PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course Age 10+ - Entry-Level Dive Course

Never dived before? No problem – you really can breathe and swim underwater with a little guidance! Try a quick and easy introduction to scuba with PADI Discover Scuba Diving.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a short course designed to introduce you to the underwater world safely and with minimal training.

Pool Only

08:00 – 3:30pm
Find out what it feels like to breathe underwater in a safe and controlled environment and try scuba diving in the swimming pool. You’ll learn a few of the basic scuba diving skills under the careful supervision of a PADI Instructor. If you feel comfortable in the pool you can progress on to making a dive or two in the ocean.


Pool + Boat

08:00 – 15:30
(Pool + Boat)
Learn some basic skills in the pool and have time to get comfortable with the equipment and your instructor. You can then complete two dives to a maximum depth of 12m, accompanied by a PADI Instructor.




Boat Only

08:00 – 15:00
If you’ve dived before or are very comfortable in water, but don’t have a license, skip the pool training session and go straight out on the boat to complete a dive or two at one of Lanta’s top dive sites. Run through a few skills with your instructor in shallow water before continuing into deeper water for your first dive.


  • Age 10+
  • 0.5 – 1.5 Days
  • In Good HealthNot suffering from a cold or ear infection, and meet PADI Course Health Requirements.

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving


PADI Discover Scuba Diving,0.5- 1.5 days

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Why Choose Scubafish?

What languages can I learn in?

We run fully supported PADI dive courses in:

  • English
  • German
  • Swedish
  • French

Course materials (DVDs, manuals, quizzes & exams) are available in many other languages allowing us to run the following semi-supported courses:

  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Thai
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • other languages available on request

What's included in the price?

PADI Discover Scuba Diving costs [dsd_pool_full]?–[dsd_pb2_full]? THB and includes:

  • Free transfers to & from any Lanta resort
  • Small groups (2:1 Instructor normally, max 4 per Instructor)
  • The lastest PADI course materials
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Free Scubafish T-Shirt

When you are out on the dive boats we also include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Iced Coffee
  • Fruit juices
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Tea & coffee
  • Fresh fruit
  • Towels

Optional Extras:

  • Private Instructor – [pinst_1d_full]? THB p/day

Additional Fees:

National Marine Park Entry Fees:

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Become a PADI Discover Scuba Diver:

  • You’ll be able to dive for 12 months as long as you’re accompanied by a PADI professional.
  • The skills you complete in the pool may be credited toward the PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver certification.
  • See what the fuss is all about!
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How often do courses run?

Courses start every day, at around 08.00. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips.

How long does each dive last?

It depends how long it takes you to breathe one tank of Air. Each 12L tanks is filled to 200 BAR. An average male can expect around 40 mins on their first dive and 45-50 mins on the second dive. An average female can expect her air to last a little longer. Your air tends to last longer the more relaxed you are and the less you exert yourself underwater.

What's the next step?

Trying PADI Discover Scuba Diving is only the start!

Your next step would be to complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course the first certification level course.

Or perhaps you just feel like repeating this experience? Scubafish is ideally located in the South of Ko Lanta to offer shorter journey times on daily dive trips to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.

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What will I learn during PADI Discover Scuba Diving?

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course consists of three quick and easy steps to get you in the water:


A brief introduction on what to expect, basic safety concepts, hand signal communication and equipment use. This will either involve a short DVD and a talk with your instructor, or if you are taking the boat only option an introductory briefing and presentation from your instructor during the journey.

An introduction to breathing rules and equalisation techniques. You’ll breathe and swim underwater, as well as learn how to clear your regulator and mask in either one of our pools or at the start of your first dive in shallow water from the boat. It is advisable to try the equipment, techniques and skills in the pool to increase your confidence before heading out on the boat if you have the time, or are a little nervous.

Scuba Diver - Pool Training Session

Choose to make 1 or 2 dives from the boat to a maximum depth of 12 meters under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor. Descend slowly with your instructor over a shallow sandy area before progressing a little deeper and exploring the underwater world.

Scuba Diver - Day Out on the Boat



PADI Course Health Requirements

You must complete and sign the PADI Medical Statement, which includes a medical-history section, to enrol in PADI scuba training programs. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving but indicates a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving. Your doctor would be required to complete the PADI Medical Statement & Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination on your behalf in this instance. PADI - the way the world learns to dive

National Marine Park Fees

Please note that during High Season (November – May) everyone is required to pay [mp_full]? THB per day National Marine Park Fee when out at the Lanta Dive sites.

Since this is a seasonal charge, this is not included in the course price.


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