Diving

 

 

Richeleau-Rock-ReefKoh 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/

Fun dives :  for certified divers : suitable for those with a diving license already. Two dives in the marine park are 3,000baht per person + the 200bhat marine park diving fee. The rate includes all your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit, water, tea, coffee and private guiding by Keira. Max 2 divers per group.

PADI Scuba Refresher : For certified divers who have not dived in the last year or two or for those certified divers who have dived recently but still do not feel very comfortable underwater.  This refresher scuba diving experience begins at 10am until about 3 or 4 pm. The morning begins with a review of the scuba tune up paper (a multiple choice paper) to see which diving details you may have forgotten. Then a reintroduction to your scuba equipment on how to assemble it and how to disassemble you gear and to become familiar with everything. A briefing on the basic skills that we will refresh in the shallow water such as reg clearing, reg recovery, buoyancy, mask clearing how as descend and ascend from the dives.  These exercises will be practiced in water shallow enough in which to stand up while you become comfortable with being back in the water.

The confined water dive will be followed by lunch and an open after dive in which you will feel much more comfortable and capable underwater thus allowing you to have much longer dives by greatly improving your air consumption thereby extending your bottom time. A detailed briefing will be given with a review of entry and exit procedures, a review of communication procedures, hand signals, standard diving procedures, emergency procedures and a review of what we are likely to see. After we will log your dives.

The two dives in the marine park are 3,500baht + the marine park fee of 200baht. The rate includes all your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit,  water, tea and coffee and private instruction by Keira. Max 2 divers per group.

PADI Introduction dive : DSD discover scuba diving : suitable for those without a scuba diving license who wish to try diving to see if they would like it without committing to the full course. This introduction to scuba diving experience takes about 5 to 6 hours. Starting at 10am, the morning begins with a short introduction to diving video before a short theory session and a confined water training dive. This is conducted in just 1 to 2 meters of water so shallow enough in which to stand up if necessary when learning the basic diving skills. This gives you time to become accustomed to being comfortable with the scuba equipment and breathing underwater before we take you deeper. In the the shallow water you will learn to master three basic scuba skills. 1. Clearing the regulator ( what you breath from ) of water 2. Clearing your mask of a little water. 3. Removing the regulator from your mouth, discarding it, finding it again and replacing it in your mouth and clearing it. By mastering these basic skills you will gain confidence which will enable you to become comfortable simply being, breathing and moving under the water. There will be a break for lunch which is then followed by the open water dive to maximum depth of 12 meters.

The rate is 3,500 baht per person + the 200baht marine park fee and includes your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit, water, tea and coffee and private instruction by Keira. Maximum 2 students per group.  

PADI Open Water Course : Suitable for those who can swim and and are comfortable in the water and have sufficient time to complete all aspects of the training. The full PADI Open water course is 14,800baht + the 200baht marine park fee and takes 3.5 to 4 days to complete.

This course requires two 6 hour days (10am to 4pm) 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 can be to a maximum depth of 18 meters. (This is the maximum depth that your open water license will allow you to upon completion of your PADI open water course)

The rate is 14,800 baht per person + the 200baht marine park fee and includes your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit, water, tea and coffee and private instruction with Keira. Maximum 2 students per course.  

PADI Advanced Open Water Course : suitable for those already holding a diving license from any diving organization. This house takes 2.5 to 3 days to complete. It consists of 5 dives and will allow you to dive to maximum depth of 30 meters. The cost including full scuba equipment, lunch, fruit, water, tea and  coffee is 12,300baht per person + the 200 baht marine park fee

There are two required dives which are navigation and deep. The other 3 you can choose from. We 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 & computer diving, drift, AWARE fish ID, boat, wreck, night and photography.  For photography please note that there is a 1,000 baht sur charge if you need to rent the underwater camera. If you have your own there is no additional charge. 

All courses are small, personal and and with private instruction with Keira. Maximum 2 people per course unless otherwise requested by your particular booking.

Koh Lipe and all the surrounding islands are protected as National Marine Park. There are limited vehicles (only motorbike taxis) on the islands and everything is within a comfortable walking distance. Due to Lipe’s marine park status there is a marine park entry fee of 200baht which is payable at the marine park office on arrival. You must keep this ticket for the duration of your stay.

 Should you wish to go scuba diving then an additional marine park scuba diving fee of 200baht per person is required by all scuba diving centers. Both fees are applicable only during the high season between October and May.

 

For detailed information on diving on Koh Lipe / Koh Taratau or if you have any questions then contact Keira directly via email at info@keiritasyoga.com 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

Diving Photo Gallery