Koh Lipe has some of the most outstanding reefs and spectacular scenery in the Andaman Sea. With diving possible year round, the numerous islands of the Butang archepelago offer an abundance of diverse marine life no matter when you choose to visit, although for optimum diving conditions we recommend choosing your actual dive dates around the half moon period in any month as then you will have the least current and usually the better visibility as a result. You can check those dates here. http://www.calendar-12.com/moon_calendar/2017/
Koh Lipe and all the surrounding islands are protected as a National Marine Parks. There are limited vehicles (only motorbike taxis) on the islands and everything is within a comfortable walking distance. There is also a 200baht marine park entry fee and a 200bhat marine park scuba diving fee applicable only during the high season between October and May.
For detailed information on diving on Koh Lipe (or Phi Phi) then you can contact Keira directly. She offers a ranges of courses from absolute beginners through to the PADI Advanced certification.
Fun dives : for certified divers : suitable for those with a diving license already. Two dives in the marine park are 3,000baht per person and include all your scuba diving equipment, lunch, water, tea and coffee and divemaster. The marine park fee is 200baht per person and is not included in the price.
Introduction dive : DSD discover scuba diving : suitable for those without a diving license who wish to try diving to see if they would like it. This introduction experience takes about 5 to 6 hours. The DSD includes a theory session, one confined water training dive conducted in water shallow enough in which to stand up. Here you will learn to master some basic skills such a regulator clearing & recovery & a partial mask flood and clear. By mastering these basic skills you will gain confidence which will enable you to become comfortable under the water. There will be a small break for lunch which is then followed by one open water dive to maximum depth of 12 meters. The rate is 3500 baht per person and includes your scuba diving equipment, lunch, water, tea and coffee and instructor. The marine park fee is 200baht per person and is not included in the price.
The full PADI open water course is 14,800baht and takes 4 days to complete. This course requires 2 full days of theory and classroom sessions in the mornings with a break for lunch and 2 afternoons of confined water training dives off the beach. The following two days 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 will be to a maximum depth of 18 meters. (This is the maximum depth that your license will allow you to upon completion of your PADI open water course)
The full PADI Advanced open water course is 12,300baht and takes 3 days to complete. It consists of 5 dives and will allow you to dive to maximum depth of 30 meters. There are two required dives which are navigation and deep. The other 3 you get to choose from. I 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. The other choices are naturalist, multilevel and computer diving, drift, AWARE fish ID, boat, wreck, night and photography. For photography please note that there is a 1000 baht sur charge if you need to rent the underwater camera. If you have your own there is no additional charge.
All the courses are small, personal and private. Maximum 2 people per course unless otherwise requested by your particular booking.
For detailed information on diving on Koh Lipe / Koh Taratau or if you have any questions then contact Keira directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also see our customer yoga and diving reviews on the Keiritas Yoga tripadvisor page.https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1024140-d6503658-Reviews-Keiritas_Yoga-Ko_Lipe_Satun_Province.html
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