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 archipelago 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.

https://www.calendar-12.com/moon_phases/2019

1 Days Fun diving ( 2 dives)  :  3,200baht pp + the 200baht marine park diving fee.

Fun dives are for certified divers so for those who hold a valid a diving license already and have dived recently in the last year or so.  The two local dives include all your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit, water, tea, coffee and private guiding by Keira. Max 2 divers per group.

PADI Scuba Refresher : 3,800baht pp + 200baht  marine park diving fee.

The scuba review option is for certified divers who already hold a  diving license but 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 program begins at 10am until about 4 or 4:30 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 & how to disassemble you gear & to become familiar with everything once again. This is followed by a briefing on the basic skills that we will refresh in the shallow water such as regulator  clearing & recovery, buoyancy, mask clearing & how to descend & ascend from the dives safely.  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 training dive will be followed by an open water dive. After the shallow training dive you will feel much more comfortable & capable underwater on The Open water dive 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 the 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.  After the first dive we will break for lunch & then complete your second dive in the afternoon. This program includes all of your scuba diving equipment, lunch, fresh fruit,  water, tea & coffee and private instruction by Keira. Max 2 divers per group.

PADI Introduction dive : DSD discover scuba diving  ( 2 dives) The rate is 3,800 baht per person + the 200baht per person marine park fee :

This diving experience is 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 & your first confined water training dive. This is conducted in just 1 to 2 meters of water initially, so shallow enough in which to stand up if necessary when learning the basic diving skills. Once the skills are completed then you will have time to continue on to your first open water dive. This gives you time to become accustomed to being comfortable with the scuba equipment & 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 ( which 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 2nd open water dive to maximum depth of 12 meters.

The fees  include 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 :

The full PADI Open water course is 14,800baht pp + the 200 baht pp marine park fee. Please allow 3.5 to 4 days to complete this course.

It is suitable for those who do not already hold a diving license but who can swim and and are comfortable in the water and have sufficient time to complete all aspects of the training. 

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)

This course includes all your scuba diving equipment (including a dive computer and an SMB (surface marker bouy), lunch, fresh fruit, water, tea and coffee and private instruction with Keira. Maximum 2 students per course.  

There are two basic swimming tests to complete, a 200 meter swim and a 10 minute float before you can start the course. You must also fill in a medical form to see if you are fit for diving. You can review this medical form here. should you have any issues on there which ar not compatible with diving then you will need to consult you doctor before beginning the course . https://www.padi.com/downloads

 

PADI Advanced Open Water Course :  12,300baht per person + the 200 baht marine park fee. Please allow 2.5 to 3 days to complete this course.

This course is suitable for those already holding a diving license from any diving organization. This course consists of 5 dives and will allow you to dive to maximum depth of 30 meters upon certification. 

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. I also recommend drift diving which will prepare you for diving in currents and difficult conditions.

The other choices are naturalis, AWARE fish ID, boat, wreck, night and photography.  For photography please note that there is a 1,000 baht sur charge if you not have your own underwater camera and need to rent one. If you have your own there is no additional charge. 

The cost including full scuba equipment, lunch, fruit, water, tea and  coffee 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 per days diving 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

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