Try Scuba Diving


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Try diving enables scuba diving in the sea without a diving license. No prior experience is required. The try diving course, accompanied by a diving instructor, provides a first glimpse into the fascinating underwater world and the popular recreational activity. The dives are carried out on shallow but beautiful reefs with numerous marine life. The offer includes a full day diving excursion by boat as well as 2 dives at two different dive sites.





Do you love the ocean? Do you often snorkel and want to know how it feels like to breathe underwater? Are your friends or family already divers; but you are unsure whether diving suits you? Or you are simply looking for a new adventure? Then the try scuba diving program is just the thing for you. A Try Dive / Try Scuba Dive is the same than Discover Scuba Diving and can be done in one day. Some call it as well trial dive or check out dive. Check out our try dive and try sail option.

It opens the gate to an indescribably beautiful and unknown world and you experience diving close. There is no other feeling like floating weightlessly over colorful coral reefs while looking at all the diverse marine life in their natural environment.

The itinerary for Discover Scuba Diving

  • 08:00am Departure from Chalong Pier by dive boat
  • 10:00am First discover scuba dive of the day
  • 11:30am Delicious Thai lunch. The lunch get served in a protected where we have plenty of time to relax, go swimming, sun bathing and chatting with other passionate divers (about 2 hours)
  • 01:00pm Second try scuba dive at a different location
  • We will be back at the harbour between 3pm and 4:30pm depending the dive destination.

Where do I dive during the Discover Scuba Diving in Phuket?

In our family-operated diving school in Phuket, you will not be treated like a number. The Try Scuba Diving takes place in small groups and with personal attention on our own diving boat.
There is an abundance of marine life at the dives sites located in the Andaman Sea around Phuket and your instructor will show you a diverse variety of fish, corals and marine creatures. As we have a flexible boat schedule we choose the dive sites in the morning of the Try Scuba Diving day depending on prevailing conditions such as weather, waves, tides and currents. Enjoy 2 dives with no time limit, on our easygoing diving boat. Dive sites suitable for Try Scuba Diving in Phuket are the Racha Islands, Koh Mai Thon and Koh Doc Mai.


Please note that you are not allowed to fly after scuba diving for at least 18 hours.

Fit to dive?
We are asked this question quite often. Almost everyone is going to be fit to dive, but some medical conditions can cause problems underwater so it is important to make sure that you know if you are medically fit to dive. When you start a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, you are required to complete a medical statement to declare yourself fit to dive. This statement lists medical conditions that may be affected by diving so be sure to answer completely and honestly – it’s for your own safety.

Minimum age
10 years or older
Previous experience in diving
No prior experience and swimming skills required. You will get a briefing about the equipment, safety and marine life. However, you should feel comfortable in the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any dangerous creatures I need to worry about?

Injuries to scuba divers from marine creatures are very rare. There is a lot of talk about sharks however attacks to scuba divers is extremely rare. There are a lot of different creatures in the sea that can bite or sting however 99.9% of the creatures are placid and timid and will not bother you. The golden rule is don’t touch or intimidate and you won’t get hurt. Very wise words.

Can I scuba dive without a certification / license?

How to try scuba diving without license? We have a program called Try Scuba Diving which is designed for uncertified diver to safely explore the underwater world. Other terms for Try Scuba diving are: discovery dive, resort dive course, try dive, discover scuba diving, test dive and checkout dive.

Do I need a licence to Scuba Dive?

No, you can try scuba diving with this one day activity also called Try Dive, Discover Scuba Diving, Taster Dive or Discover Scuba.

Do I need to know how to swim to scuba dive?

The short answer is no (but it helps). You can do the Discover Scuba Diving – SSI Try Scuba Diving without knowing how to swim. If you would like to become a SSI certified diver then you will need to know how to swim 200m or snorkel 300m!

Do you offer SNUBA?

No – We discontinued offering SNUBA in 2013 as we think there are better ways to discover the underwater world. We would be delighted to take you out on a boat day trip for try diving.

I would like to try diving. Is this possible and do I do it with others?

We offer introductory dives bring you the fun of diving closer and are therefore carried out in small groups of a maximum of 2 – 3 students per instructor.

What do I need to take on the day trip boat with me?

Sunblock, towel, swimwear, in low season it’s a good idea to bring rain wear and a warm jacket. Most things are included in our trip price. Soft drinks and beers are the only items you need to pay for. There is a limited supply and selection on the dive boats so please feel free to bring your own and store it in the icebox onboard.

What sort of food will be on the day trip?

Food is a mixture of Thai and Western (more Thai). Our boat can cater for vegetarian or vegan on special request. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to provide you with meals to your liking.

Which sunscreen is allowed in Thailand?

Thailand bans sunscreen with harmful chemicals for coral reefs in country’s national parks. The Royal Gazette has announced the prohibition of the use of sunscreen that contains any of four chemicals considered to be harmful to coral reefs in the national parks, effective August 4th, 2021 onwards.

The use of sunscreen with oxybenzone, Octinoxate, 4MBC, and Butylparaben are banned in the country’s national parks as such chemicals are damaging corals every year, according to the order. According to academic studies, chemicals found in sunscreen have damaged coral embryos, obstruct the corals’ reproduction system and lead to coral bleaching. About 3,500 brands of sunscreen were discovered to contain at least one of the harmful chemicals, according to the studies citing by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Violators will be charged for violating section 20 of the National Park Act B.E. 2522 and can be fined up to 100,000 baht.

Tourists are strongly encouraged to use water-resistant sunscreen or sunscreens with mineral-based products, such as zinc oxide, during their visit to the national parks.

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