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You are not keen on 'studying' during your vacation ? NO PROBLEM, Scuba Junction has the perfect solution for you....

Get a head start with Online or eLearning and get 10% discount on your Open Water Course with us.

How does it work ?

Very simple, both SSI and PADI (worldwide biggest training and certification agencies) offer Online learning through their websites. Signing up is pretty easy and once you have logged in, you will have access to the Academic Part of the SSI and PADI Open Water course. 

You can watch the required DVDs, complete the homework assignments and even complete the final exam. Upon successfully completing your virtual class room, you will only have left the in waterskills and required training dives with us !

You will have more time for sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying Koh Tao by signing up and completing the Academic portion of your course, and we will also give you a 10% discount on your course !

There is virtually no difference in SSI and PADI training or worldwide recognition, however SSI offers Online Learning  FREE of charge, while eLearning with PADI has a 120 USD fee to be paid directly to PADI as part of the signing up process.


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Dive Courses
Scuba Junction can offer you courses from Beginners to Professional all of which will show you the wonders of the underwater world.

Our experienced team of multi-lingual instructors
will guide you through your academic and in-water development.

The best possible location to master skills as a diver is in the natural classroom, provided by one of the clear and tranquil bays located around Koh Tao, such as Sairee, Mango Bay or Aow Leuk Bay or one of the many beautiful dive sites situated around the island.

Wherever you go you will be assured of a safe dive site offering abundant coral and marine life.

Recreational diving is a safe sport all family members can enjoy.

In Thailand, if you are in normal good health, you don't need a signed medical from a doctor to participate in diving activities.

However, certain medical conditions will require authorization from a licensed physician prior to entering any courses. These medical conditions include Asthma, Epilepsy and Diabetic.

In case of doubt and in order to avoid disappointment we recommend that you take the time to look and read through the RSTC Medical Statement attached, and get medical consult if necessary.

Please remember happy divers are safe and healthy divers!

If you are a non-diver seeking other activities there are plenty of other things to do on the island, here are some ideas:


Apnea Total Freediving School

Located on Koh Tao, two hours north of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand, Apnea Total has been opened since 2003.

Monica, Eusebio and their Apnea Total instructor team will teach you the proper breathing techniques to feel comfortable and safe in the water.

You will discover another dimension where you can move around freely and become one with the sea. By training your body and your mind, you will experience new sensations without the aid of artificial breathing equipment.




Shambhala Yoga Centre - Blue Wind

Shambhala yoga centre offers a variety of Hatha yoga styles led by Internationally qualified and experienced teachers in a spacious peaceful setting.

All levels of yoga practioners are welcome! All equipment are provided on site. Shambhala yoga centre is located above Blue Wind Resort on Sairee Beach. Private tuition is also available.


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You've always wanted to try it, but never had the time or didn't want to do any study! Why not try an Introduction to Diving ?

The experience will give you a taste of what wonders lie beneath the blue tropical waters that surround Koh Tao.
After running through some diving safety information with your instructor both on land and in the water you'll be ready to take the plunge for an easy and fun experience.

Price: 2,000 Baht - Book Here or Contact us for more information
(includes use of educational material and all diving equipment, boat dives, refreshments and transfers)
Scuba Diver
For those who wish to do more than the Intro but not the full course, or those who are short on time but still would like to have something to take away with them, the Scuba Diver is for you.

Over a two day period your  Instructor will educate you on the basics of diving safety, equipment and underwater skills. You will also make two exciting underwater dives that will be logged in your logbook.

After completion of the course you will receive your certification card and you are a qualified diver up to a maximum depth of 12 meter. Any time you can or want, you can upgrade this license to the full OW certificate.

So what are you waiting for?

Price: 7,000 Baht - Book Here or Contact us for more information
(includes use of educational material and all diving equipment, boat dives, refreshments and transfers)
Open Water Diver

Designed for the beginner, this course will introduce you to the wonders of the aquatic realm. Our Open Water Courses are designed to be fun, educational and enjoyable.

The schedule is normally* carried out over 3 ½ days , starting with a course orientation at 16.00 pm.
Here you get to meet your instructor and fellow class mates (remember, only 4 divers per instructor !!) you complete some paperwork and watch the first DVD.
This will normally only take an hour.

Day 1
At 9 am your instructor explains the basic scuba diving principles and diving equipment  in a fun relaxed manner. In the afternoon you will get to take your first breaths underwater and start building up your confidence with easy skills.
Your course instructor will help you confidently master these skills in very shallow water first.

Day 2

In the morning you continue with more theory and in the afternoon, if all went well*, you get to do your first 2 dives, very shallow and easy, but plenty of fish to be seen already.
*We adapt the pace of the class to individual needs, sometimes people need more time to get comfortable, in that case your course might be 1 day longer with more shallow practice before you get to do your first 2 dives.

