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Phi Phi Overnight SPECIAL !
This low season we started running two Phi Phi trips a week, which we must admit, was a little worrying when we first made this decision — (we know this trip is always popular, but…) It turned out we have not cancelled one trip for the whole months of July and August and every customer came back happy!!

For those thinking to do their Open Water course in Phuket, The monsoon rain and wind make beach dives impossible (great surfing instead). We came up with a great idea and so far is very well-received:

Open Water Course combining Phi Phi Overnight.
Students will spend two days in classroom and swimming pool, and finish their open water dives over the two-day period on our Phi Phi trip. Students will get 6 dives (only have to skip King Cruiser Wreck which is too deep and can be a little unnerving for beginners) instead of the usual 4, one night to relax on Phi Phi and at the end of the trip, voila, you get your certifications!

The price also is most attractive: 14,990 Baht, including EVERYTHING, from instruction to training to equipment to meals/accommodation to certification & manual. Most people who heard about this option immediately sign up for it ! (if you do the math, a regular 4-day course is 14,400 Baht already any way and you don t get to go to Phi Phi , let alone a night at a cosy bungalow by the beach!)

And MORE :
Phi Phi Overnight the MOST SPECIAL

be the first 4 people to book online and
enjoy a 50% discount of this trip!

October 2007 Only: Normally 9,900 Baht… you only pay 4,950 Baht
Non-diver is 50% off this 50% off!

Come Dive with me !

FREE 7 nights accommodation if you book 6 days
of diving in October 2007 on Greta

Yes that’s right.. free room at Peach Hill Resort Kata
(1 night on Phi Phi during the overnight trip).
Only for the luckiest couple!

Will you be my DMT ?
FREE 7 nights accommodation if you sign up and
start your Dive Master Course by 15 Oct 2007

7 nights at a nice, clean, safe guesthouse.. on us !
Only 3 spaces available!

Please email me for further details if you want to know more about these special promotions. Don t miss this great opportunity!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

The rain at the first few days of this month marked the end of the draught (which as a result left some of us without water at home to shower) and the beginning of the quiet Green (low) Season. It is also the time of the year when most dive professionals here take their holidays after a busy six-month period.

But it is not just the instructors and dive masters that need a break to recharge and rejuvenate — we all agreed that our hard-working dive boat should take her annual leave too – she is going to the shipyard on the 20th of May, and will come back with a fresh face to greet everybody after the first week of June.

ADEX, Asia Dive Expo , 2007 was held from 27 to 29 April at Hall 106, Bangkok International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BITEC). It was a great opportunity to meet and mingle with divers from other countries, gather info about new diving equipments, and find out about PADI new projects / plans. We took part as well! It was nice to see and chat with fellow dive operators, instructors, suppliers visiting from Phuket — the people we mainly only had a chance to speak on the phone during high season when everybody was busy!

Hope you enjoy reading our newsletters as much as I enjoy writing them. The following months will be the time for us to prepare for the next High Season. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our services, or any feedback about the trips / diving you had done with us in the past, please feel free to email us. Your opinions will be much appreciated.

Greetings from sunny Phuket! We trust, all around the world, you are happy and well.

For those who were with us in the past months, we would like to give a big thank you and hope you all enjoyed the experience. For those who plan to come back to Phuket we sincerely hope we will have a chance to look after all your diving interests and needs.

Similan diving season is coming to an end and our first year of running the two liveaboard boats was a successful one and from it we learned also how to improve a few things here and there.

The cabins on the liveaboard boat have gone through a minor makeover to meet our (and your) high standard. Our other boat will undergo a major change: 5 cabins will be converted into rooms with en suite bathrooms, and the total number of people we take will drop to 14. This is again is to ensure the quality of the trip and the service we can provide to the customers.

There is again, everyone’s favorite, our lovely dive boat. Starting from March we are running two Phi Phi overnight trips a week (Friday – Saturday; Sunday – Monday) and the diving around Phi Phi recently has been excellent. Owen, our very experienced tour leader, found a place at Phi Phi where basically guarantees sightings of Black-tips. You can stay put and watch, there are as many as 15 – 20 on some days. Other highlights include tiger tail seahorses at Shark Point and Bida Nai, Frog Fish, Bamboo Sharks harlequin shrimp on Koh Doc Mai, which our professional dive guides can find and show to customers every time (and you must know those are not very easy to spot sometimes).

The dive boat will be out of the water for two weeks in May for the annual maintenance in the shipyard. She will be back to meet customers at the beginning of June.

Last but not least, hello once more from all the staff to our dear customers! We look forward to diving with you again soon!

dm / idc

PADI Divemaster Internship & Instructor Development Course (IDC)

1,490 US$
(regular price… 2,000 US$)
Start anytime or click here to contact us for more information.

