PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience | 1 Day | KOH TAO, THAILAND

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  • Want to try diving but don’t have the time to take the plunge into a certification course?
  • This 1-Day Discover Scuba Diving Course will give you a chance to see what it’s all about.
  • Visit one of our beautiful, calm bays of Koh Tao and see lots of tropical underwater life!


  • Save your place with a small deposit today.
  • Deposit 100% refundable.
  • Checkout secured by Stripe.

Diving in the tropical South of Thailand is a not-to-be-missed experience! The waters are calm and warm and there are lots of colourful fish and amazing underwater life that make their home in the shallow waters of the coral reefs. If you want to try diving for the first time and experience a brand new world – this 1-day course is for you!

Safety First: What You Will Learn

We ensure that you understand a full safety briefing and we teach you some basic skills and techniques to ensure that you have a comfortable experience too. You will then progress to a shallow dive which is an amazing underwater orientation. Here, you will get used to your equipment and start to feel like a diver!

Usually, we start this experience mid-morning with a safety briefing followed by selecting the correct diving equipment for you. We will then break for lunch and meet later to catch the boat to head off to a shallow bay.

Once there, you will learn some basic scuba skills and enjoy a dive on SCUBA in shallow water. You will have the opportunity to make a second dive should you wish.

If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready or don’t have the time to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. The whole program takes place in one of our beautiful, calm bays. We like to take a day for your experience but if you are on a tight schedule, we can also complete it in just a half a day.

  • Small groups of up to a maximum of 4 students per instructor.
  • Private tuition available.
  • Skills taught in one of the amazing bays of Koh Tao, not in a pool.
  • To take the PADI Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old.

Total Cost:

  • The Discover Scuba Diving Experience is just 2,000 THB ($65 USD).
  • Should you wish to make a second dive then this is an extra 1,000 THB ($32 USD), and you can decide on the day.


What's Included

We include everything you will need to make this experience fun and safe:

  • Full equipment hire.
  • Boat fees.
  • High-quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors.
  • Tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat.
  • Tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre.

Should you wish to make a second dive then this is an extra 1,000 THB ($32 USD), and you can decide on the day.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

Operator Information

  • Store Name: Master Divers
  • Operator: Master Divers
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