Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Pattaya Career Development Centre (CDC) Learn-In-Asia (LIA) in tropical Thailand gives you the opportunity to make the beach your office for a training period, or if you wish for a complete change of life then possibly for a lifetime. Dive interns that dive train with our partner Pattaya CDC range from gap year students to corporate professionals taking a career break diving here in sunny Thailand. Join Extreme Sports Cafe at our partner CDC in Pattaya Thailand and experience Scuba Diving..Learn to Scuba Dive with people who have been training new Scuba Divers for decades...
Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Pattaya CDC is the first and most experienced PADI CDC (career Development Center) between Bangkok and Cambodia out of over 50 dive centers - this is the highest PADI dive center achievement possible. Scuba diving instructor training is what our partner Pattaya Dive Career Development Center specialise in and have been doing very successfully since 1991. Our partner Pattaya Dive Career Development Center pride themselves on having the most comprehensive scuba diving training facilities and well stocked dive shop in Pattaya, Jomtien, Thailand and can cater for the individual beginner diver to the most advanced technical diving addict.
2 x PADI Platinum Course Directors - FULL TIME. The PADI CDs have the highest possible achievement from PADI. Both are at the dive centre every day of each week. This is very rare in a dive centre.
3 fully stocked dive shops (Bangkok, Pattaya) selling Scubapro, Mares, Suunto, Poseidon, Dacor, Saekodive, OMS, Buddy, Ikelite, US Divers, Diverite, Pinnacle, Aqualung, Zeagle, Sealife, Seac Sub, Technisub scuba equipment amongst many other brands. (Offering internships, live-aboards and overseas (Philippines) dive trips. Complete in-house service.
Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Pattaya CDC is the ONLY Pattaya dive center to privately own and operate 3-4 dive boats daily. (own 3, permanently lease 1) They do not allow any other companies or freelancing instruction personnel on their boats. Our partner Pattaya CDC doesn't believe in overcrowding one large dive boat. They have 4 boats so that all of the trips go to different destinations and divers can enjoy smaller groups, more supervision and better diving. This also gives all of the interns the chance to help in supervising dive trips. There is no substitute for the real life experience & training you get at our partner Pattaya CDC.
This discover scuba diving course is designed for those who want to try diving prior to taking a full scuba diving course, or for those who don't have the time to do a scuba diver course but still wish to experience the underwater world, the beautiful corals, fish and islands - and believe me you'll want to once you see Thailand!
The Discover Scuba Diving course is conducted over one day. The first dive starts in shallow ocean water where you will learn some basic skills to enhance your enjoyment before going on a supervised dive with a PADI instructor. After lunch you'll go off for a pleasure dive, no skills to learn this time, and get to share the sea with such creatures as turtles, eels, nocturnal harmless sharks and of course thousands of fish. The maximum depth for this course is 12 metres.
With advanced notice, we can take you to a swimming pool on the day prior to your dives and learn the skills and therefore make for a more relaxing day for your ocean dives.
The PADI Scuba Diver course is designed for those who do not have four days to spare for a PADI Open Water Diver course, but who still wish to get certified. Upon completion of this scuba diving course you can dive to 12 meters under the supervision of a PADI professional (DM or instructor). The SD (Scuba Diver) course is conducted over two days, and includes some classroom and swimming pool instruction prior to your two dives in open water. All dives are done under direct supervision of a PADI instructor.
The Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular entry level dive course. The scuba diving course lasts four days but can be scheduled into two blocks with a break between for some holiday fun.
The first two days are split between the classroom and the swimming pool where you will do five dives learning all of the skills that will enable you on completion of the course to be able to dive with a buddy but not necessarily under the supervision of a PADI professional. The second two days are spent on the boat doing a total of four dives with your maximum depth being 18 metres.
The Open Water Diver course can actually be completed in 3 days if you are pushed for time as the preliminary skills can also be performed in the ocean.
There are people who are Open Water Divers with in excess of 200 dives under their belts and they are happy staying at that level. However the Advanced Open Water Course opens up new avenues and allows you to dive more dive sites globally. This scuba diving course consists of 5 Dives - 2 Core (Deep Dive & Navigation Dive) and 3 elective dives where you get the chance to choose from a whole host of specialty dives from Night dives to drift dives and wreck dives to underwater photography dives.
The main advantage to the Advanced course is that it gives you 5 more dives with an instructor to hone underwater abilities and also gives you experience of diving at depth. You will do a deep dive to 30 metres affording you more confidence for future trips. It is heard of sometimes that if a dive site is deeper than 20 meters then unless you hold the Advanced Open Water international license the tour operator will not allow you to perform the dive. So already you can see that it'll open up many more opportunities for exciting new dives in the future.
Course Duration: 2 days (in the ocean) (JOY - no classroom)
Here's a handy one, anyone can take this course - diver or not. The EFR course deals with administering primary care to a patient of an accident, whether on dry land or in water. The course is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver Course. Primary Care (CPR) skills taught on this course:
Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions – Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management. Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management and Spinal Injury Management. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.
Generally you'll find that a diver will take care of himself and his buddy before, during and after a dive. The Rescue Diver Course puts you in the mind set to take on-board everything that is going on around you, to prevent problems as well as to deal with them in the unlikely event that they should arise. The course teaches you skills for self rescue and rescue of another diver. After you've mastered the skills there are two realistic scenarios in which you will have to take charge of the rescue.
Basically preparation is the key to the course. Anything can happen at any time. One minute you're eating lunch the next your searching for a missing diver, egressing to the surface with the diver. It doesn't end at the surface. You'll need to get back to the boat whilst removing equipment (for boat access) and issuing rescue breaths. When you have the diver on the boat it's your responsibility to continue with CPR (if needed), secondary assessment and control the whole scene. BELIEVE ME - this is a seriously FUN course. You'll learn a lot.
Most divers that have achieved this level or higher will tell you that the PADI Rescue Diver Course was the most enjoyable and rewarding of them all - apart from the first underwater experience that is!
Specialty Scuba Diving Courses
At Extreme Sports Cafe partner Pattaya CDC Dive centre they offer a whole range of specialty courses to suits all needs. Prices and course durations depend on the specialty (duration tends to be no longer than 2 days), please contact us for further details.
You can choose from the following list of scuba diving:Night Diver, Drift Diver, Search & Recovery, Advanced Search & Recovery, DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle - great fun), Underwater Naturalist Diver, Shipwreck Diver, Deep Diver, Navigation Diver, Photography Diver, Videography Diver, Multi-level Diver, Cave diving, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Digital Photography Divers Course, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver, NITROX Diver, Dry Suit Diver Course and DSAT Tec Deep Specialty Course - We now have a total of 23 specialty courses to offer.
With ESC and our partners, you will learn to scuba dive while enjoying every moment. The secret of our success is that we keep our group sizes small, we care for everyone equally and you'll always know you're in the capable hands of friendly diving professionals.
Scuba Diving Courses & Experiences in Pattaya Thailand from Extreme Sports Cafe