Welcome to Diving Koh Chang, your gateway to the mesmerizing underwater world of Thailand’s enchanting Koh Chang Island. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater, to glide weightlessly with the currents, and to witness the vibrant marine life up close, our Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program is the perfect starting point.
DSD is a specially designed experience for individuals who aren’t ready for a certification course but are eager to explore the ocean’s wonders. It’s the perfect introduction to scuba diving, requiring no prior experience. Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler looking to take the next step or a complete newcomer to the world of underwater exploration, DSD opens the door to an unforgettable adventure.
At Diving Koh Chang, our experienced, safety-conscious team is ready to guide you every step of the way. So, get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world beneath the waves, right here on the beautiful coast of Koh Chang.
Dive in, discover, and experience the magic of the underwater world with us. Your journey begins here.
A Typical Day of a DSD Diver
Your unforgettable day beneath the waves begins early. Once you arrive at the dive center, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly, professional staff who will introduce you to your diving instructor for the day. We believe in keeping our dive groups small to ensure personalized attention, and your instructor will be with you every step of the way.
As our boat sets sail towards the dive site, your instructor will brief you on the basic principles of scuba diving. You’ll learn about the diving equipment, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, and how to maintain buoyancy. There’s no need to worry if you’ve never dived before – our briefing is designed to make even the most inexperienced diver feel comfortable and confident. And remember, your instructor will be with you at all times to guide you.
Upon reaching the dive site, it’s time to gear up and take the plunge. Your first dive will be a shallow one, where you can get used to breathing underwater in a controlled and safe environment. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you get comfortable in this new environment. Soon, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the vibrant coral reefs and the myriad of colorful marine life that calls them home.
After the first dive, we return to the boat for a delicious lunch while enjoying the stunning seascape views. This break also gives you a chance to rest, hydrate and share your experiences with fellow divers.
A Discover Scuba Diving experience is more than just a dive – it’s your first step into a larger world. We can’t wait to introduce you to the wonders of Koh Chang’s underwater universe.
Following the break, we gear up for the second dive. This is where you’ll further develop your confidence and dive skills under the watchful eyes of your instructor. You’ll explore different parts of the reef, perhaps encountering sea turtles, barracudas, and, if you’re lucky, even the elusive whale shark.
At the end of your dives, as we journey back to Bangbao, you can relax and reflect on your amazing underwater adventure. Our team will take care of all the equipment so you can enjoy the post-dive high and anticipate your next scuba diving adventure.
Remember, this is just a taste of what the underwater world has to offer. If you’re bitten by the diving bug, as so many are, you can consider joining one of our certification courses to take your diving journey further.
What to Expect and Safety Measures
With the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program, you are embarking on an exciting, safe, and well-guided introduction to the world of scuba diving. While DSD is not a certification course, it’s designed to give you a real taste of scuba diving and what it’s like to explore the undersea world.
Your DSD experience will be an action-packed day that includes two shallow open water dives. You’ll be diving in some of Koh Chang’s most scenic dive spots, home to a stunning array of marine life. Our instructors will guide you through the entire process, ensuring you have the confidence to enjoy your time under the waves.
The beauty of DSD lies in its simplicity. You don’t need any previous experience to participate. The day is all about enjoying your first taste of scuba diving and exploring the amazing marine life Koh Chang has to offer. It’s about the freedom of floating weightlessly underwater, the thrill of breathing beneath the waves, and the excitement of experiencing an entirely new world.
While the DSD experience is not a course, you will still learn some fundamental aspects of scuba diving. On the boat, our experienced instructors will teach you basic diving theory, how to use the scuba equipment, and simple skills like equalizing your ears and communicating underwater. All these will equip you to enjoy your dive safely and comfortably.
Have you become completely addicted? Then, by completing this program, you can finish the Open Water Course in just 2 days. You’ll carry the experiences from this day with you! Just one more day in the classroom and pool, and then on the last day, you’ll complete 3 intense dives, and you’ll receive a globally recognized certification to dive up to 18 meters.
Safety is paramount at Diving Koh Chang. We maintain high safety standards and our experienced team ensures that your introduction to scuba diving is safe, enjoyable, and memorable.
During the dive, our instructors maintain a small diver-to-instructor ratio. This ensures personalized attention and supervision at all times. Instructors are always close by to assist, guide, and ensure your safety.
Moreover, our equipment is regularly serviced and maintained to international standards. Before you dive, we’ll show you how everything works and conduct thorough safety checks.
Remember, you’ll never be rushed or pushed beyond your comfort zone. We respect everyone’s individual pace and comfort levels.
Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment are our top priorities. We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable, safe, and exciting introduction to the world beneath the waves.
Pricing and Booking Details
Embark on your first diving adventure without breaking the bank! Our Discover Scuba Diving program is competitively priced to offer you an unforgettable underwater experience. For detailed pricing information or a booking, please visit our Pricing Page.
If you are going diving with several people (multiple people doing a DSD, or for example, some family members who are diving or snorkeling), we would be happy to discuss the details with you regarding the total price. The best way to do this is by filling out the booking form. By doing so, you are not committing to anything yet, but it will allow us to get in touch with you to provide the best offer.
At Diving Koh Chang, we prioritize your safety and personalized experience. If you sign up with 2 people, we prefer to let you dive together with one instructor and no other divers. This one-on-one attention ensures that you receive individualized guidance and care, allowing for a more intimate and controlled diving experience. Safety is our top concern, and by providing private instruction, we adhere to the highest safety standards. Whether you’re new to diving or have previous experience, we’ve designed our diving experiences to be both enjoyable and secure. Feel free to reach out with any specific questions or needs, and we’ll be more than happy to accommodate you.
Booking is easily done with the booking form on the website. Provide the requested details, and we will contact you to set up a final appointment. After confirmation, we pass your information to the dive shop, and they will create a schedule for the day. They book an experienced instructor and consider your preferences for diving partners. Of course, we do this in consultation with them daily. Often, we are also present on the boats ourselves. Payment and other details can be handled on the day of diving, or the dive shop may send you a link for a deposit. This depends on the timing of the booking and will be arranged in consultation.
The price of 5000 baht includes a comprehensive package for your diving experience. It covers pick-up service from your hotel or resort on the west coast of Koh Chang, provision of all necessary equipment accompanied by a licensed instructor, and an all-inclusive meal plan that offers lunch, soft drinks, and fruit. We’ve taken care of everything so you can fully immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of Koh Chang!
About the Author
Maurice van den Heuvel
With 15 years of expertise as a scuba diving instructor, I've guided countless individuals through the aquatic wonders of our world. An entrepreneur with successful business ventures across Europe, I also channel my passion into web creation — including this site. My journey has taken me from the south of the Netherlands to the serene waters of Koh Chang. Dive with me and benefit from a legacy of trust, experience, and unwavering passion.