So you think you might be interested in scuba diving but you are a bit nervous and not sure whether you will like it, or just short on time. The PADI discover scuba diving (DSD) program at Davy Jones’ Locker on Koh Tao could be for you.
The program can be completed in a day and is a great way to find out if scuba is for you, and is a great way to see some of the spectacular coral reefs and fantastic marine life that live in the warm clear seas around Koh Tao.
The program starts with a safety briefing from your instructor. There are four essential safety skills required before your dive and you can choose whether to practice these at a shallow beach or in our own pool. We will teach you how to find and clear your regulator, clear water from your mask and share air with another diver. Then your adventure can begin…
Your first ‘giant stride’ from the boat can feel like a leap of faith, but when you take your first breaths underwater and the air comes with a reassuring rush you quickly relax and enjoy the dive. Your instructor will take you slowly down to the dive site and lead you on a tour. Within minutes you will be swimming with angel fish, butterfly fish, spotted rays and you might be lucky enough to spot a turtle! Most people opt for a two dive package and by your second dive you will really start to feel more comfortable in the water and see even more.
Oceans cover seventy per cent of the Earth’s surface and coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. If you have never dived before you owe it to yourself to give it a try so come on down to DJL diving and take your first dive.