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Scuba Nation

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PADI 5 Star National Geographic Dive Centre

Scuba Nation is Cambodia's premier diving provider, safely satisfying the scuba diving needs of tourists, ex-patriots, embassy personnel and locals over the last 8 years. As the first and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Cambodia’s first PADI National Geographic Dive Centre in Cambodia, Scuba Nation has accommodated over 4500 beginning and experienced divers from over 40 countries.

Scuba Nation is proud to offer Cambodia's only purpose built liveaboard and day trip dive boats with the highest qualified male and female PADI Instructors in Cambodia from Europe, Australia and North America. We offer daily diving trips, liveaboards and dive courses from beginner to instructor levels in English, French, German and Dutch.

We are absolutely certain you will enjoy your diving experience with us. Scuba Nation has no hidden costs and everything you need to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience is provided. Please give us a call or drop us an email and we will be pleased to accommodate you.

             

Our Exclusive Trips
Scuba Nation Diving Centre is the first and only authorized PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and first National Geographic Dive Centre in Cambodia. We have offices in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville (on the coast) and bookings can be made while sunbathing in Sihanoukville or sight-seeing in Phnom Penh. We run various day trips and overnighters (2-day liveaboards) to the islands and at Scuba Nation, everything you need is included in the trips, there are no hidden costs. Our trips provide exclusive diving and we can promise you that the only other divers you see in the water will be the ones that came with you on the boat! No other operators dive such a large range of sites.

Departing from Sihanoukville, the islands off the coast present some amazing diving with an incredible diversity of hard and soft corals, a large collection of reef fishes and an enormous variety of macro-life. Most of the off-shore islands are uninhabited and between dives you can relax on the white sandy beaches or snorkel off the shore. Join us on the only 2 custom-built dive boats in Cambodia and enjoy exclusive diving in one of the last unexplored places on earth.

Safety
Our team of multi-lingual Dive Masters and Instructors are Cambodia’s most highly qualified and experienced dive professionals with years of experience anticipating diver needs. With a commitment to only the best scuba safety and communications equipment, we operate to the highest international standards. Scuba Nation has a 100% safety record and all our staff are fully qualified PADI Professionals and trained in first aid. However for your peace of mind and free of charge, we provide PADI Injury and Assistance Insurance for every individual who participates in any diving, snorkelling or swimming activity with us.

Small Groups
Divers are not expected to load the boat or wash the gear or even change their tanks, although if you feel inclined I'm sure any help would be gratefully accepted by our DMs! Groups are kept deliberately small to ensure a truly personalised service: we take a max of 10 on overnight trips. Our DMs take a maximum of 4-6 people and accompany each dive unless otherwise requested.

The Boat
We have the only liveaboard boat operating in Cambodia. It is a 2 deck boat, equipped with 2 fresh water showers, western toilet, cooking facilities, dining area, GPS, radio and fish-finder. We sleep on mattress beds on the lower and upper deck with sheets, blankets and pillows provided. There is nothing similar in Cambodia; please check out the photos on this website. We also have an accompanying speed boat to assist in taking customers to and from the boat.

Our new daytrip boat is comfortably set up with plenty of shade and has a pleasant sundeck where you can relax after diving or snorkeling. We have a big kitting up area with lots of space for all your dive gear. The boat has 2 side entrances and the best dive ladders to allow you to easily exit the water after a dive. We have a western toilet on board and a fresh water shower to rinse off.

The Diving
The best diving season in Cambodia is from late October to the end of June although we run all year round and some good diving can be had in the traditionally off-season months. Visibility typically ranges from 10-25 metres. The warm tropical waters are always between 27-31 degrees centigrade & the currents around the islands make it an ideal place for drift diving.

The diving around the islands tends to be fairly shallow (around 15 m unless you bring a spade!). Many of the dive sites around Cambodia are as yet completely undived. We are still finding new ones every week. There is a lot of hard and soft coral virtually untouched and the waters are great for macro photography, offering a wide variety of nudibranches, seahorses, octopus, worms, crustaceans, ascidians, holothurians, sea anemones and sponges. At the larger end of the scale, we have cuttlefish, stingrays, moray eels, cobia, pelagics and even dolphins and whales. Please check out the dive sites and photo gallery on this website for further info.

You can rent an underwater camera for the day and receive a CD of all your pictures or try a DPV (underwater jet-ski). Most of all, whether you’re doing a course or leisure diving, we believe diving should be fun, as that is why you do it, isn’t it?

Dive Sites
The islands off the coast present some amazing diving with an incredible diversity of hard and soft corals, a large collection of reef fishes, larger pelagics and an enormous variety of macro-life. Most of the off-shore islands are uninhabited and between dives you can relax on the white sandy beaches or snorkel off the shore. All of our dive sites are at least 1½-2 hours from the mainland in order to provide the best quality visibility available. We choose the dive sites for suitability depending on the experience of the divers, weather and prevailing wind. Most of the dive sites are fringe reef dives, best explored from a boat. Often there are mild currents on the dives, which is great as you get to see a lot of the site with minimum effort and of course we make sure either our speedboat or the dive boat picks you up, so there’s no hard work having to swim back.

Scuba Nation only dives at the best sites, even if they take longer to get to, and cost us more in fuel, we want to insure a memorable diving experience. Koh means island in Khmer. Choose a Koh below for more details.

