Zero to Hero - Beginner to Pro

Beginner Diver to PADI Professional…
Heading for a career in Scuba Diving?

Your first diving experience may be like a fish taking to water, the equipment feels comfortable and buoyancy control comes naturally to you. Alternatively it might be more like a buffalo crossing an African river full of crocodiles...awkward, nerve wracking and far from graceful! Either way once you descend and get a good look at life below you will be awe-struck, fascinated and hungry for more. 

For most people, that first time kneeling on the ocean floor and taking a moment to relax, letting the inquisitive fish swim around so close among the sway of water, then looking up to see the sun twinkling on the surface and breaking through into majestic beams of light, is the moment they realise that this will not be the last time. Good dive professionals will make you feel safe, confident and enthusiastic and they make it look like a breeze because they enjoy their job. 

Such individuals can inspire the idea of becoming a dive professional yourself. But what do you need to do to get to this level? Can anyone do it? The first step would be to make a plan for your time and also your finances. Diving courses can be expensive but absolutely worth the price!

You must first pass your Open Water Course (3-4 days) in which you will study diving theory after which you must pass an exam to complete the course. You will master certain skills initially in the pool and then in the ocean. During this course you will learn about equipment function, safety and emergency procedures for both yourself and your buddy. You will learn everything you need to experience our underwater world. 

Advanced Course (2-3 days) will fine-tune your competency and judgement. You will learn more about marine life and the importance of your respect for the ocean. You will learn how it feels to dive at depth during your deep dive, and the importance of dive plans and being a conservative and safe diver. You will have better buoyancy control and air consumption. 

Rescue Diver (3 days) and EFR (Emergency First Response) will take you through the more serious diving emergency procedures, including how to rescue panicked or unconscious divers both on the surface and at depth, and how to deal with immediate first aid in any situation.  

After this, you are free to move onto the first step of becoming a dive professional, your Dive Master Course. Bear in mind you must have 40 logged dives before you can start this programme so make a plan and keep diving! For many people the DM course is a stepping stone to becoming an Instructor, or if photography is your thing then you may want to become a DM then focus on underwater photography as a career. These are some options to consider. 

Where do you want to do your DM Course? Study the suitability of countries and options, this course will take a minimum of around three weeks in order to cover all topics and gain sufficient experience. Some shops offer internships, which allow you to work in all areas of the dive shop and boat, this may take much more time but provide you with valuable experience and knowledge of career possibilities within the industry. For more detailed info, check out this video from PADI.

Next up? Your PADI Instructor Development Course. Here you will be guided through everything you need to be able to pass on your love of the sea to others. You will be able to introduce people to our amazing underwater world and get to witness first-hand the awe that new divers experience - that same awe you had yourself when you first started diving :)

Being a PADI Pro will take dedication, patience, fitness, health and an eagerness to learn. Are you a team player? Are you a natural leader? Are you energetic and keen to take care of the safety and happiness of your customers? Most importantly are you dedicated to Scuba Diving and the protection of marine life? If the answers to these questions are yes then you are definitely on the path to a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle and career!

PADI Rescue Course + Accommodation Package

Ready to help others and respond to different diver emergencies confidently and efficiently?

Rescue, PADI, pool
The PADI Rescue Course helps you to identify problems and respond to them before they occur. The real fun in this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. This course is demanding but rewarding and most divers cite this course as being the most fun they have underwater.

Ready to take it to the next level? Then the following Package may be just what you're looking for...

We have a Special Promo Package Deal that includes the PADI Rescue Course + Transfers to/from Krabi Airport + 5D/4N Accommodation at Amantra Resort (where our dive center is located).

Package price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a Garden View Superior Room. All you need to do is book a flight to arrive in Krabi airport and we will take care of the rest for you.

 Package  Price
5D/4N + Rescue Course + Transfers  THB  16,350

Included in the Package:
- Transfers to/from Krabi Airport and Amantra Resort.
- Accommodation for 5 Days/4 Nights including breakfast each day.
- Full PADI Rescue Course including Theory and Pool Sessions at the Resort.
- 1 Dive at Amantra House Reef.
- 3 Dives at Koh Ha, Koh Bida or one of the many dive spots around Koh Lanta.
- Lunch, drinks, snacks on board during the boat trip.
- All the equipment and materials required for the course including your certification.
- All courses are in small groups with personal instruction.
- Maximum number of students per instructor is 4. 

What's not included in the Package:
Koh Lanta Marine Park Fees (when applicable).
Marine Park Fees are per day and dependent on the dive sites visited.
Koh Ha and Hin Daeng/Muang incur a Marine Park Fee of 600 baht. 
Your course may have 1 day (maximum) inside a Marine Park Area.

Note: To take the PADI Rescue Course you need to have been trained and current for first aid and CPR within the last 2 years. If you are not, you can take the Emergency First Responder Course as well as the Rescue Course - there would be a surcharge of 4,000 baht for the EFR course.

Single Travellers: The package is based on 2 people sharing a Garden View Superior Room so please note there would be a surcharge if you require a single room.

Course Dates: The package is based on certain dates and conditions. Please email and confirm bookings before purchasing flights.

Room Upgrades at Amantra:
Deluxe Room:  +375 baht per person per night
Beach Front Room:  +815 baht per person per night

Super-Peak Season: (mid Dec to mid Jan)
Package Prices are for normal season. The period from December 15th to January 15th is Super-Peak Season on Koh Lanta and all room prices are increased.
For Amantra please add 750 baht per person per night.

For more info please email: