dives are done from the same boat and at the same dive sites as the other divers already certified or undertaking courses.
This is to our advantage as once started, one cannot stop easily.
Examples of the typical flow of the SSI – Try Scuba Diving program
The SSI – Try Scuba Diving program is designed to provide maximum safety. Flexible, it can be adapted to fit with our clients’ schedules.
The days that a boat trip is planned, people taking part in activities have to be at the dive center at 7:70 AM if they chose to not use our free shuttle service
In one day:
|Morning AM (7:30-10:30)||Afternoon PM (11:30-15:30)|
In two days:
|Morning AM||Afternoon PM|
Requirements for the program
To enroll in the SSI – Try Scuba Diving is it required to be at least 10 years old. For children and people under 18 years, a document signed by parents or legal is required as well. Acknowledgment of risks by both participants and parents have to be done.
- To acknowledge the risks related to scuba diving activities in the forms and with one of our professionals.
- 10 years old
What is included in the SSI – Try Scuba Diving program
To make it as easy as possible, all prices include everything you need for the program. Towels and sunscreen must be the only thing we do not provide with the experience.
- An electronic certificate of completion (Do not count as a diver certification, level or proof of competency)
- Equipment rental including; mask, fins, short wetsuit, complete regulator set, buoyancy compensator jacket, weight system.
- Minimum 1 dive depending on chosen option.
- Meals are included when trips on the boat are planned and include; breakfast, lunch, refreshments, fruits, tea, coffee, soft drinks, electrolyte drinks and of course fresh drinking water.
Packages and prices
Our prices start with the basic course to which options can be added. Flexibility allows a more personalized program.
|Basic SSI – Try Scuba Diving program (2 dives 1 trip 1 day)||3750 THB|
|Pool session option on the first day||+400 THB|
|An extra day on the trips with your instructor for 2 more dives in one day.||+2300 THB|
|Prices are subject to changes without notice. We recommend to contact us to obtain up to date prices and a more personalized service.|
After the SSI – Try Scuba Diving program
After your SSI – Try Scuba Diving experience the underwater world opens to you. If you enjoyed diving and think that you want to do it again, a complete diver certification should be considered. These certifications are recognized worldwide and allow you to save money in the long run if you were to dive again.
- The SSI – Scuba Diver course
- The first complete certification as a diver, the SSI – Open Water Diver course
What is important to know and understand about the SSI – Try Scuba Diving program and experience.
First, an SSI – Try Scuba Diving experience can lead to a permanent addiction. It is important to understand this risk. Once we try it, we cannot stop.
The SSI – Try Scuba Diving program is not a certification, a level, a proof of competence for scuba diving, It is made to discover scuba diving with a professional instructor. In conditions that maximize safety. If after this experience you want to dive again somewhere else, you will have to undertake the same program and repeat the skills again.
If you want to obtain a certification that will be valid much longer you can check out the SSI – Scuba Diver course or the first complete certification, the SSI – Open Water Diver.
The program is structured and standards are rigidly applied by our staff and instructors. This assures maximal safety for our customers as well as our staff. Being diligent in their work, it is possible that some participants are unable to complete the program after recommendations of our professionals. Rest assure that they do everything they can to share their passion and open the doors to the underwater world but always keeping safety as the priority.