Thailand Dive and Sail have an unique approach to teaching PADI courses in Khao Lak. As diving instructors, we have certified hundreds of students and still dive every day when the seasons allow. We fully understand the needs of people wishing to learn to dive. Some students are ready from the word go to take the plunge into the ocean, others have fears and anxiety about their first time underwater. That is why we specialise in tailoring the right course for you. Unlike other Khao Lak dive shops who want to teach as many students as possible at the same time at corner cutting prices, our courses provide one on one tuition for single students, couples or groups and are conducted at the student's pace, not ours.
When learning to dive with us you will not only cover all standards laid down by PADI but you will receive the benefit of our years spent diving. We will teach you those extra things not covered by PADI courses, so when you receive your certification you will feel fully confident underwater and able to handle a wider range of situations.
Thailand Dive and Sail have to date, a 100% pass rate on our open water courses. Do not worry if you are nervous but still want to learn. Many people have a fear of water and not everyone takes to diving straight away. With our patience and understanding we can help to turns these fears into a proper approach to diving and help you develop and hone the skills necessary to feel safe underwater. Its good to remember that anxiety can be a better approach to getting ready to dive rather than just jumping in. Anxiety makes you concentrate more on preparing yourself to dive, to run the pre-dive checks and plan your dive correctly in the first place. What's more we are with you every step of the way.
Our courses are fully flexible to meet your needs. We do not follow the schedules laid down by busy dive boats following tight timelines often visiting locations unsuitable for courses. We carefully plan your course around your schedule and chose the best dive sites to aid your development. We also offer courses in most international languages.
There are also endless possibilities on how we conduct your course. Day trip diving is the most popular way, but with Thailand Dive and Sail you could also consider staying overnight at the Similan Islands or learning whilst on a liveaboard boat, spending more time where the training counts, on and under the sea. Local dives from Khao Lak are also available at the Boonsung Wreck if you are short on time and do not fancy the daily transfer out to the Islands. For advanced courses we can also conduct training at some of the areas more advanced sites such as Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.
If you are looking for the cheapest way possible to dive there are plenty of Khao Lak dive centres catering for this. The prices for our courses reflect a much higher standard of training, flexibility, care and attention. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and let Thailand Dive and Sail teach you to Dive with a Smile ;)
Thailand Dive and Sail offer the full range of PADI courses depending on your training wishes. If you have never dived before you can try diving with us, if you are already certified we can provide further dive education. Just click on the link below for the course you are interested in.
Thailand Dive & Sail are very passionate about underwater photography. After years or researching and practise we have in depth knowledge second to none that we want to share with you to improve your skills. If you have never dived with a camera before, our tips about composition or shooting techniques will get you started on the right track, along with carefully considered advice about purchasing, setting up and maintaining your camera set-up.
If you are looking to take your photography to the next level, we can help you with settings to use with external strobes and different lens, showing you the best places and angles to shoot from, advice on which lens set up for each dive and most importantly where the cool subjects are. Check-out our photos page, it is packed with our best photos including facts about the photographs and subjects, along with a comprehensive guide to the settings, lens and strobes we used to capture the images. PADI Underwater Digital Photography courses available upon request or contact us about custom photography courses.
Over the years we have conducted many Divemaster courses in the Similan Islands and in Burma's, Mergui Archipelago. Many of our students have gone on to become leading dive professionals working in Thailand and other areas around the world. If you are interested in taking your diving hobby to the next level and becoming a PADI professional then consider training with Thailand Dive and Sail. There is no fixed schedule or no time constraints with our Divemaster courses, like all our training, courses are tailored to suit the needs of the student, whether you are short on time or considering an extended internship.
What's more, like our entry level courses you would learn from our experience beyond the course outlines. Again the price for our Divemaster courses reflect a much higher standard of training, flexibility, care and attention. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
"I got advice from these guys and everything was SPOT ON!!!! Its hard to find so much knowledge about dive sites in Thailand and SPECIALLY about Burma (Myanmar). Had a great live aboard trip to the Mergui Archipelago in Burma through these guys. With Thailand Dive and Sail you dont get any unpleasant surprises and I got exactly what they promised. Amazing diving and great guides and staff. I definitely dived with a smile ;-) Will be back again for sure :-) Thanks for a great planed trip guys :-) "★★★★★ by Tom S 11.09.2011 0.3