About Scuba diving
What is the most amazing experience you’ve had in your life so far? If it isn’t Scuba Diving, then it is going to be, very soon.
From the moment you take your first breath underwater, you will have your mind blown several times in the 40 odd minutes you’ll spend underwater, from watching a turtle lazily paddle away to a huge school of tiny fish engulfing you.
Who you’ll be diving with?
Island Divers is a very popular Diveshop on the unbelievably beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi with countless 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor. Not just that, our own Ithaka travelers have been raving about them from the moment we partnered with them. You are going to love your experience, and If your dive instructor can blow bubble rings in the water, double whammy!
50% of people don’t know how to swim or aren’t very comfortable with it. If you’re one of them, don’t worry. You don’t need to swim during a scuba dive, technically you just have to drown :D
In all seriousness, it is totally cool if you can’t swim. You will have an inflated vest that’ll keep you safe, and a watchful instructor who’ll make sure you don’t do something stupid.
You can book a photography and video package with them for Rs 2000, where a professional diver will take your pictures and videos between 2 dives. :)
What is included in the tour
Delicious Lunch (Veg/Non-Veg) (believe us, we’ve tried it ourselves) - special requirements have to be informed in advance
All equipments for diving
Snacks, fruits, tea coffee and water in the boat (the pineapples are Yumm.. :D)
The first step is learning about your scuba equipment, and the basics of safety underwater. This will be covered in a session on land with your instructor, early in the morning.
Next, you’ll get on the boat and ride out to the Phi Phi marine park. This is when you’ll put on your equipment and scuba gear.
Your first dive will be in a shallow, sheltered bay where you will test and practice hands on whatever you learned in the morning session. Once you’re comfortable with your dive gear, you’ll kick off for a dive upto a max depth of 12m. Your instructor will be with you the entire time, and for about 45min or so (or until the first of you runs out of breathing air), you will explore one of the beautiful reefs around the island.
You will come back to the boat, eat, snorkel and generally chill with the other divers for your ‘surface interval’ while the boat moves to the next dive shop.
Then you will go for your last dive. You will be much more comfortable this time, and be able to enjoy the underwater world in a much more relaxed manner (which also means your air lasts longer, yay!). Once you are done, you’ll get back on the boat, take off your gear and weep with joy at the amazing experience you just had. Once back to the shop, you’ll get your certificate, which you can use as credits towards your full Open Water Diver course.
Last, you will go on Facebook and put up a kickass photo of you on the boat grinning like an idiot with the hashtag #FindYourIthaka (thank you in advance!)
Ithaka Pro Tip
If you have to pee once you’re all geared up, just do it in the suit. They say there are 2 types of divers in the world. Those who pee in their suits, and those that lie about it ;)
Terms & Conditions
Cancellation Policy - Just let us know 24 hours before and we’ll process your cancellation/changes to your booking, at no extra cost. If you still can’t do that and tell us within 24 hours.
Refund Policy - If you’re on the boat and for any reason you don’t do the 2nd dive, we’ll happily refund you upto 800 THB.
Insurance - We request you to please have your own travel insurance in which diving is covered as we don’t have one for the travelers.
Special Info - More important than having a great time during diving, it’s important for us to keep you healthy and safe. Hence, if you have any medical conditions that are mentioned on this form (http://www.islanddiverspp.com/Divingmedical.pdf), you’ll have to get a doctor’s permission and his signature saying it’s okay for you to dive. Our nearest doctor is in Phuket, so we request you to check this form before arriving on Phi Phi.
Requirement - The minimum age for diving with us is 10 years. Also, you should not fly within 18 hours of diving as it might cause certain side-affects, like death. :p
If you’re more than 8 people in all, please book at least 48 hours in advance.
Payments - We also accept on-spot payments (in Phi Phi) done through VISA and Master Cards. But you’ll have to pay a surcharge of 3%.