Scuba Nation Diving in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.  dive map

 

Sihanoukville
Serendipity Beach Office
Mohachai Guesthouse
Serendipity Beach Road
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Mobile: +855 (0)12 604680
Phone: +855 (0) 34 933700

Phnom Penh
Head Office
#18E0, Sothearos Boulevard
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mobile: +855 (0)12 715785
Phone/Fax: +855 (0) 23 211850

Postal Address
Scuba Nation
PO Box 2545
Phnom Pehn 3
Cambodia

Try Diving
Always looking at the Discovery channel and wondering how it would be to breathe underwater and feel weightless? Then join us now at Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre for the adventure of a lifetime with our Discover Scuba Diving Program and try diving today!

No experience necessary and you don’t even need to be able to swim! After a short briefing about safety aspects and a few easy skills you will be able to make your dream come true and dive underwater with full Scuba gear under the supervision of a fully qualified and experienced PADI Diving Instructor.

We have several options for you to try: you can swim around in the pool or dive on a boat trip or do both: what ever you choose is pure fun! If you opt for one of the boat trips, you can dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres under the supervision of your Instructor. You can do this on a day or overnight trip and in combination with snorkelling. The details of and schedule for these trips can be viewed under Day Trips and Overnight Trips.

After you’ve tried it, we know you’re going to want to continue so Scuba Nation Diving Centre will count what you’ve learned on this experience towards your Open Water Certification. And don’t worry - every breath you take, every move you make, we’ll be watching you.

No Hidden Costs. What You Get:

  • All equipment (included in the price is all the equipment you need – no extra rental fees per day, unlike other outfits)
  • Introduction to dive theory plus a confined water session
  • Full PADI Customer Injury and Assistance Insurance (yes, that’s for each diver or snorkeler, not just for the staff)
  • Pool sessions and bookings can be made at either office while sunbathing in Sihanoukville or sight-seeing in Phnom Penh
  • Guaranteed PADI European and Western certified Instructors and Dive Masters
  • PADI Certificate of Participation
  • On the boat:
    • Full day trip, 1 or 2 dives (depending on your options) plus all the snorkeling you can handle
    • All meals, full breakfast, lunch, and non-alcoholic drinks, fruit and snacks (no $10 for sandwiches! Or $1 for pop!), dining area
    • Onboard Washrooms, 2 fresh water showers (no scooping needed here!) and western toilet
    • Two deck boat - Sun deck with shade and rain protection plus shaded lower deck
    • Real Captain – with over 25 years of experience – a guaranteed seafaring professional.

How much does it cost?

For the pool only experience, introduction to dive theory plus a confined water session we charge US$35 (roughtly GBP17 or Euro24)

For a full day boat trip, introduction to dive theory plus a confined water session and 1 dive, we charge a modest US$85 (roughtly GBP41 or Euro58)

For the pool experience plus the full day boat trip, introduction to dive theory plus a confined water session and 2 dives, we charge US$115 (roughtly GBP55 or Euro79)

These fees are the only fees and can be paid by Credit Card (CC) and of course in the ever acceptable US$ cash. Banks in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh can also do ATM and CC withdrawals.

Refresher Cost
Been some time since you were in the water? Feeling a little unsure if your skills are still up to scratch? No problem - join us now at Scuba Nation Diving Centre for the PADI Refresher Course and get back in the water today!

The course includes a re-introduction to dive theory and a confined water session under the supervision of a fully qualified and experienced PADI Diving Instructor. We have several options for you to try: you can practice skills in the pool, or on a boat trip in combination with fun diving, or do both; whatever you choose is sure to redevelop your confidence and enthusiasm for blowing bubbles!

If you opt for the boat you can choose from a day or overnight trip. The details of and schedule for these trips can be viewed under Day Trips and Overnight Trips.

No Hidden Costs. What You Get:

  • All equipment (included in the price is all the equipment you need – no extra rental fees per day, unlike other outfits)
  • Re-introduction to dive theory plus confined water
  • Full PADI Customer Injury and Assistance Insurance (yes, that’s for each diver or snorkeler, not just for the staff)
  • Pool sessions and bookings can be made at either office while sunbathing in Sihanoukville or sight-seeing in Phnom Penh
  • Guaranteed PADI European and Western certified Instructors and Dive Masters
  • On the boat:
    • Full day or overnight trip, 1 to 5 dives (depending on your options) plus all the snorkeling you can handle
    • All meals, full breakfast, lunch, and non-alcoholic drinks, fruit and snacks (no $10 for sandwiches! Or $1 for pop!), dining area
    • Onboard Washrooms, 2 fresh water showers (no scooping needed here!) and western toilet
    • Two deck boat - Sun deck with shade and rain protection plus shaded lower deck
    • Real Captain – with over 25 years of experience – a guaranteed seafaring professional.

How much does it cost?

For the pool only experience, re-introduction to dive theory plus a confined water session we charge US35$ (roughtly GBP17 or Euro24)

For a full day boat trip, re-introduction to dive theory plus a confined water session and 1 dive, we charge a modest US85$ (roughtly GBP41 or Euro58)

For the overnight boat trip, re-introduction to dive theory plus confined water session and 4 dives, we charge from US220$ (roughtly GBP105 or Euro151) depending on the islands visited

These fees are the only fees can be paid by Credit Card (CC) and of course in the ever acceptable US$ cash. Banks in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh can also do ATM and CC withdrawals.

 

Scuba Nation Diving in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

 

 

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