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Award Winning 5 Star PADI Scuba Diving Courses

You have come to the right dive school on Koh Samui for friendly and professionally run PADI dive courses.

PADI - The Way The World Learns To Dive

We were honoured by PADI with their “Outstanding Commitment to the PADI System of Education Award” in recognition of exceeding standards of educational excellence and outstanding customer service.

Whatever PADI dive course you sign up for, you’ll be receiving a level of training, care and attention to detail that will give you all the confidence you need and provide a solid foundation on which to base your future dive experiences.

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving - 1 Day

When opting for our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience you’ll be introduced to diving in a safe and relaxed manner and you can experience scuba diving without committing to a course.

You will learn basic dive theory and skills preparing you for 2 open water dives under the supervision of one of our PADI instructors to a max depth of 12m. Before taking the plunge in open water you also have the option to make a try dive in our training pool to gain additional confidence.

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PADI Scuba Diver - 2 Days

If you want to take an entry level certification course but have limited time, then The PADI Scuba Diver Course is the one for you.

The programme is a sub course of the Open Water Course and you’ll complete 3 theory sessions, 3 training pool dives and 2 open water training dives over 2 days. Once certified as a Scuba Diver you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional, to a max depth of 12m. Your Scuba Diver certification counts towards the Open Water Diver certification, which can be achieved by completing 2 additional days training at any time.

You will learn basic dive theory and skills preparing you for 2 open water dives under the supervision of one of our PADI instructors to a max depth of 12m. Before taking the plunge in open water you also have the option to make a try dive in our training pool to gain additional confidence.

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PADI Open Water Diver - 4 Days

Upon successful completion of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you will receive your certification card which is internationally recognized and allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 18m with a certified buddy, independently of a PADI professional.

The course is designed so that you build your confidence and develop your skills gradually over the 4 days and you earn your certification by completing 5 theory sessions and pool dives and by making 4 open dives.

To make a start on the course before you even get on the plane, check out PADI’s E-Learning option.

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PADI Adventure Diver - 1 to 2 Days

Once you have your Open Water Diver Certification you then have the chance to make Adventure Dives and choose dives in areas that are of interest to you. You may want to try out your underwater camera or check out how you new dive computer really works.

Among the list of Adventure dives to choose from are Peak Performance Buoyancy, Multilevel & Computer Diving, Night, Nitrox, Underwater Photography and many more.

Once you have completed any 3 Adventure Dives you will have earned yourself the PADI Adventure Diver certification and will be well on the way to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver - 1 to 3 Days

A diver who completes the Deep Dive (from 18m to a max depth of 30m), the Underwater Navigation Dive and any 3 additional Adventure

Dives earns the Advanced Open Water Certification. As an Open Water Diver, the 5 Adventure Dives will take place over 2 days, or for those who are already Adventure Divers you are only 1 day from the Advanced Open Water certification.

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PADI Rescue Diver - 3 Days & EFR - 1 Day

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well being of other divers.

At rescue diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in emergencies. A challenging but fun course, essential for those planning their own dive excursions.

The EFR course teaches people how to provide emergency care for someone in need. The two sections of the course - Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) - are medically based, following the same priorities of care used by professional emergency care providers.

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PADI Divemaster - 6 to 8 Weeks

100 Degrees East’s PADI Divemaster course allows for a completely personalised approach with individual tuition. It’s a course we love teaching, it’s challenging, hugely rewarding and a lot of fun.

We are here to make you feel at home on Samui. You’ll be treated as a friend and an integral part of our dive team. You’ll find the surroundings of our Big Buddha Dive Centre on Samui’s north shore, always relaxed and informal with plenty of space to just chill out or have a chat over a coffee. So whatever you need help with, you’ll always find someone happy to lend a hand.

The Divemaster course is not to be rushed, on average we take around 6 – 8 weeks to complete the programme.

You’ll leave us as a highly skilled, motivated and confident PADI Dive professional, as proud of your achievement as we are to have certified you.

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PADI Bubblemaker

The PADI Bubblemaker is an experience programme that allows kids of 8 years old and upwards to experience scuba diving in either the swimming pool or in the sea at sites that are considered to have confined water conditions like a swimming pool.

The maximum depth of the experience is 2m and is it is designed to get the kids in the water, having fun and blowing bubbles.

All Bubblemakers will receive their Bubblemaker certificate on completion of their session. The programme is mainly designed to see if the kids enjoy diving.

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PADI Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Junior Open Water & PADI Junior Advanced Courses

Children from the ages of 10 – 14 may participate in the PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Courses and earn themselves junior certifications.

Different maximum depth limits and maximum ratios apply to the courses, depending on the ages of the children.

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