Divemaster Course (2-3 weeks):

40 Training dives to meet PADI minimum requirements prior to certification
Dive leadership skills training through independent study & classroom sessions and by using the PADI Divemaster Manual and DVD
Waterskills and stamina exercises in confined and open water environments.
Three required training exercises that test your organizational & problem solving abilities.
Practical Training Exercises: simulated scenarios in supervising and assisting divers, under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
hands-on experience supervising and assisting divers aboard our diving vessel, under the direction of our popular Boat Manager
Unlimited shore dives on our house reef, weather permitting

IDC (10 days):

1 day Instructor Development PREP course
Digital Dive Theory Review Manual
The Assistant Instructor Course (4 days)
The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Program (5 days)
2 Confined Water Sessions covering Instructor Skills Demonstration Workshop and the Open Water Rescue Diver courses Presentations
2 Open Water Sessions covering presentations in teaching the Open Water, Advance, and Rescue Diver Courses and multi-level training workshop
21 IDC Curiculum Presentations conducted by your Course Director & IDC Staff Instructor
4 Classroom Presentations covering all PADI courses
EANx Instructor Course
Instructor Examination Prep Day
Logistic support during your Instructor Examination in Phuket.

Reasons to become a PADI Divemaster with the friendliest dive center in Phuket:
Training & Guidance by the experienced Divers Team of Master Scuba Diver Trainers, IDC Staff, and Course Directors
Dive along side our experienced pro team, participating in real life training with actual students, hands on practical training as a DM with certified divers, and live a cool life style!
Get valuable training from our Boat Leader and diving gurus aboard our famous day trip boat. Many of our graduates are currently tour leaders for liveaboards (Colona VI, Nautica, SSD3, Queen Scuba & more) through out Phuket.
Unlimited training dives to hone your skills in our house reef off the beach in Kata and aboard our dive day boat.
Weekly Counseling Session with your Course Director
20% – 25% discount on all PADI materials & dive equipment
Receive honest & Personal Advice and assistance on equipment investment, employment & visa requirements for Thailand etc.

Certified as an Openwater Diver, Advance Diver and Rescue Diver (PADI or equivalency from other training organizations such as SSI, NAUI, CMAS)
Proof of CPR & First AID training (EFR, AHA, MFA etc.)
Current logbook with at least 20 open water dives

Offer is valid from 1st March 2007 to 31st July 2007, or while spaces are available.
Reserve your space early to guarantee. We limit number of candidates to 4 per program to ensure optimal training to meet our high standard of practice.
Payment: reservation can be done via credit card; due to the exceptional discount of the program, rest payment must be in cash on arrival or via bank transfer to our accounts, conveniently located in Thailand, Singapore, the United States, Germany and Japan.

Program duration: 4 – 6 weeks
Prices exclude PADI materials, equipment purchases & PADI Exam & application fees

PADI Examination & application Processing Fees:
Divemaster & PADI membership Registration: 120 AU$
Instructor Application: 170 AU$
Instructor Examination: 485 US$

PADI Professional Material Requirement:
Divemaster (Crew Pak- 60305):

Divemaster Crew Pack (DM Manual, the Encyclopedia of diving, Diving Knowledge Workbook, 4 DM Slates)
RDP Wheel (60048)IDC Phuket
eRDP (70028)
RDP Table (60055)

Instructor (CrewPak-60033):

PADI Instructor Manual — CD–ROM or Paper
Instructor Candidate Workbook
Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning Slate
Discover Scuba Diver Aquatic Cue Card
Open Water Course Aquatic Cue Cards — 2 sets
Adventures in Diving Aquatic Cue Cards
Rescue Diver Aquatic Cue Cards
Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exams
Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
Divemaster Final Exams Booklet

Total Materials Price: 995 US$ (you can order directly from PADI)

Our Candidate Price: 28,000 Baht
Pre-order with us and save almost 150 US$. Cash payment on arrival!

Not sure about what you need? contact our Course Director, directly.

Unlike many others where a business manager answer your email; you will already have met your Instructor trainer, who will guide you through the process each step of the way. He will work with you personally and provide honest advice to meet your budget needs.

click here to download information about the deluxe version of DM-IDC program

Phuket Liveaboard Cruises

The best site to find whale sharks
What’s more important – great food or air conditioning?

Phuket Scuba Diving Daytrips

Our boat gets a makeover
What’s the best day of the week to go on a Day Trip?

Dive Sites
Phi Phi vs. rest of Thailand
Similan in one day?

