So, finally, you booked this exotic vacation to Thailand and now you're thinking of something really different? Why not get the PADI Open Water Certificate? It lasts for several days and opens a new underwater world.
PADI is the most widely available rating in only a few stores offering NAUI and SSI certificates. There are diving shops in Thailand such as Phuket, Khao Lak, Chumpon, Hua Hin, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, Koh Chang, Koh Samet, Pattaya, Phi Phi, Krabi etc.
Some dive shops are tied to resorts, while many have their own businesses. PADI Open Water papers can be made in your home country before you arrive and pay in Thailand or across Thailand. You also have the option of daily excursions or a willingness from a live ship.
The place where your course is going depends on what your preference is. Each venue has its own attractions, and if you want to spend more on the water than it is below it, you should choose your destination for other offers. Likewise, not every dive shop or instructor is of the same quality.
Would you like to visit more dive shops where you are and meet with the instructor if Open Water is there. If English is not your mother tongue, you can find a dive shop with a Dutch, French, Italian language instructor. In the most popular diving areas, dive shops are taught and tested in a number of languages.
Standard equipment also differs between stores. You want to make sure the equipment is not too old and well-maintained, stored and properly cleaned. For example, regulators go into their mouths and clean them between users. In addition, most people urinate in their detoxification and have to be cleaned after each dive. All equipment must be cleaned with salt water or damaged by crystallization.
Poorly maintained regulators, BCDs and submersible computers may be defective and cause serious accidents that may even lead to death. Likewise, a poorly trained diving instructor or someone who does not take his job seriously can kill him.
One of the most popular venues for Thailand PADI courses is Koh Tao, which is known for cheap diving and many diving shops near Samui. There are plenty of choices here, and it would be wise to take your time and visit as many stores as possible. Koh Tao is a good place to learn how to move and move on to the Rescue Diver, Divemaster / Master Scuba Diver and Instructor Courses.
However, this island is not recommended for fun, recreational diving, as the visibility and quality of reefs is relatively weak. Koh Tao is the most popular for young backpackers, although there are resorts that do not enjoy this scene. Phi Phi offers a similar scene in smaller sizes, with better scuba diving.
Quality diving is best in Phuket or Khao Lak, where easy access to Similan Islands is provided. These nine islands are part of the province of Phang Nga and are located in a marine national park. They are clean and rich in wildlife above and below the water. The beaches here are the most beautiful in the world, and diving spots are among the best in the world. The colorful reefs and rocks are formed plus many coral and marine life. Visibility is also good, ranging from 30 to 50 meters.
The best way to view Similans via liveaboard and most dive providers let you work on paper and pool they are usually finished diving courses in Phuket. Keep in mind that Similans is closed during the low season because the conditions for navigation and diving are favorable. Furthermore, the depth of the sites far exceeds the 40-foot recreational barrier and some have electricity. We recommend that you have a stronger diver on the courses before the open water and let it cross the border.
There are diving courses in Samui, and abundant dive service providers offer all levels of diving courses in Phuket, some of Krabi. In fact, you can find diving courses in Pattaya, Koh Chang, and other places, but you do not choose the flexibility of the date.
Source by Andrew Bond