Never tried diving? Curious how it is to go scuba diving? Try it with our Discover Scuba Diving program!


A one day program which will start in our pool & take you on a dive in Koh Tao bays.


If you’re short on time or simply want to try then Discover Scuba Diving is perfect!


give scuba diving a try and discover the underwater world of Koh tao with crystal dive!

You may have always wondered what it’s like to be able to breathe underwater… but maybe you weren’t too sure if you like it or you simply didn’t have the time for a full certification course.

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience at Crystal Dive is the perfect introduction into scuba diving for you!

It only takes one day, doesn’t contain much theory and starts off in the shallow waters of a pool to take your first breaths underwater.

Once comfortable, we will go on our spacious dive boat in the afternoon, where you can enjoy one or two dives with your personal instructor for the day.

PADI Discover scuba diving briefing on the boat
PADI Discover scuba diving jump from the back of the dive boat

Within just a day you can get the taste and if you like it, you can upgrade to the full PADI Open Water Course on site & save time and money!

Start your adventure today with us!…

START your adventure today at Crystal dive!

ThE PADI DISCOVER scuba diving experience will introduce you to the underwater world in just 1 day

PADI Discover Scuba Diving students descend with instructor
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Instructor with student underwater

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a 1 day program to introduce you to the underwater world & these are the parts of your experience:


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Part 1: Intro & Briefing

To start the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program you are going to meet your Instructor, introduce yourself to each other and go over some necessary paperwork.

Your Instructor will get you sized up for your equipment and give you a detailed briefing about some techniques, safety procedures, equipment use and handsignals that we use as divers. He will also tell you a bit about how to handle the marine environment and the options you have after this program as a diver.

You will get to fill in a small knowledge review after this, just to make sure you understand all the points.

Part 2: Swimming-Pool-Dive

Your instructor will set the equipment up for you and help you to put it on and get used to it.

You will enter into water first shallow enough for you to stand up in. Here you are going to practice what it’s like to breathe underwater and 5 other skills that you may need on your dives.

Once you mastered those skills your instructor will help you to practice swimming with your fins around into the deeper end of the pool.

Once you exited the pool you will have some time for lunch and then we go on the boat!

Part 3: Open Water Dive(s)

In the afternoon we will go onto our spacious dive boat, where your instructor will again prepare the equipment for you and you have some time to relax and enjoy the view, while we take a short trip to one of the shallow dive sites around Koh Tao.

Once we arrive, your Instructor will give you a briefing, go over the safety rules with you and explain the techniques for your first Open Water Dive. He will also show you what you can expect to see once you are underwater.

You will enter the water from our dive boat with a big step out and go on your dive with your personal Instructor (for this program we take a maximum of 2 divers per instructor) and explore the marine life Koh Tao has to offer.

Once you are back from your dive you can choose to either relax on the boat for a little longer or decide to join us for another dive, as we always go out for two dives on a trip.

For this program you will get a small certificate, if you decide to upgrade to a full certification course with us, this program can be credited towards it.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving group of parrotfish at shallow dive site around Koh Tao


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How it works …

To give you an idea of what your program will look like,

here’s our standard schedule:

Discover Scuba Diving



Introduction & Briefing

– Lunch –

Discover Scuba Dive(s) on the Boat

However, it’s not all set in stone!

If your travel plans require a different schedule we can accommodate for that and create your personal PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience.

It can be split up over two half days or alternatively done in just half a day.

If you require more information about alternative options just contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!

PAdi discover scuba diving PREREQUISITES:

These are the prerequisites for the padi discover scuba diving experience at crystal dive:

Minimum Age

The minimum age for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program is 10 years.

Medical Statement
You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving divers descend with instructor holding their tanks
PADI Discover Scuba Diving parrot fish on the buoy line
PADI Discover Scuba Diving diver smile and show tumbs up to the camera



  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course (max. 2 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving Brochure
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trip & refreshments for your dive(s)
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Discounted Accommodation option
  • Option for further fun dives on this trip after initial program (additional cost)
PADI Discover Scuba Diving red breasted wrasse
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Christmas tree worm
PADI Discover Scuba Diving giant puffer fish

DISCOUNTED Accommodation

For your course & diving days!

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Not sure about Diving? Or not enough time to complete a full course? The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is the perfect way to try Scuba Diving for the first time.

This 1-day experience will get you introduced to the underwater world in a safe and fun way. You will be guided by your Instructor at all times in the pool & on your first dive in the ocean!

(Please note, to be able to secure your course, we require a booking with at least 24 hours notice).


The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a safe introduction to the underwater world with max. 2 students per Instructor in Open Water.

If you never tried it, are short on time or just not sure if you like it, then this is the program to choose for you ...

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Pay a deposit ฿500

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a safe introduction to the underwater world with max. 2 students per Instructor in Open Water.

If you never tried it, are short on time or just not sure if you like it, then this is the program to choose for you ...


PADI Discover Scuba Diving film crew jump

During your dives, our in-house underwater film company, Crystal Images, will accompany you to capture your experience on film and then edit the footage into a 10-minute movie which we show at the bar that evening. The video is available to purchase by all course students after viewing so you can share your memories with family and friends.

Alternatively, our Underwater Videography team is available to provide you with personal and lasting memories of your experience and offer unique underwater video and photo services for your course. You can choose from a 10 minute land and underwater based video or 10-15 high resolution photographs.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving film crew filming whaleshark underwater

These options are available for your scuba diving course and can be booked by following the link below and choosing the ‘video & photo’ option, in addition to your course booking. Please ask us about group bookings and additional options on other courses.