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Best place for Scuba PADI Certification for 11 year old - Indonesia or Thailand or Phillipines

Posted by chaitanya on 17/5/2017 at 02:22

Am from India and wish to undertake a trip during the week of June 19th with my 11 year old son for a Scuba Diving PADI Certification (Open Water certification for him and an advanced certification for myself)

Could you please advise which is the best place that is very kid friendly, patient to teach from basics and enable certification?

I have Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand as options. Your expertise and help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


#1 chaitanya has been a member since 17/5/2017. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/5/2017 at 17:17 admin

You can learn to dive in any of the countries that you've mentioned but I'd say Thailand is the one best geared up for teaching as the conditions are the least demanding—it is also very affordable.

Normally I'd suggest somewhere like Ko Lanta as being a better choice for a family, but June is wet season there, so the busier Ko Tao may be a better option.

We have a piece on learning to dive on Ko Tao here.

#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,093

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