Booking Terms and Conditions
Day Diving, Courses and Packages
Skills Review: Many agencies recommend a Skills Review if it has been longer than six months since your last dive. Siam Scuba advises divers to follow the agency recommendation for safety reasons. The Skills Review should be booked in advance and takes place on your first day. Alternatively, this can be completed prior to your arrival in resort and signed by an instructor in your diving logbook. Evidence of the date of your last dive should be shown in a log book to avoid problems on check-in. In the interests of safety, Siam Scuba reserves the right to provide and charge for a Skills Review or Check Dive with an instructor or restrict diving activities if the instructor has any concerns regarding diver safety. We are aware that even after a period of diving inactivity that you maybe an experienced diver, therefore we advise that you complete a Check Dive prior to starting your diving. This allows you to check your buoyancy in an unfamiliar diving environment and acquaint yourself with your equipment. This can be arranged locally and will be incorporated into your first dive and includes the following skills:
- Full mask removal and replacement
- Regulator recovery and clear
- Alternate air source use
- Demonstration of neutral buoyancy
All prices can be found on our price lists at
Medicals: All diving guests in Koh Tao are required to sign a self-declaration medical which can be found here: www.SiamScuba.com All course students are required to sign a PADI Medical form prior to commencing with the course to be found: www.SiamScuba.com.
If the diver or student has any of the medical conditions listed, signed clearance from a doctor will be required valid within 12 months. Where doctor’s clearance is needed, we do ask guests to arrange this prior to arrival where possible to avoid any delays in resort.
Diving for Qualified Divers:
Siam Scuba Divers’ dive guides will provide a detailed and comprehensive dive briefing before you enter the water with your buddy. When the guide is in the water they will remain with the group to navigate the site and to look out for any interesting marine life to show you. The dive guide will not provide any dive training during the dive and you and buddy dive together at your own risk. As qualified divers you are responsible for your own and your buddy’s safety during the dive and to plan your dive and dive your plan by using either dive tables or a personal dive computer. You must begin, execute and end the dive with your dive buddy.
Cancellation – Diving or Course only:
If a Dive or Course booking is cancelled at any time prior to arrival (for any reason), a refund of 65% will be arranged. The other 35% will be held by Siam Scuba on account, to be used as part-payment for a future booking. This amount cannot be refunded or exchanged with a 3rd party. A cancellation fee of 75% will be charged to any cancellation being made due to a “promotional offer” being introduced after a booking has been confirmed.
– length of the open water course is MAX 4 days any extra days will be charged as extra training day if there is no medical form provided .
No show fee:
Any guest in resort or at the dive center who signs up to dive but does not attend on the day, or does not call to cancel by 4.00pm the evening before the arranged day or proving medical reason singed and proved by the island doctor , charged 1000 B or may be charged 100 % full price .
Useful Information for all divers
– Divers must ensure that they leave a minimum of 24 hours between their last dive and their flight departure (or going to altitude).
– Both snorkelers and non-divers will be required to complete a liability form at the time of check in. Snorkelers can only enter the water when an Instructor/Guide is on the boat to observe or unless accompanied in the water by a certified diver and will be required to wear floatation aid at all times.
– It is required that all PADI course students have their own personal set of up to date materials. Materials are included in our course rates unless they are either; (a) not required for the course or (b) you should have previously purchased the required materials.
- For PADI eLearning, you must register and pay with PADI directly www.padi.com/elearning-scuba-registration.
- For the Scuba Diver Upgrade Course, you will need to bring the Open Water Manual used on your Scuba Diver Course and for the Open Water Referral Course you will need to bring your manual used in the first part of your Open Water Course.
- Course paperwork needs to be signed by a parent or guardian for students under the age of 18.
- Open Water Courses (and on occasions other recreational courses) can run over into an additional day should this be required in order to cover course objectives and standards then an extra days training fee will apply.
- Confined water training can take place in shallow sea or in a swimming pool. Open water training can be from the shore, boat or a mixture of both.