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PADI Youth Programs
(8 years of age and up) For further information please inquire.

Bubble Maker
Children of 8 years or older are eligible for this course.

PADI Seal Team
Children of 8 years or older are eligible for this course

Junior Open Water Diver
(10~14 years of age)

Discover Snorkeling and Skin Diver Courses

Scuba Review/Scuba Tune-Up
This includes use of RDP tables and Scuba Review Manual. A completion sticker for the PADI card will be given.
The above are recommended for all Open Water and Adv.OW divers who have not dived for eight months or longer.

Course Fee:

NT$ 3,300 = 1 dive.
NT$ 4,900 = 2 dives.

Discover Scuba Diving
(Minimum age 10 years)

Course Fee:

NT$ 3,000 = 1 dive.
NT$ 4,900 = 2 dives.

Price includes all equipment for the dive including fee and tank(s).

Course fee includes, the Open Water Diver Manual, RDP tables, PADI International O.W certification card, logbook and all equipment including tanks. A wall certificate is available on request.
The course consists of a minimum of a full day confined water session in a pool or the ocean (5 dives), followed by 4 open water dives in the ocean. I recommend that students’ purchase their own fins, mask, snorkel, booties, and wet suit for comfort and fit. However this is optional, all this gear is included in the course fee if you prefer not to purchase it.

Course Fee: Ratio instructor to student(s):

1 to 1 = NT$ 14,990 over 2 days.
1 to 2 = NT$ 12,990 over 2 days.
1 to 3 = NT$ 11,990 over 2 days.
1 to 4 = NT$ 11,990 6 dives over 3 days.
1 to 5 or 6 = NT$ 10,990 6 dives over 3 days.

For safety no course will have more than 6 students.

DVDs are available on request.

Advanced Open Water Diver
Course fee includes the Advanced O.W Manual, Underwater Data Carrier, PADI International Adv.OW certification card, log book (if required) and all equipment. A wall certificate is available on request.
Course consists of a minimum of 5 dives from the shore or a boat at the instructor’s discretion.
The two core dive skills are Deep Dive and Navigation Dive. Three optional skills may include Night Dive, Boat Dive, Drift Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Wreck Diver, Underwater Digital Photographer, or AWARE Fish ID.

Please note: If the student elects to do the Boat Dive or Drift Dive skills, the boat captain’s fee must be paid by the student. No course will have more than 6 students.

NB: All the dives on the Advanced OW course may be treated as the first dive of your Specialty course.

Course Fee: Advanced Open Water: Ratio:

1 to 1 = NT$ 13,990 over 2 days.
1 to 2 = NT$ 12,990 over 2 days.
1 to 3 = NT$ 11,990 over 2 days.
1 to 4 = NT$ 10,990 over 2 days.

This fee includes 2 boat dives.
DVDs are available on request.

Rescue Diver
Course fee includes Rescue Diver Manual, Accident Management slate, PADI International Rescue Diver Card, and Logbook (if required). A wall certificate is available on request.
It is highly recommended that all students own their own equipment. Equipment rental is extra, but gear rental at a reduced cost is available. The Rescue Diver Course consists of 5 training sessions over a two day period. Skills include Diving Accident Management skills, Recovery of an Unconscious Diver, In-water Rescue work, Oxygen Provider etc. It is a pre-requisite that all Rescue Diver candidates hold a current [within 2 years of last training] CPR training certificate. PADI recognizes all certification agencies i.e. Red Cross, Medic First Aid, St Johns Ambulance etc, However PADI recommends Emergency First Response (EFR)

Course fee:

Ratio 1 to 2 - 6 students NT$ 12,990. (Minimum of 2 students.)
DVDs are available on request.

Emergency First Response (EFR) (Minimum of two students)

Course fee includes EFR Manual, EFR Certification Card and EFR Car Sticker.
The EFR Course consists of land-based accident management techniques, including CPR and Rescue Breathing, Shock Management, Defibrillation techniques, Bandaging and Splinting techniques etc. The Course takes two days to complete.

Ratio 2 - 6 students NT$ 4,500. (minimum of 2 students.)
DVDs are available on request.

