Your Questions answered..
Do I need to be able to swim to take the PADI Discover Scuba diving experience?
The Discover Scuba experience is designed to allow non-swimmer to experience the underwater world – guided by one of our Instructors throughout your entire dives
How long do I need to wait before I can fly after diving?
Current flying after diving recommendations state that after two or more dives, divers should leave 18 hours or longer, before flying. That would equate to no flying until after 11:00am the day after your last dive.
Is there anything I need to know before I book?
Participants taking the any of the PADI course need to complete & sign the PADI medical statement which can be found HERE. If you are unsure then we strongly recommend you obatain a medical statement from your doctor stating you are fit to dive.
Does the boat still go out if the weather is bad?
Customer safety is our number one priority so we liaise closely with the boat operators and marine authorities during the low season when we can be affected by the monsoon weather. It is very rare that the boats do not go out.
Is it possible to complete the theory of the PADI course ahead of my visit to Phuket?
Yes of course. We can send course materials to you ahead of your visit which will be assessed upon commencement of your course.
Can non-divers join the diving day trips?
Yes of course, the cost for a non-diver/snorkeller is 2200tbh for the day which includes equipment (if snorkelling, breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Do you cater to special dietary requirements or food allergies?
Yes, just let us know at time of booking and we can make the necessary arrangements for you
Can I pay on the day for my trip?
To confirm your booking on the boat we do require payment at point of booking – this is to protect and secure your place on the boat for the day and also to protect us if you decide to not turn up on your diving day as we still need to pay the Boat Operator & Instructor for the day. In the unlikely event the trip is cancelled due to bad weather then you will receive a full refund – you will not receive a refund if it’s raining and the boats still go out 🙂 Safety is our number one priority for our guests. We accept online payments from all major credit cards, bank transfers, or you can pay at our dive centre in Rawai, Phuket.
Should I get Dive insurance?
We do recommend that all our guests have dive insurance, some banks provide travel insurance – please check the T’s & C’s included in your policy as these can be limited to a certain depth to ensure coverage.
What about dive equipment? Is it included in the price?
You can hire a full set of equiment from us at 500TBH per day – BCD, wetsuit, Snorkel, mask & Fins..
What are marine park fees?
Phi Phi Islands – 600 TBH per diver, 400 TBH per non-diver
Similan Marine Park fees are a charge by the Thai government levied on all tourists who visit a Marine Park. For a four-day four night Similans liveaboard trip, marine park fees are currently set at B1600 per person.
What kind of wetsuit will I need?
A 3mm shorty will usually be fine. The water ranges from 26c to 30c depending on the currents
Will I need my own dive computer on my diving trip?
No. Our dive masters and instructors will make sure you stay well within no-decompression limits, but if you have a computer, that is good. You can also rent one if you require one.