PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The Best Try dive Phuket with Andys Scuba Diving

The Best Try Dive Phuket!

If you’d like to experience the thrill of diving then join us for a fun day on the PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme with free private tuition!

Phuket diving is awesome with amazing dive sites, masses of marine life, warm clear water and beautiful top-side scenery too. No prior experience or training is necessary.

– 2 dive Racha Yai trip = 4,200 THB per person (normal price 4,700 THB). Pick-up 7.15-45am, return 3pm.
– 2 dive Racha Yai Diving & Beach Visit trip = 4,500 THB per person (normal price 5,000 THB). Pick-up 7.15-45am, return 4.30pm.
– 3 dive Racha ​Noi & Racha Yai trip = 4,700 THB per person (normal price 5,200 THB). Pick-up 7.15-45am, return ​5pm.

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Book before 30th Sep 2017 for trips anytime. Price includes private tuition with Andy or one of our instructors – no-one else in your dive group. No credit card payment surcharge.


The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme is open to anyone who is aged 10 years or above and is in good health. You do not need to be able to swim to participate in this programme – see here for more details.
Please note that you must not fly for 18 hours after the last dive.

Want to get certified? See our PADI Open Water course page


The Programme

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme offers you the ideal way to experience scuba diving without having to enroll on the PADI Open Water course. If you don’t have time for the full diver training or would just like to see what diving is all about then this fun day out is perfect for you. Your personal instructor will teach you basic scuba diving theory and familiarize you with your equipment before accompanying you on 2 or 3 exciting dives at protected dive sites to a depth limit of 12 metres. During this daytrip adventure you will be under the supervision of your experienced and patient instructor at all times. The full day programme consists of:

  • Knowledge development and equipment handling
  • Performing basic scuba diving skills underwater
  • Experiencing thrilling scuba diving with tropical fish, colourful corals and marine animals

The course does not give you a scuba diving qualification but you will receive a certificate at the end of your day’s experience. This certificate can be used towards your PADI Open Water Courseat a later date.


Your day out begins in the morning between 7-7.45am when you will be collected from your hotel and transferred by minibus to Chalong pier. There you will be met by Andy or one of his expert instructors and escorted to the large, comfortable 2-deck dive boat After a cooked breakfast, your instructor will use scuba gear and lesson materials to teach you all about your equipment and scuba diving theory. You’ll learn the important rules of scuba diving and master some basic scuba concepts. Then you will arrive at the first dive site and your instructor will spend some time giving you a detailed briefing about your first training session. In shallow water you will be shown underwater a detailed demonstration of all the necessary scuba skills. You will then have time to practice and master these skills under your instructor’s direct supervision.

Dive Phuket and Enjoy Amazing Underwater Encounters

Enjoy Amazing Underwater Encounters

Underwater Touring

Once you have mastered the required skills you can continue with the best part of the programme – touring the underwater world! Your experienced instructor understands what it’s like to be a beginner diver and will be there to assist you underwater at all times. A one-hour surface interval follows and you can enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch of International and Thai food. The boat will moor up in a beautiful bay for lunch – the ideal location to photograph the stunning islands and for a spot of snorkeling. Then you will be ready for your second dive of the day. On the 2 dive trip to Racha Yai the boat will head back to the pier after the second div and you will arrive back around 3.00pm. On the 3 dive trip, your third and final dive will be between 2.30-3.30pm, after which the boat will start heading back to the pier. You will arrive back around 5pm depending on the dive sites visited.

Marine Life

There is an abundance of marine life at the dives sites located in the Andaman Sea around Phuket and your instructor will show you a diverse variety of fish, corals and marine creatures. You will likely see: nudibranchs, lionfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish, scorpionfish, anemone fish, triggerfish, seahorses, sweetlips, pufferfish, moray eels, trumpetfish and barracuda. You may also encounter: leopard sharks, black tip reef sharks, banded sea snakes, turtles, ornate ghost pipefish, stingrays, trevally, tuna, dolphins, manta rays, filefish, cuttlefish and more.

Dive Sites Schedule

The PADI Discover Scuba Divingprogramme is available every day, all year round.
You can choose between:
– a 2 dive trip to Racha Yai Island. Pick-up 7-7.45am, return 3pm.
– a 2 dive & beach visit trip to Racha Yai Island. Pick-up 7-7.45am, return 4.30pm.
– a 3 dive trip to Racha Noi & Yai Islands. Pick-up 7-7.45am, return 5pm.

Discover Scuba Diving and Dive Phuket

Discover Scuba Diving and Dive Phuket

Medical Conditions and Diving

Conditions that require medical clearance from a doctor/physician:

  • Heart disease, angina or heart attack
  • Severe head injury or trauma
  • Bypass surgery, stents or heart surgery
  • Heavy smoker over 45 years of age
  • High blood pressure
  • Taking Beta-blocker medication
  • Bleeding disorders, such as previous haemorrhages
  • Uncontrolled asthma or wheezing with exercise
  • Lung disease, collapsed lung, lung surgery
  • Black-outs or fainting
  • Diabetes
  • Frequent and severe motion sickness
  • Frequent complicated migraine headaches
  • Psychological or mental disorders – severe panic attacks, claustrophobia etc.
  • Chest, throat or sinus surgery
  • A colostomy or ileostomy
  • Back or spine injury or surgery
  • Frequent ear problems or surgery
  • Previous dive accident or decompression sickness
  • Hemia or ulcers

Conditions that prevent you from diving:

  • Blood clots or previous blood clots in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Epilepsy, seizures – should be seizure-free for five years prior to diving
  • Active middle ear infection
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Active Pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant


The cost for this one day programme is just 5,200 THB per person for a 3 dive Racha Noi & Yai trip, 4,700 THB per person for the 2 dive Racha Yai trip, and 5,000 THB per person for the 2 dive Racha Yai & beach visit trip


  • Private tuition
  • 2 or 3 boat dives
  • Scuba equipment rental
  • Certificate
  • Insurance
  • Hotel transfers to/from Rawai, Nai Harn, Kata, Karon and Patong
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments

Note: Please bring a swimsuit and a towel with you.

For additional information and to enrol send us an email

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