DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
Here you are, surrounded by all those divers, even watching them from the surface, breathing hard through your snorkel… So, what's the deal ? Half-hour of theory to understand the main bases, a few skills in shallow water to get comfortable with the equipment, and there you're gone for a proper dive, safely guided by one of our instructors…
Can you imagine a better swimming pool ?
With this course, you'll become a certified diver, allowed to dive everywhere in the world. Theory and shallow water training sessions are usually conducted at Koh Payam, so that the best part of the program, the dives, can be done during the trip of your choice. The big advantage is that once the 4 actual dives of the course are over, you still can join the other fun-divers and enjoy the rest of the cruise. If you feel like completing your experience, you can also easily enroll in the Advanced course, directly onboard.
Ideal on a live-aboard, this course is above all practical : no final exam here, but a perfect way to review theoretical knowledge and be introduced to different kind of diving. The 5 dives of the program (amongst them, the Deep dive, the Navigation dive, the Night dive…) will also give you a perfect way to assess your underwater skills. Finally you'll get out of there more confident, ready for new underwater adventures…
MEDIC FIRST AID
The necessary step before you start the Rescue course (unless you show proof of similar training within the last 2 years). This program gives you the essentials of general first aid, so it concerns also non-divers.
Through this course, you'll definitely make a big step towards capability and comfort. The academic sessions, conducted at Koh Payam, will complete your knowledge in diving physiology, equipment and more. You will be then given the best ways to handle stress in the water, applying the Medic First Aid 's theory to more specific diving problems.
Be honest : haven't you ever dreamt of saving your instructor from the most perilous situations ?…
First professional level of the PADI system, the Dive Master is a guide for certified divers and is also an Instructor's assistant. 4 to 6 weeks minimum are required to complete the course. The candidate has to be willing to provide fun and comfort to the divers he will at last be in charge of. He'll become responsible of the equipment and the logistics. None of these are simple tasks… but there is the challenge !