Do I need a scuba review before diving on Koh Tao? If you have not been diving for more than a year after your scuba certification or have no experience diving in a coral reef, then you may need to complete a scuba review to update and refresh your diving skills and knowledge.
How Does The Scuba Review Programme Work?
Starting at 11 am you will go through theory and in the afternoon you do the basic diving skills and review the emergency skills with a professional in shallow water. We use instructors not just a divemaster as they have more training, knowledge, and skills. If you want to practice more skills that is up to you and your instructor. The same skills you learned in the open water course and some new ones if it has been a few years since your diving certification. Just to make sure that you are safe to dive and comfortable with your scuba equipment and the marine environment.
Once the skills are completed you then start your fun dive. At all times your instructor will be with you to keep you safe, and you practice some of the skills you did earlier in the shallow water training and find all the cool stuff under the sea. We normally go to dive sites with easy access to a beach, such as Japanese Gardens, Mango Bay, or Aow Leuk.
For a few months of the year, the conditions on Sairee Beach are also ideal for practicing the skills for scuba reviews. Sometimes this can be a better option talk to the staff when you sign up about what works best for you.
What Happens After The Skills Practice?
As we do two dives in the afternoon you will then make a second fun dive to enjoy what Koh Tao has to offer all levels of divers. We are surrounded by dive sites. Hopefully, you will continue diving around Koh Tao and explore the different sites we have to offer. You may want to do another diving certification while on Koh Tao such as the Advanced course. Ask your instructor of the dive shop staff about what courses are available. The scuba review costs 3000b.
What Can I Do After My Scuba Review?
There are plenty of diving courses you can do on Koh Tao, see the links. Or just dive for fun! No skills, no reading you just enjoy the dive sites Koh Tao has to offer. There is the Advanced Course as we mentioned or Fun Dives, or Specialties such as Wreck, Deep or Nitrox.
Do you want to know more about Koh Tao diving courses? Or do you want to read more about us as a Koh Tao diving school? Feel free to contact us.
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