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DIVE CENTER CMAS 5 * TDA--ATUS ACADEMY/ FFESSM SCA

 

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( ALL PADI COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE ! OPEN WATER TO DIVEMASTER!! )

 

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Forra Dive centre was established on Koh Lipe in 1997 and since 2002 is

under the management of Antoine Pantelic , a french PADI, CMAS and SDI

instructor. Antoine has over 10000 dives on his record, 7000 of those in the South Andaman Sea.

We have excellent knowledge of the different dive sites in the Butang archipelago and more generally in the South Andaman Sea.

 

We have 2 dive boats: Charan 5 "Moskitoe", Charan 9 "Cargo Lounge" that we use for daily trips around the Butang archipelago. Every boat has a sundeck and toilets onboard.

 

Diving around Koh Lipe offers you the chance to see amazing creatures like whale sharks, manta rays, devil rays, eagle rays, blue spotted lagoon rays, leopard sharks, black tip reef sharks, groupers, many species of moray eels, barracudas, turtles, parrotfish, lionfish, scorpion fish, as well as seahorses and ghost pipefish…the list goes on, so keep your eyes peeled!

 

There are a large variety of dives for all levels of diver, from easy dives around vibrantly colourful rich soft corals and giant barrel sponges to the more demanding drift and deep dives for advanced divers.

 

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All dives and courses are under the direct supervision of experienced PADI or CMAS divemasters and instructors.

 

Forra diving offers you the chance to enjoy both fun dives , PADI and CMAS courses. All materials are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish ,Thai and Russian. We have a wide selection of new equipment that is regularly maintened by our staff locally and by Dive supply in Phuket ( for the regulators ), by Marine Mechanic in Phuket ( for the compressors ) and ACE in Koh Lanta ( for the tanks ).

 

 

FUN DIVES RATES 2016

( ADD 2OOTHB FOR THE NATIONAL PARK DIVING FEE ONCE EVERY 3 DAYS )

HIGH SEASON (1st Nov-15th May)

FUN DIVES

ALL - IN

OWN EQUIPEMENT

1 FUN DIVES ( 1 day )

1500

1300

2 FUN DIVES ( 1 day )

2800

2400

3 FUN DIVES ( 1 day )

3500

3100

1 NIGHT DIVE

1750

1500

SNORKEL TRIP

650

550

 

LOW SEASON (15th of May- 1st of Novembre)

( ADD 2OOTHB FOR THE NATIONAL PARK DIVING FEE ONCE EVERY 3 DAYS )

FUN DIVES

ALL - IN

OWN EQUIPEMENT

1 FUN DIVES ( 1 day )

1500

1300

2 FUN DIVES ( 1 day )

2700

2300

3 FUN DIVES ( 1 day )

3400

3000

1 NIGHT DIVE

1600

1400

SNORKEL TRIP

600

500

 
 - HIGH SEASON -  PADI COURSES RATES 2016  - RECREATIONAL DIVING - 

( ADD 200THB FOR THE NATIONAL PARK DIVING FEE ONCE EVERY 3 DAYS )

All rates include PADI manual, licence & logbook. All PADI materials are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish & Russian.

PADI COURSES

DURATION

DIVES

ALL - IN

OWN EQUIP

1 DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

1 DAY

1 DIVE

2500

-

2 DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

1 DAY

2 DIVES

3500

-

1 SCUBA REVIEW

1 DAY

1 DIVE

2500

2100

2 SCUBA REVIEW

1 DAY

2 DIVES

3300

2900

PADI SCUBA DIVER

2 DAYS

4 DIVES

10000

9200

PADI OPEN WATER

3 DAYS

6 TANKS

14500

12000

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER

2 DAYS

5 DIVES

11500

10000

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

1 DAY

NO DIVE

4000

-

EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

1 DAY

NO DIVE

4000

-

PADI RESCUE DIVER

3 - 4 DAYS

6 - 8 DIVES

13000

11800

PADI DIVEMASTER

3 WEEKS

TO

3 MONTHS

/

30000

(+ PADI CREW PACK)

25000

(+ PADI CREW PACK)

 

PADI SPECIALITY DIVER

DURATION

DIVES

PRICE

DEEP DIVER

1 / 2 DAYS

3 / 4 DIVES

8500 / 10000

NITROX DIVER

1 DAY

NO DIVE / 2 DIVES

3500 / 6500

ASK US FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE CAN TEACH MORE THAN 10 DIFFERENTS PADI SPECIALITIES!

