Diving on Koh Tao without a Certification – Discover Scuba Diving/Try Scuba Diving

One Day Scuba Diving/Try Scuba Diving/Discover Scuba Diving – why so many different names?

There are many different names for a ‘One Day Scuba Diving’ trip on Koh Tao. They can also be called ‘Discover Scuba Dives’, ‘Try Scuba Dives’, ‘Basic Diver’ and a few more – luckily they all mean the same thing. These programmes are aimed at scuba diving beginners who have no diving certification and don’t have enough time to do the full certification course or who aren’t interested in doing so.

So if you would like to discover Koh Tao’s beautiful dive sites in just one day with no prior experience then the One Day Discover Scuba Dive is for you!

How does the One Day Scuba Diving trip work and what’s involved?

The one day scuba diving trip that we offer here at Phoenix Divers Koh Tao is the perfect programme designed for complete beginners to discover Koh Tao’s beautiful dive sites. We will take you diving in complete safety and in small group sizes. All of our experienced dive team have years of experience teaching new divers so there’s no doubt your one day diving trip will be one to remember and leave you wanting to come back for more.

Morning intro & Pool dive

We meet in the morning at our diving school on Sairee Beach and introduce you to your diving instructor. You will then spend some time in the classroom learning the real basics and the do’s and don’ts of Scuba Diving. We then move onto to an introduction about the diving equipment you will be using for the day. There will then be a small presentation and a video to watch as well as some simple paperwork to complete.

We then take you into our purpose built dive pool for a quick intro dive to get you ready for your ocean dives. This intro pool dive will teach you the real basics, hand signals so that you can communicate underwater with your instructor and begin to feel comfortable wearing the dive equipment.

Afternoon Ocean Dives

After the pool dive you will have a break for lunch before meeting back at our diving school and then heading out on our big pink dive boat. You will then get the chance to do two dives at two of Koh Tao’s beautiful dive sites to a maximum depth of 12 meters. The dive sites we select for the One Day Diving trip will always be in shallower, protected bays or at dive sites with nice and calm diving conditions – perfect for beginners! You will get to see lots of smaller beautiful reef fish, colourful coral and if you’re lucky maybe even a turtle, sting rays, puffer fish and more.

What is the schedule for our One Day Discover Scuba Dive programme?

09h00 – 11h00
Meet at our Dive Center on Sairee Beach and spend around two hours with your instructor going over the basics of Scuba Diving before heading into our dive pool for a quick practice dive.

11h00 – 12h15
You will have some spare time to go and get some lunch (not included) at any of the restaurants nearby before returning to our dive centre at 12h15.

12h30 – 16h30
Our dive boat will depart at 12h30 and go for two dives at two of Koh Tao’s beautiful dive sites. The first dive is included in the 2,500thb price and the second dive is an extra 1,000thb. If you don’t want to do the second dive you can relax on our spacious dive boat.

Check out our TripAdvisor reviews for our One Day Discover Scuba Diving programme, we’re ranked in the top 5 of over 100 tours on Koh Tao –

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE – I had one day diving experience and I regret not to be longer in the island in order to do all the course. Nevertheless the experience was amazing and quite unforgettable. The place for diving, the staff, the instructor and the spirit between other tourists that were there too was magnificent! It was a really very good day in the sea. I recommend 100% this place to learn how to dive! Thank you for all the Phoenix Diving Team.


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FUN & SAFE – We had an amazing time with Hugo and Chris. We took the Discover Scuba Dive module and ended up doing an extra dive (because it was too good). The instructors took us first to a swimming pool and then to the ocean. I felt safe all the time and now I want to take the whole license module.


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AMAZING INSTRUCTOR – We went out and did two dives with Hugo and I have to say both the company and Hugo were incredible. We did the discover scuba dive course (one day diving for beginners) and Hugo was really patient and made us feel very comfortable (we were quite nervous before diving for the very first time!).
Under the water Hugo was always checking up on us and making sure everything was ok. Would definitely use these guys again!!


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