Recreational dive courses cater for people who enjoy diving for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment. The term "recreational" is also used in some diving communities to distinguish between "technical" diving which pushes the boundaries of diving beyond the limits of recreational diving & requires greater experience & training.
Recreational diving was born through a combination of snorkelling & underwater hunting and is now a popular leisure activity especially in tropical & sub tropical parts of the world. Here on Koh Tao it is a huge industry and accounts for the majority of tourists who visit.
There are a wide variety of recreational dive courses available including a number of speciality courses. As you progress through the certifications you will be able to train in EFR & Rescue diving or if you want to choose a speciality course amongst other things you will have the opportunity to explore wrecks, dive with Nitrox or use a DPV (Driver Propulsion Vehicle). Have a look at our speciality courses page & drop down menu to see the full range of courses on offer.
Whichever courses you choose to take it will always involve having plenty of fun!