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Thailand PADI Non Dive Specialty Courses at Koh Phra Thong Island on the Andaman Coast

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PADI Non Dive Specialty Courses in Thailand

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Even if you don't dive you can still learn about the marine environment or techniques surrounding diving. These specialties are a great way to introduce yourself to the idea of diving.

Take a look through the 4 options outlined below in the tabbed panels to see what takes your fancy. If you have any questions then please contact us.

 


Project AWARE
Benefits of Project AWARE
Price : 3,600 Bt

This includes:
- PADI materials
- PADI certification
- Knowledge development & review
- Experienced PADI instructor
- A fun quiz!









The Project AWARE specialty course is designed to familiarize divers & non-divers with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems.

It also describes what individuals can do to help protect aquatic resources.

The program is a non-diving course that contains:
- independent reading of Project Aware – Our Aquatic World
- knowledge development & discussions
- knowledge reviews with experienced PADI Instructor
The Project AWARE specialty course will really open your mind to our amazing blue planet!

You’ll learn startling facts about our oceans & seas and threats they sadly face.

You’ll also discuss actions that can be taken to conserve our aquatic world.

This course will appeal to anyone with an interest in the aquatic environment.

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fish fact: the clown triggerfish is a highly sought after aquarium fish. a good specimen costs more than $150
dive equipment: an underwater fish identification slate is a great early addition to your dive equipment


PADI Coral Reef Conservation
Benefits Reef Conservation
Price : 3,600 Bt

This includes:
- PADI materials
- PADI certification
- Knowledge development & review
- Experienced PADI instructor
- A fun quiz!









Teaches divers, snorkelers & non-divers about the vital role coral reefs play in the marine environment and how these ecosystems are currently threatened.

The course familiarizes participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and explains how individuals can help protect the living reef from further decline.
The program is a non-diving course conducted over 2-3 hours that contains: - independent reading - knowledge development with an experienced PADI instructor
Participants will be more aware about:
- Project AWARE’s efforts to conserve coral reefs
- the importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas
- coral reef and reef inhabitant biology, association and competition & ocean-based activities that put reefs in peril

- suggestions and information about actions that may help to protect reefs, including responsible diving and snorkeling practices.

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dive data: the partner goby warns the shrimp of predators whilst the shrimp looks after the home. symbiosis is good!
trip suggestion: for a great value fun trip, take the PADI underwater naturalist course on the blue guru winnie liveaboard


PADI Emergency O2 Provider
Benefits of O2 Provider
Price : 5,400

This includes:
- PADI materials
- PADI certification
- Knowledge development & review
- Experienced PADI instructor
- Use of emergency oxygen equipment & different masks








The PADI Emergency Oxygen specialty course provides participants with the knowledge & skills to administer oxygen in an emergency.

The course can be completed in 1 day and consists of:
- independent reading of PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty manual
- knowledge review with an experienced PADI instructor
- skills development practising assembly, disassembly & use of oxygen system
First aid with emergency oxygen is especially important in treating decompression illness and near-drowning incidents.

The PADI Emergency Oxygen specialty course will therefore particularly appeal to divers, swimmers, boat captains, lifeguards and parents with children who may be at risk of drowning.


Being able to administer oxygen could save someone’s life and/or significantly improve their recovery
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dive tip: if the water visibility is bad then switch to macro mode and use the flash to get best photo results
dive tip: approach your subject whilst breathing in. this way there are no exhalation bubbles to scare it away


PADI Equipment Specialty
Benefits of Equipment Spec.
Price : 3,600 BT

- PADI certification
- Knowledge development
- Practical workshop
- Experienced PADI instructor












Teaches divers the operation and maintenance of equipment. The course covers:
- theory, principles and operation of diving equipment
- routine, recommended care & maintenance procedures
- common problems with equipment
- suggestions for equipment congurations
The course can be completed in 1 day and consists of:
- independent reading
- knowledge development with an experienced PADI instructor
- skills development practising basic care & maintenance procedures
Participants will:
- develop knowledge of the theory, principles & operation of diving equipment
- be able to perform routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures
- be able to store equipment
- gain an introduction to new equipment
This course will particularly appeal to anyone:
- considering buying their own equipment
- who already owns their own
- considering progressing to Divemaster or Instructor level Click for PADI Continuing Education Flowchart
dive equipment: buy your own BCD so you can use integrated weights. this helps your buoyancy control
dive data: as well as good buoyancy, try using a frog kick to avoid harming delicate marine life