Master Scuba Diver Certification fee is waived for 2015. In 2016, and onwards, the certification fee will be NT$2,000.

DIVEMASTER: (First STEP to becoming a professional diver!)
My course fee includes the PADI Divemaster Crewpack, DM certificate and logbook. The DM Crewpack is a valuable package which includes the Divemaster Manual, Divemaster slates, the Diving Knowledge Workbook, the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, the Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Guide, the Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving Instructor Guide and the Discover Snorkelling/Skin Diver Instructor Guide. [All of which you may teach as a DM]

PADI also recommends that student candidates purchase the PADI Wheel, RDP and the eRDP if you do not already own them.

All DM candidates should own a complete set of gear, however weight belts are provided if required. Gear rental at a reduced cost is available.
Please note. The PADI Dive Master annual membership fee is not included.

Course Fee: NT$29,000.
Please inquire for more details of this extensive training course. No course will have more than one student.

NB: A word to the wise. If you do not intend to become a full time PADI professional and rapidly step up to be a PADI instructor there is absolutely no point in becoming a DM. As a DM you will pay an annual fee of NT$3,000 plus to PADI to maintain your DM status. If you do not pay the annual fee [the 2nd year] you revert back to Rescue Diver status. Do not expect to earn much money as a DM at some exotic resort. The best you can expect is 'free' diving in return for the huge responsibility of sheep dogging a bunch of 'dive once a year' darlings. This, believe you me is NOT fun. If you want to do something 'cool' and fun go for your Master Scuba Diver certification, this is well worth having and imparts status to you as a diver. It is the 'black belt' of scuba diving. If you do desire to become a DM, my advice is to choose an experienced instructor who will be able to impart their many years of invaluable diving knowledge and experience onto to you.

Assistant Instructor.
Course fee: Please inquire.

Specialty Courses
EANx (Enriched Air Nitrox) Dry dive certification
+ 2 guided dives from the shore
+ 2 boat dives
Underwater Naturalist
2 Dives
Night Diver
3 Dives
Underwater Navigator
3 Dives
Peak Performance Buoyancy
2 Dives
Drift Diver
2 Dives
Deep Diver
4 Dives
2 Dives

AWARE CORAL REEF CONSERVATION (Classroom only [2 hours] NT$4,000)
PROJECT AWARE SPECIALIST (Classroom only [4 hours] NT$4,000)

The course fee for all the above courses includes the relevant PADI Specialty Manual and the PADI Specialty Diver Card. A Wall Certificate is available on request. All dives include tanks. Specialty candidates should own their own equipment; however equipment can be rented if required.

Original CD ROMs for all the courses are available on request for NT$800. New or replacement logbooks are available for NT$200.

Fun Dives and Discover Local SCUBA DivinG TRIPS

Fun dives in Kenting or elsewhere and Discover Local Diving (if you are new to Taiwan) can be arranged every weekend.
Guided Fun Dives :

1 guided shore dive with tank NT$950 per person.
2 guided shore dives with tanks, per person NT$1900.
2 guided boat dives NT$2,800 per person.
Night dive. NT$1500 for one tank. Includes lights and guide fee.

Gear rental NT$1,100 per person.

*Travel from Taipei to Kenting is easy. Take the south-bound High Speed Rail (HSR) from Taipei main station to the last stop Zuoying (Kaohsiung) takes 90 mins. From Zuoying station take the Kenting Express bus to Hengchun. NT$350 (2 hours) From Hengchun take a taxi to the dive shop (about NT$200) or rent a scooter by the day in Hengchun for NT$400 to $500. From Kaohsiung City to Kenting by private car the fee is NT$300 one way or NT$600 round trip. Email me to arrange a private car to the dive shop from Kaohsiung. You can also take a taxi directly to the dive shop from Kaohsiung or Zuoying if there is a small group. They are called 'Shared Taxis' and cost NT$400 per person one way with 4 people in the cab.

Advice and assistance on gear purchases given freely. In addition, a minimum discount of 25% for students or 35% for instructors given by Andy on all gear purchases.

NB: All the above courses are taught to PADI standards regarding class size or student ratios.
Please note that the above prices are subject to change without notice.

Dive Safely. Andy Gray. PADI instructor #52233. Email:


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