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Discover Scuba
You've always wanted to try it, but never had the time or were unsure about a full certification course. Why not Discover Scuba Diving with us today?

This 1-day experience will give you a taste of what wonders lie beneath the placid tropical waters that surround Koh Tao.

In the morning your experienced and friendly instructor will explain a little about what you'll be practicing in the afternoon. You'll learn about some of the marine life you'll see, some diving equipment and you'll also learn basic safety rules for diving.

In the afternoon we'll take you to one of the beautiful sheltered bays around Koh Tao. Perhaps it will be Mango bay or Aow Leuk. Wherever you go we can guarantee an abundance of corals and reef fishes.

Your instructor will guide your practice of a few simple skills, and then guide you on an open water dive, where you're sure to be amazed at the marine life.

This experience also allows you to dive under professional guidance for 1 month, so you can dive again during your vacation.
 

If what you see and learn excites and intrigues you, why not enroll in a certification course? You don't lose anything; in fact you can credit your Discover Scuba Diving experience toward either the Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver programs without losing any of your past in-water time.

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
You really want to be a diver, but you don't have the time available to complete the full 4-day Open Water Diver course. What can you do?

The Scuba Diver certification program is the perfect solution to your dilemma. This exciting diver qualification can unlock the wonders of the undersea world to you in only 2 days

You'll be guided through an easy morning academic session on day 1 by your highly experienced instructor. Then, in the afternoon we'll take you diving in confined water in the natural classroom of one of the sheltered, tranquil bays around Koh Tao. Here you'll learn to master the essential skills required by all divers under the guidance of your course instructor.

On day 2 you'll learn a little more about the aquatic realm from your instructor, and in the afternoon you'll make 2 fun and exciting Open water certification dives. That's it! Now you're a certified diver, but remember, you must dive under the direct in water supervision of a Dive Master, and not deeper than 12m.
   

You have the option also of upgrading to Open Water Diver within 12 months by simply completing the remaining sections with a PADI instructor. Why not come back to Scuba Junction, we'll give you a great deal on upgrading.

So what are you waiting for?

Price: 7,800 Baht - Book Here or Contact us for more information
(includes all required materials and all diving equipment, boat dives, refreshments and transfers)
 
Open Water
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.
Orientation start day at 16.00 pm
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 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 a calm and relaxed manner? After all you are on holiday.

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
You've waited almost your whole life for this one! 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
* Please Note: New PADI Standards state all students in any PADI course must buy the book with the course.
 
Advanced Diver

NEW for 2011! 

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

You are a certified diver, but now what?

Perhaps you would like a little more freedom to dive DEEPER , or you would like to develop your NAVIGATION skills, enabling you to surface close to the boat at the end of the dive. And why not visit the reef at NIGHT to discover life that is hidden during the day…

The Advanced Diver certification can help you achieve all this and more!

The course is structured with the emphasis on diving and is a lot more fun than the Open Water Course.

5 dives are scheduled over 2 days and are designed to help you explore new aspects of diving, in a fun and relaxed manner (no more taking off the mask like in OW course).

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 from a long list of possibilities. Here are the most popular choices.

In the EanX dive you discover that there is more than just ‘air’  you can breathe under water.

Maybe you want to see the barracudas feeding or stingrays roaming the bottom around White Rock during the night dive.
Perhaps you would like to learn more on computer diving  (all SJ divers get to use for free a dive computer!) , or learn to identify more of the many different species of marine life, on the naturalist dive and a new one to Koh Tao's list is Wreck Dive - dive around a boat that lie's in 16m of water!

If you are worried about your buoyancy. No problem! The peak performance buoyancy dive is for you, and it is great to perfect your skills before a photography dive, so you can hang motionless to get the perfect shot of the huge groupers at Chumphon Pinnacle.

Whichever options you choose Scuba Junction has the flexibility to meet your needs.

If you don't have the time to complete the whole course don't worry; you can choose to do any of the dives individually and get credit towards your Advanced Rating.

Price: 8,000 Baht* Book Here or Contact us for more information

* Please Note: New PADI Standards state all students in any PADI course must buy the book with the course (1,500thb). This is not required for courses conducted through SSI.

 
Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver program develops 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. To enroll in theSurface Rescue course you will need to have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent).

There is also a requirement that, prior to Rescue Diver certification, you must 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 Rescue course.  PADI Rescue Diver certification (or equivalent) is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs, starting with Divemaster. 

The PADI Rescue Diver 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 four days.

Topics covered include:

.Self-rescue and diver stress
.Diving First aid
.Emergency management and equipment considerations
.Swimming and non-swimming assists
.Panicked diver response
.Underwater problems
.Missing diver procedures
.Surfacing the unconscious diver
.In-water artificial respiration
.Various exit techniques
.First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
.Final accident management scenarios

Price: 10,300thb - Book Here or Contact us for more information
* Please Note: New PADI Standards state all students in any PADI course must buy the book with the course.

 
Specialties

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 as we are able to teach  more than the below listed possibilities.

ENRICHED AIR NITROX SPECIALTYEnriched Air Nitrox

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.

SSI 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)

PADI PRICE  9,000 thb (includes all theory, certification, 2 EanX boat dives with all equipment and use of EanX compatible dive computer)

                    8,000 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)

 

Deep divingDEEP DIVING SPECIALTY

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  8,500 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 8,900thb with SSI or 13,000 thb PADI!

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

 

COMPUTER/MULTI LEVEL DIVING SPECIALTYComputer diving

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.