 
 
 - LOW SEASON -  PADI COURSES RATES 2016  - RECREATIONAL DIVING - 

( ADD 200THB FOR THE NATIONAL PARK DIVING FEE ONCE EVERY 3 DAYS )

All rates include PADI manual, licence & logbook. All PADI materials are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish & Russian.

PADI COURSES

DURATION

DIVES

ALL - IN

OWN EQUIP

1 DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

1 DAY

1 DIVE

2500

-

2 DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

1 DAY

2 DIVES

3500

-

1 SCUBA REVIEW

1 DAY

1 DIVE

2400

-

2 SCUBA REVIEW

1 DAY

2 DIVES

3200

-

PADI SCUBA DIVER

2 DAYS

4 DIVES

9500

-

PADI OPEN WATER

3 DAYS

6 TANKS

13500

11000

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER

2 DAYS

5 DIVES

11500

10000

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

1 DAY

NO DIVE

4000

-

EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

1 DAY

NO DIVE

4000

-

PADI RESCUE DIVER

3 - 4 DAYS

6 - 8 DIVES

12000

10800

PADI DIVEMASTER

3 WEEKS

TO

3 MONTHS

/

30000

(+ PADI CREW PACK)

25000

(+ PADI CREW PACK)


PADI SPECIALITY DIVER

DURATION

DIVES

PRICE

DEEP DIVER

1 / 2 DAYS

3 / 4 DIVES

8500 / 10000

NITROX DIVER

1 DAY

NO DIVE / 2 DIVES

3500 / 6500

ASK US FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE CAN TEACH MORE THAN 10 DIFFERENTS PADI SPECIALITIES!

 

CMAS COURSES RATES 2016  - SPORT DIVING -

( ADD 200THB FOR THE NATIONAL PARK DIVING FEE ONCE EVERY 3 DAYS )

ALL COURSES INCLUDES CMAS LICENCE, LOGBOOK + PHOTOCOPIE OF THE BOOK ENGLISH OR FRENCH.

RATES IN THAI BAHT

ALL IN

OWN EQUIP

1 STAR CMAS * ( 3/4 days 6 dives )

13500

11800

2 STAR CMAS ** ( 5/6 days 10 dives )

18000

16000

3 STAR CMAS *** ( 6/7 days 12 dives )

20000

17000

Autonomous diver 12m ( 2 days 4 dives )

10000

9200

Autonomous diver 20m ( 3 days 6 dives )

13000

11800

Autonomous diver 40m ( 4 days 8 dives )

14000

12500

Autonomous diver 60m ( 4 days 8 dives )

17000

14000

 

Forra Diving offers the following activities:

Fun dives

Introductory dives

PADI & CMAS courses

Snorkeling Trips 

Snorkel while your friends are diving.

Kayak Rental

Explore the Butang archipelago, we have kayaks for rent.

 

 

DISCOVER THE MARINE LIFE OF THE BUTANG ISLANDS

There are a large variety of dives available within the western part of Tarutao National Marine Park, which is estimated to host 25% of the world's tropical fish species. Waters are deep and clear, giving good light penetration required for photosynthesis that enables rich coral growth. The waters drop to over 40 meters and so some current can be expected, but this is an advantage - there is more reef life to be found, as the waters are rich in nutrients. Within this archipelago of islands, the dive sites offer an excellent diversity of ecosystem, with thousands of organisms of which many are beautiful and all are fascinating.

 

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Quote from "The Moral Of Coral" by Collin Piprell, Sawasdee Magazine, April 2002:

"Southeast Asia has almost one third of the World's coral reefs lending its coastal waters a hugely rich bio diversity. Thailand alone has more than 300 major reef groups laying off the Andaman Sea Coast to the West and the south China Sea Coast to the East, presenting somewhat different marine faunas on either side. The kingdom more over still has a greater proportion of healthy coral reefs than do its neighbouring countries… More than half of the kingdoms reefs lie in the Andaman Sea along the Western Coast line.

Since the Andaman has deeper, clearer and more salinated water than the gulf, it also tends to have more interesting and widely distributed coral reefs, extending from Tarutao National Marine Park on the Southern boarder with Malaysia to the Surin islands on the Northern boarder with Burma. On the Andaman Coast, more than 200 species of corals have been recorded so far, compared to 60 other species in the gulf, as well as a richer variety of reef fish"

 

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