• Diving •
Diving at Koh Lipe
some of the most outstanding reefs and spectacular scenery in the Andaman Sea.
1 DAY GROUP FUNDIVING (2 dives) : 3,000 baht pp + the 200 baht marine park fee + 500 baht for private guide.
Fun dives are for certified divers, so for those who hold a valid diving license & have dived relatively recently, in the last year or so. The 2 open water dives include all those listed above. Should you have your own set of equipment you can take 500baht off the above price. A full set of equipment is mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, Reg & 3mm shortie wetsuit. Water temperatures range from 27 to 30 degrees year round.
1 DAY PADI SCUBA REFRESHER : 1 confined water dive and 1 open water DIVE
3,500 baht pp + 200baht marine park fee.
The scuba review option is for certified divers who already hold a diving license but have not dived in the last year or two, or for those certified divers who have dived recently but still do not feel very comfortable underwater. This refresher scuba diving program begins at 10am until about 4 or 4:30 pm. The morning begins with a review of the scuba tune up paper (a multiple choice paper) to see which diving details you may have forgotten. Then a reintroduction to your scuba equipment on how to assemble & disassemble your gear so you can become familiar with everything once again. This is followed by a briefing on the basic skills that we will refresh in shallow water such as regulator clearing & recovery, buoyancy, mask clearing & how to descend & ascend from the dives safely. These exercises will be practiced in water shallow enough in which to stand up while you become comfortable with being back in the water.
The confined water training dive will be followed by an open water dive. After the shallow training dive you will feel much more comfortable & confidant underwater on the open water dive thus allowing you a longer dive. As you will be relaxed this improves air consumption & thereby extends bottom time. A detailed briefing will be given with a review of the applicable entry & exit techniques, communication procedures, hand signals, air signals etc, & standard diving procedures, emergency procedures such as missing buddy, or out of air scenario & a review of what we are likely to see. This program includes your scuba diving equipment, lunch, diving insurance and instruction by Keira
1 DAY PADI INTRODUCTION DIVE / DSD (DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING) : 2 dives
4,500 baht pp + 200baht marine park fee
This diving experience is suitable for those without a scuba diving license who wish to try diving to see if they would like it without having to commit to the full course. This entire introduction to scuba diving experience takes about 5 to 6 hours. Starting at 10am, the morning begins with a short introduction to diving theory session and briefing & some confined water training at the beginning of you first dive. Once the skills are completed then you will have time to continue on to deeper water on your dive. (max depth 10 to 12 meters) This gives you time to become accustomed to being comfortable with the scuba equipment & breathing underwater before we take you deeper.
In the the shallow water you will learn to master three basic scuba skills.
1. Clearing the regulator ( what you breath through ) of water
2. Clearing your mask of a little water blowing air through your nose into the mask 3. Removing the regulator from your mouth, discarding it, finding it again & replacing it in your mouth & clearing it by blowing air through your mouth into.
By mastering these basic skills you will gain confidence which will enable you to become comfortable simply being, breathing & moving under the water. There will be a break for lunch which is then followed by the 2nd open water dive to maximum depth of 12 meters. Prices include your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit, tea & coffee & water & private instruction by Keira.
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
The full PADI OPEN WATER course is 15,000baht pp + 200 baht pp marine park fee. Please allow a minimum of 3.5 to 4 days to complete this course for private instruction please add 5,000 baht,
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE : PUBLIC OPTION
Suitable for those who do not already hold a scuba diving license but who can swim & are comfortable in the water & have no medical issues which are not compatible with scuba diving. Please read the medical form in the link below.
This course requires two 6 hour days (10am to 4pm) of theory & classroom sessions in the mornings with a break for lunch & 2 afternoons of confined water training dives off the beach. The following two days will consist of completing your 4 PADI open water dives. The first two open water dives of your PADI course will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters. The last two open water dives can be to a maximum depth of 18 meters. (This is the maximum depth that your open water license will allow you upon completion of your PADI open water course) Earlier start times are possible should you prefer.
This course includes private instruction by Keira, all PADI materials, PADI certification fees, Scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit, tea & coffee & water. A full set of equipment includes mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, Reg & wetsuit if you choose to wear one.
There are two basic swimming tests to complete, a 200 meter swim & a 10 minute float before you can start the course. You must also fill in a medical form to see if you are fit for diving. You can review this medical form here. should you have any issues on there which are not compatible with diving then you will need to consult you doctor before beginning the course. https://www.padi.com/
PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE
The full 2/3 DAY PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER course 12,500 baht per person + the 200 baht marine park fee.
Please allow 2.5 to 3 days to complete this course.
This course is suitable for those already holding a diving license from any diving organization. This course consists of 5 dives & will allow you to dive to maximum depth of 30 meters upon certification.
There are two required dives which are deep & navigation. The other 3 you can choose from. We strongly recommend peak performance buoyancy (PPB) which upon completion will enable you to have far greater control in the water and will in turn improve your air consumption as a result. I also recommend drift diving which will prepare you for diving in currents & difficult conditions elsewhere.
Other choices are Naturalist, AWARE fish ID, Boat & Photography. For underwater photography you can use your your own underwater camera or go pro. If you do not have one you can rent one for 1,000 baht for the day.
All private courses options are small & personal with private instruction & individual attention from Keira.
Maximum of 2 people per course unless otherwise requested by your particular booking. Diving computers can be rented for 300baht per day. If you have all of you own equipment then you can receive a 500baht discount on all the above rates. All public course options have a maximum of 4 students per group when possible.
Koh Lipe & all the surrounding islands are protected as National Marine Park. There are limited vehicles (only motorbike taxis) on the island & everything is within a comfortable walking distance. Due to Lipe’s marine park status there is a marine park entry fee of 200baht applicable to all people arriving to Lipe. It is payable at the marine park desk in Pak Bara pier or at the marine park office on Lipe if arriving from Langkawi. You must keep this ticket for the duration of your stay.
Should you wish to go scuba diving then an additional marine park (scuba diving fee) of 200baht per person is charged. This fee is valid for 3 consecutive days of diving. It is required by all scuba diving centers. The marine park fee is quoted separately in all of the above diving quotes
For detailed information on diving on Koh Lipe / Koh Taratau or if you have any questions then contact Keira directly. You can also see our customer yoga and diving reviews on the Keiritas Yoga TripAdvisor page.
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