Day 3

After finishing your final theory session, you will complete your course with 2 more beautiful dives in the afternoon. Back on land you can crack open the champagne, you are a diver for the rest of your live…

If it sounds easy, that's because it is.

* Please note that this schedule can be adapted to the pace of the group and environmental and weather conditions.

Price: 9,000 Baht - Book Here or Contact us for more information

Advanced Diver

New for 2010 ! 

We are now offering the Discover EAnX dive as part of your Advanced course at a special price of 1,000thb!

For those divers who want to expand their underwater experience but do not want to be tied to doing a specific specialty, the  Advanced Course is for you.

The Advanced Course consists of 5 dives scheduled over 2 to 3 days and are designed to help you explore new aspects of diving, in a fun and relaxed manner.

The deep dive helps you to understand some of the advantages and disadvantages of deeper diving, such as seeing different forms of marine life, or experiencing nitrogen narcosis for the first time.

The navigation dive helps you master compass use, and introduces you to the techniques of distance estimation and natural navigation. Allowing you to gain a mental picture of the site and return to the boat every time.

There are three other dives you can choose to complete the course.

Maybe you want to see the barracudas feeding around White Rock during the night dive. Perhaps you would like to learn to identify more of the many different species of marine life, on the naturalist dive and capture the aquatic world on film in the photography dive.

For those who would like to have a more modern approach to dive planning try the Computer Dive or why not learn what Enriched Air is all about?

One of our most popular is the Wreck dive which lies in 16m at Japanese Gardens and has an amazing abundance of marine life for you to see.

Another exciting option is the Perfect Buoyancy dive where your instructor helps you fine tune your buoyancy with fun underwater practice. You won't only learn different hoovering positions so you can get closer to the marine life without damaging the corals, but you get to swim through hoops to help you perfect your streamlining. 

Whichever options you choose Scuba Junction has the flexibility to meet your needs. At the end of the course you will receive your SSI Advanced Course card.

Price: 8,000 Baht - Book Here your Advanced course or Contact us for more information


Stress and Rescue
The Stress & Rescue course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. This certification is an important step in expanding your knowledge, experience, and confidence as a diver.Rescue Breathing

To enroll in the course all you need to do is complete an Open Water course.

There is also a requirement that, prior to Stress & Rescue Diver certification, you need to have a C.P.R. certification from a recognized agency within the last two years.

The EFR First Aid course may be used to meet this requirement, and is offered as a package with the Stress & Rescue Course.

The Stress & Rescue Course runs over three days and covers various topics relating to the analysis and prevention of diving related accidents. If combined with the EFR First Aid course the time required is three to four days.

At the end of the course you will receive your SSI Stress & Rescue Certification card.

Price: 8,800 Baht
- Book Here or Contact us for more information
(includes use of educational material and all diving equipment, boat dives, refreshments and transfers)
Specialty Courses

For those divers who are interested in specific fields, including non-diving areas, or who may be interested in the Master Scuba Diver Rating, Scuba Junction offers a variety of Specialty courses.

Below are the most popular specialties, if you have any special request please contact us,  we are able to teach  more than the below listed possibilities.


EanX has rapidly increased in popularity with divers over the past few years due to the fact that diving with Nitrox has only benefits ! It is SAFER than diving on air as you will absorb less nitrogen, you are LESS TIRED after a dive and you can stay LONGER at certain depths and have MORE BOTTOM time.

The Enriched Air/Nitrox Specialty teaches all the benefits and safety procedures (including EanX tables and EanX dive computers) necessary to dive with Nitrox tanks. 

This Specialty is a NON diving course, meaning you can get certified without doing any dives. We offer both alternatives so you can choose whether you would like to the dives or not. 

The course will only take 1 day if you opt to include the 2 boat dives, or only 1/2 day if you decide to do the course without the 2 dives.

PRICE   6,500 thb (includes all theory, certification, 2 EanX boat dives with all equipment and use of EanX compatible dive computer)

            4,500 thb (includes alll theory and certification)

Book your EanX Specialty or contact us for more information.

SPECIAL ! Combine  Deep and EanX Specialty for only 8,900 ThB !

(includes all theory for both specialties,  certification, 4 dives of which 2 EanX dives, all equipment and use of EanX compatible dive computer)



Here you will learn how to safely plan and conduct deeper dives, how to deal with increase of nitrogen narcosis and all extra equipment considerations inherent to deeper dives. After completing this course you will be qualified to dive to a depth of 40 meters !

This Specialty will take 2 days and includes 4 boat dives.