 

PERFECT BUOYANCY SPECIALTY

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  4,500thb (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. 

 

UNDERWATER NATURALIST SPECIALTY

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 Digital PhotographyDIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALTY

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. 

 

UW NavigationNAVIGATION DIVING SPECIALTY

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. 


 

NIGHT DIVING SPECIALTY Night Diving

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 night dives and prices includes 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.

 

 

 

 
Master Scuba Diver
The Master Scuba Diver is the highest non-professional rating a diver can achieve within the PADI system.

The level is given once the diver is holding 5 Specialties with a Rescue course.

For further details on both Specialty Courses and Rescue Course please see other pages.
 
Divemaster

The PADI Dive Master Certification offers you a lifestyle and a respected qualification. You get to do, day after day, what you enjoy doing. How many people can honestly say that about their jobs?



With your professional diving certification and a passport, you've got a ticket to and an income from adventure and travel around some of the most beautiful spots in the world.

With our Dive Master program you can live for a time in a tropical paradise not only gaining more diving experience, but learning how to guide dive tours.

In addition, learn more about the vast variety of marine life and assist with the development of student divers.

Learn to help impart your enthusiasm and love of diving to people taking their first breaths underwater and celebrate with them at the completion of their course. The Dive Master course helps you to develop your knowledge of dive theory, and in water diving skills to a professional level.

We also offer a FREE internship to dive and work with real customers to boose your confidence, also the chance to stay and work if there are placements available!

Scuba Junction also has great equipment deals to get you started or to buy as you're tools of the trade to get you working.....-10% package deals to suit all budgets, favorite colours & traveling needs! discounts as a DMT at SJ are 10% off

We provide all the required materials as a part of the course; you receive your own copies of:

    * The Dive Master Manual
    * The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
    * Diving Knowledge Workbook
    * Electronic version of the RDP Planner
    * Instructor Manual
    * Application Form
    * Certifying Decal
    * Other Useful Forms / Brochures

The above required pack for the DMT course costs: 6,000thb

By assisting on many varied certification courses you will develop your control and problem-solving skills, a valuable attribute of any Dive Master. You'll also learn and practice how to guide diving tours and also focus on map-making, which will help to fine tune your navigational skills.



Other aspects of the role of the Dive Master include working on customer relations skills, dive center logistics and development of an emergency plan specific to the local environment. There's a lot of fun to be had living and working in the tropics.

To enroll in the Dive Master program you need a PADI Rescue Diver certification (or equivalent from another certification agency), Forty logged dives, and proof of formal C.P.R. training from a recognized agency within the last two years.

A total of sixty logged dives are required for certification, but if the course requisites are met earlier and you are short of time then you can complete the remaining dives elsewhere in the world. You are then eligible to gain your certification as a Dive Master.

Price: 25,000 Baht
- Book Here or Contact us for more information

* Please Note: New PADI Standards state all students in any PADI course must buy the book with the course.

* In addition once certified you can either email your certification to PADI or post it, the cost for your certification to become to Dive Master is AU$139 / 4,400thb.

* Also required is Diving Insurance and we recommend going with either DAN Insurance, SSI or PADI. There are many options regarding coverage so make sure you are covered for  the time you are participating in the DMT Course.

* More information on our Dive Leader programs can be found by emailing Natalie Alderton, Owner / Manager, Scuba Junction with your requirements and we will be happy to get you underway to become a Dive Professional.

 
Instructor

 

 

PADI IDC Instructor Course

Darius Moazzami, our PADI Course Director has been teaching IDC's for 7 years on the island and has achieved a perfect 100% success rate from his candidates on the PADI Instructor Exam. Our program runs for 14 days and includes the IDC Prep, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, Oxygen Provider Instructor and Marine Resource Management seminar. We include lunches on the program, as well. The price for the IDC is currently 39,900 THB.

In addition to the course fees, you will need the new IDC Crew Pak which includes the PADI Guide to Teaching and all of the slates which you will use on the IDC and afterward as an Instructor (DSD, OW, AOW, Rescue, etc.). The Crew Pak is 15,000 THB and you must also have the EFR Instructor Manual (2500 THB).

You must also pay fees to PADI. Currently, the Instructor Exam fee, Instructor Application fee and the EFR Instructor Application fee are 1017 AUD. These are paid direct to PADI by bank draft or credit card. Though we include the option of the Oxygen Instructor in the IDC, you will have to pay an application fee (68 AUD) to PADI if you choose to hold that rating.

After finishing, you may consider gaining extra experience through the Master Scuba Diver Trainer program. This lasts anywhere from 3 weeks to several months and is priced at 20,000 THB. Again there will be fees that must be paid to PADI- 68 AUD/ Specialty Instructor course and 125 AUD for the MSDT application.

Our MSDT program is a great way to ease you into real world teaching under the supervision of our experienced team of Instructors. On the program you will get an opportunity to choose 5 Instructor Specialties that you would like to teach and you will have an opportunity to team teach with our guys until you get a minimum of 25 certifications. By no means will we make you stop if you are enjoying the program. Many of our MSDT's leave with 80 or even 100 student certifications. We encourage the MSDT's to participate in training all levels of divers from Open Water students to DMT's and Specialty course students. You will also be enrolled in our job placement service. Our former Instructor candidates are working in and/or managing almost every dive shop in Thailand and hundreds more across the world. Whenever dive jobs are going, we tend to hear about them first. This is obviously a huge advantage for newly qualified Instructors.
 
W hope this helps you out. Feel free to drop me a line on this address if you have any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 


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