PADI Overview

About PADI

PADI 100 pxPADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors and it’s the world’s largest recreational diver training organization. PADI offers a variety of courses from beginner to advanced levels. Just jump into the water and try diving with a dive professional, become a certified Open Water diver or learn more with the PADI Specialty courses Nitrox, Wreck or Deep Diver, PADI has it all. All PADI courses follow strict educational standards to guarantee maximal safety.

The Courses

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Make your kid’s birthday a day it will never forget and let it try scuba diving. The PADI Bubblemaker is a pool program, designed for kids (as well as adults wishing an extra slow and easy approach to diving). The program introduced diving in a playful and fun way down to a maximum depth of two meters.

Discover Scuba Diving

Do you want to try scuba diving but aren’t sure yet if scuba diving is really something for you? The Discover Scuba Diving Program will let you experience scuba diving under close supervision of a dive professional. The course can be conducted in our pool or in the ocean. Don’t think too much, just try!

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is your entrance ticket into the world of diving. During this course you learn all the essential theory and skills for independent and safe scuba diving to a depth of 18 meters. With a PADI Open Water certification you will be able to dive on the vast majority of dive boats and dive sites of our blue planet. Start your PADI adventure today!

PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver is a subset of the Open Water Diver course consisting of only two Open Water Dives (instead of four) down to 12 meters. The course is designed for students, who don’t have time to complete the whole Open Water course. Get your license in only two days!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The second level after the PADI Open Water Diver course is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. This course consists of 5 Adventure Dives which are completed during two days on the boat. The course is mainly skill-based and will take you down to a depth of 30 meters. The Advanced Open Water is probably the most fun course PADI offers, no long class room session, just DIVING!

PADI Rescue Diver

Whereas the PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water improved your knowledge and skills, the PADI Rescue Diver course will take you one step further and teaches you how to act appropriate in emergencies and dive accidents. You will learn how to take care of others, the first step onto the professional level of scuba diving.

PADI Enriched Air Diver

Nitrox also called Enriched Air is Air which has a higher percentage of oxygen than 21 %. The higher percentage of oxygen and consequently lower percentage of nitrogen extend your no-decompression limits significantly. Do your Nitrox license with Scuba Bangkok in just 1-2 days.