PRICE  7,500 thb (includes all theory, certification, 4 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer)

Book your Specialty Package or contact us for more information.

SPECIAL ! Combine  Deep and EanX Specialty for only 8,900 ThB !

(includes all theory for both specialties,  certification, 4 dives of which 2 EanX dives, all equipment and use of EanX compatible dive computer)



Scuba Junction has been offering divers free us of dive computers since 1998, dive tables are still widely in use but were developed in the 50s. Nowadays dive computers are not seen as 'gadgets'  any more but as a very important instrument to add more safety and flexibility to dive planning.

The Computer Specialty can be tailor made to the type of computer you are using, covering air and EanX computers. This Specialty can be combined with Deep, EanX or other Specialties.

PRICE  4,500 ThB (includes all theory, certification, 2 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer)

Book your Computer/ML Specialty Package or contact us for more information.



Being able to move neutral and weightless through the water is an important dive skill.

Good buoyancy techniques will not only make your dive more comfortable and relaxed (with lower air consumption), but you will also minimize your impact on the reef. You will learn how to streamline your body and equipment better, learn reef friendly dive techniques and have a lot of fun at the same time !

PRICE  4,500 thb (includes all theory, certification, 2 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer) 

Book your PB Specialty Package or contact us for more information. 



Together with the PB Specialty, we can highly recommend the UW Naturalist Specialty.

You will learn about the marine ecosystem in all its aspects and will get to identify different fish families, vertebrates and invertebrates giving you a new perspective on diving and increase your appreciation of the underwater world.

PRICE  4,500 thb (includes all theory, certification, 2 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer)

Book your Naturalist Specialty Package or contact us for more information. 



UW photography is a little bit more challenging than land photography. This Specialty teaches you all you need to know to be able to 'shoot' the perfect fish. This Specialty includes also basic photo editing to brush away the imperfections.

For those not in the possession of a digital UW camera can rent one of our cameras with UW housing for 1,500 ThB

PRICE  4,500 thb (includes all theory, certification, 2 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer)

Book your Photo Specialty Package or contact us for more information. 



Ever wondered how your guide finds the boat or shore back seemingly without difficulties.

UW Navigation isn't magic and during this specialty you will learn all the tricks and tips on natural and compass navigation.

PRICE  4,500 thb (includes all theory, certification, 2 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer)

Book your Navigation Specialty Package or contact us for more information. 



Day and night are two different worlds on the coral reef, at dusk all nocturnal active marine organism start organizing their 'day'. Barracudas, cuttlefish and octopi  start hunting, stingrays roam over the sand fouraging and all natural colours of the reef 'magically' appear in the beam of your torch.

This Specialty will take you on 2 different nightdives and prices include LED torch rental

PRICE  4,500 thb (includes all theory, certification,torch rental, 2 boat dives with all equipment and use dive computer)

Book your Night Specialty Package or contact us for more information.




Dive Control



Dive Control Specialist (DCS)

-A Logical Progression-

This rating is the equivalent of an Assistant Instructor and the beginning of your professional teaching career. In this program you will work with our Dive Control Specialist Instructors and our SSI Instructor Trainer who will help you learn advanced diving techniques and how to teach entry level scuba.

SSI Dive Control Specialist can perform everything an SSI Dive Guide and Divemaster can, along with being able to assist SSI Instructors in the classroom, pool and open water.  Teach skills in the classroom and pool under the indirect supervision of an SSI Instructor and teach the SSI Scuba Skills Update program, and Try Scuba Pool Experience.

The DiveCon course is the most comprehensive entry level professional course the world has to offer. Showing candidates the presentation skills they will need to assist in the teaching of Scuba Diving courses is the portion of this program that sets it apart.

What do I require to start my DiveCon course?

Be at least 18 years old and have at least 60 logged dives. You must be already enrolled in the SSI Divemaster course or be certified as an SSI Divemaster or equivalent of the Dive Guide and the Science of Diving Specialty certification.

How long will it take to complete my DiveCon course?

You require 75 dives to complete your DiveCon course so the length of your course will depend on your diving experience and your current certification level.  The DiveCon can be conducted as an individual program which usually takes between two to eight weeks. If you are already enrolled in or certified as an SSI Divemaster the DiveCon upgrade can take as little as a few days.

How much will my DiveCon course take to complete?

The cost of the complete DiveCon course, which incorporates the SSI Dive Guide, Science of Diving Specialty, Divemaster and DiveCon upgrade is 28,000 THB. The materials for the DiveCon program are 6,000 THB and there is also an additional fee payable directly to SSI HQ for your professional application and first year’s annual fee’s of 3,000thb.

After certification SSI Dive Control Specialists may upgrade to a Training Specialist or enroll in the SSI Instructor Training Course (ITC).

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