PADI Scuba Diving Courses
Become a certified diver. Get the best training in the world.
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IDC Packages…
Our next PADI IDC in Phuket
(only 1,090 US$) starts on
Wednesday Dec 31st, 1969


Phi Phi Overnight special
Dive Packages

padi idc prices

PADI IDC Phuket Packages
GoPro 1:     PREP + IDC + EANxI (more info…)     1,090 US$     Quick Enquiry
GoPro 2:     PREP + IDC + EFRI + EANxI (more info…)     1,290 US$     Quick Enquiry
GoPro 3:     PREP + IDC + EFRI + EANxI + DSAT Gas Blender Inst. (more info…)     1,490 US$     Quick Enquiry
GoPro 4:     PREP + IDC + EFRI + EANxI + MSDT PREP (more info…)     from 1,790 US$     Quick Enquiry
* Include: IDC tuition benefit, airport pick-up and EANx Instructor course. (Courses exclude: PADI Materials)
** Include: IDC tuition benefits. Your EFR Instructor Course will include Primary & Secondary Care, and Care for Children Instructor rating. For more information, go to and read about the exciting changes in the EFR program. (Courses exclude: manuals, certification fee or refresher course fee if required)
*** Same info as GoPro 2 plus the most sought after by liveaboard operators, DSAT Gas Blender. (Courses exclude: manuals, certification fee or refresher course fee if required)
**** A complete program to prepare you to be employed as a dive industry leader. You are welcome to remain with us & teach along side our instructors in PADI courses (up to 10) to gain valuable teaching experience.
Reasons to join us for your PADI IDC (price: 1,090 US$)

IE Pass Guarantee – your next IDC with us is free of charge if you happen to have a bad day
ONLINE BOOKING Bonus: a free day trip aboard our dive boat (Value at 3,600 Baht)
Dedicated classroom & PADI library throughout your IDC (open late for your convenience)
FREE hi-speed internet access
FREE “Full Day Prep Course” and special review Booklet to help you brush up on your skills and dive theories knowledge
Choose 1 FREE Specialty Instructor Course: EANx, Navigation or Underwater Naturalists (Value at 125 US$)
Up to 20% discount on all PADI materials, dive equipment, day and liveaboard dive trips
24/7 emergency phone support during your IDC
Employment Internship Service – unlike others, we will help you set up interviews with our partners, or remain in Phuket and gain some teaching experience with us, Just ask and we’ll be happy to assist.
Unconditional Support during the IE – No, we can’t do the IE for you :-). But our team will be there to assist with transportation, tanks, weights and moral support!!!

Please contact us for more information.

or Click here to download all information as a PDF file (351Kb)
PADI Instructor Materials Required:
Click here for the PADI Pricelist

Instructor Manual
IDC Candidate Workbook
Confined & Open Water Cue Cards
Confined Water Preparation & Open Water Planning Slates
Discover Scuba Diving Instructor cue card
Adventure in Diving Instructor cue cards
Rescue Diver Instructor cue cards
Exams booklet: Open Water Course, Rescue Diver Course, Divemaster Course
Specialty Instructor Outlines (PADI members click for free download):
Project AWARE Program
Coral Reef Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI Fees** (Asia Pacific office):
** Note: these fees are not covered by your IDC or course tuition.
You will need to pay to PADI directly after your course via credit cards or bank transfer.
Please contact us for more information.
Instructor Examination (IE)    675 AU$
Instructor Application Fee    170 AU$
EFR Instructor Fee    108 AU$
EFR Certification Envelope    46 AU$
Specialty Instructor Fee    63 AU$
Individual Course Prices:
Please contact us for more information.
IDC Prep Course (1 day)    95 US$
Instructor Development Course (IDC)    1,090 US$
Crossover & OWSI Program (5 days)    790 US$
Assistant Instructor Course (4 days)    490 US$
EFR Instructor Course – CPR/1st AID adult & Children (2 days)    350 US$
DAN Emergency O2 Instructor Qualification Course (1 day)    250 US$
DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Course (2 days)    250 US$
Deep Specialty Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
Wreck Specialty Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
EANx Specialty Instructor Course (1/2 day)    150 US$
Digital Underwater Photography Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
Navigation Specialty Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
Naturalist Specialty Instructor Course (1/2 day)    150 US$
Night Specialty Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
DPV Specialty Instructor Course (1 day)    150 US$
Draeger Re-breather Instructor Course (1 day)    590 US$
MSDT Program with 5 Specialties (3 days)    540 US$
IDC Staff Instructor (4 — 9 days)    550 US$

Phuket Liveaboard Cruises

The best site to find whale sharks
What’s more important – great food or air conditioning?

Phuket Scuba Diving Daytrips

Our boat gets a makeover
What’s the best day of the week to go on a Day Trip?

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