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Night diving from $55

Enjoy the magic of diving in the dark, an experience you will never forget. Night diving offers a totally different experience to any other dive you may have done before. Once the sun sets the vibrant colours of the daylight give way to a variety of mollusks and crustaceans come out of the hiding places for their night time feasts.

What do you get?

  • 1 guided night dive (House reef dives $55, dives requiring boat transport $70)
  • All rental equipment including computer and dive light
  • Coffee, tea or soft drinks.

Prerequisites

In order to join us for a night dive, you must be a certified diver.
Minimum Padi Open Water diving or you can do your night dive as a part of your Advanced Open Water course.

For booking please send us an email.

Please read our booking and cancellation policy here.

Booking and cancellation

Octopuses Garden Booking & Cancellation

In order to confirm your booking, we kindly ask our guests & divers to pay a deposit in cash or via Paypal of 30% or minimum $50 in advance.  Full amount must be paid prior to diving.

We only accept cash payment on the island.  Alternatively, if you prefer to pay in full via Paypal, please note there is a 10% surcharge on the balance, there is no surcharge on deposit payments.

Once you receive a confirmation of payment, your reservation is guaranteed.

For multiple dive packages, all dives are to be paid for in full prior to diving on the first day of the dives.

No ATMs
Please note there are no ATMs on the island, so be sure to bring enough cash for your stay.

Cancellation
Considerable time and effort goes into preparing for your arrival & diving.
Therefore, the following cancellation policies are strictly adhered to for the consideration of the other guests, passengers and crew.

  • 15 days prior to arrival/diving, the deposit will be refunded minus the bank administrative fees
  • 8-14 days prior to arrival/diving, 50% of deposit will be refunded minus the bank administrative fees
  • 7 days or less prior to arrival/diving 100% of deposit will be retained

Multiple dive packages

A no show for a dive, for whatever reason, hangovers or just not getting out of bed will mean loss of payment!

Changes made by Octopuses Garden

If for weather or any other reason, be it mechanical, staff sickness etc. Octopuses Garden must change your diving date or time, you will be offered alternative dates or a full refund.

If the diving times on your course need to be changed, and alternatives are not suitable, you will only be charged for the proportion of the course you have completed.

Any questions regarding our terms, please contact us

Local Diving

When diving with Octopuses Garden there is no hidden costs. All rental gear is included, also the dive computer. Soft drinks and water are always available on the boat, free of charge.  For groups or persons staying for a longer period, we can of course arrange special trips.

Please read our booking and cancellation policy here.

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Local diving. 2 tanks $95
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Night Dives from $55
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Independent dives

Local Diving Koh Sdach Archipelago.

Koh Sdach Island, also known as Kings Island, is located in the Gulf of Thailand, around 1.5 km off the coast of the Botum Sakor national park. There is 12 islands in the small archipelago. There is many different dive sites around these islands, so let us know what you want to see and we will help you select the best sites.

Price $95

Description:

  • Departure 8 am ( can be changed according to your wishes).
  • Approximately sailing time 20 – 60 minutes to dive sites.
  • Number of scuba dives: 2
  • Max size of group: 8 divers in addition to guides.
  • Minimum size of group: Only you……..
  • Diving depths: 5 to 14 meters.
  • The boat will be back approximately 1 pm.
  • Water and soft drinks included
  • Lunch included and normally consumed at base after diving.

For booking, please send us an email.

Please read our booking and cancellation policy here.

From Kampot

The local bus or local shared taxi is the easiest way to get here from Kampot.

You will find lots of local minivans and cars gathered at the bus station in the morning, ready to go in a million directions. But since we are in Cambodia and departures, drivers and cars might change, we advice you to call the bus the day before. Get someone that speaks Khmer to do it for you, (a tuk tuk driver or your receptionist at the hotel).
Then you will know from where and when the bus leaves.

The price will normally be $ 12-15 pr person. You will normally change bus in Veal Renh, but sometimes the bus go direct to Poy Jopon. Click here for map.

Phone number for local bus: 088 99 111 52/ 088 83 11 or 016 270 152/ 081 91 99 33

If you want to arrive in style, we can arrange a private car for you. A private car from Kampot to Poy Jopon wil cost about $90

From Poy Jopon you take one of the small speedboats to the Island. When you share the boat with others the normal price is 5000 Riel or $5 for your own boat.

When facing Koh Sdach from the shore side, we are situated in the first bungalow on the northern tip of the Island.

Seahorse Fields

Koh Totang is the closest of our neighbour islands. If you want to visit the seahorses, this is where they hang out.

For the untrained eye this might look like a boring dive site. The average depth is 2-6 meters, with fine sandy bottom, micro algae and seaweed.seahorse_bw_koh_totang_wm_DSC_1084_small But you will be amazed about what the sand can hide when you tune your eyes to macro mode. Tiny tiny octopuses hiding in shells, the strange poisonous flower urchins and lots of juveniles hiding out. On the east tip there is a little wooden wreck where huge schools of fish, big groupers and trevallys have found their home. A small shallow reef goes along the island and the bottom is scattered with shrimp gobies. And there is also a pretty good chance of seeing bluespotted stingrays and cuttle fish hiding in the shallows and Lionfish hunting on the reef. A good muck diving site for every level of divers

Departure: 8 am
Return: around 13 pm
Meals included: lunch, snack and soft drinks
Minimum number of divers: 1
Maximum number of divers: 8
Price: $85 for 2 local dives, $25 for snorkelers

Things of interest:
Seahorses, cuttlefish, bluespotted stingrays, lionfish and a small wooden wreck

Diving depths: 2 – 6 meter

The site is suitable for beginners as well as the experienced diver, with an interest for seahorses and muckdiving

Can be reached on our two tank local diving trips.
Departure on demand. Minimum number of paying divers for departure: 1

Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.condor_holywall_edit_small The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

When can you do it? If you are a certified diver aged over 12 years you are welcome. The  course program rolls over only 2 days, so we can almost always fit it in. Call us or send us an email to book your adventure today.

What do we do? The PADI Advanced Course consist of 5 Adventure Dives. Some are mandatory like the navigation dive and the deep dive. Some are highly recommended, like the night dive and the Peak Performance Buoyancy program and some are just fun and exciting like the drift dive or the underwater naturalist. Tell us about your experiences and abilities so we can make the best possible program for you.

Before each dive you and the instructor will go through the theory covering the topic, and you will probably get a lot of the instructors additional information.

Price: $395 including all required PADI advance open water course materials and certification fees, full rental equipment, boat trip, coffee, tea, soft drinks, lunches, snacks and of course all the training.

Bed & Breakfast are available at Octopuses Garden, but are not included.

We would like to recommend you to do the last day of the course on Condor Reef or Shark Island. These are our premiere dive sites. An additional payment of $40 does apply.

Book your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course today by sending us an email or calling us.

PADI Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.turtle island_divers_kate_west_watermarkweb

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. Please use the medical form. If you must answer yes to one ore more of the questions on the form, you must see a medical doctor prior to the course. Please contact us in such cases.

No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

When can you do it? In most cases when it suits you. But make sure you have the time. At Octopuses Garden the course takes 4 days. Call or email us to book your time.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases.

The knowledge development to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
We use the Padi Digital materials, so you do not need to continue your travels with a heavy book.

In our calm and confined lagoon we will do the confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills.

On our beautiful house reef you will start the open water dives and they will be continued on different reefs around our archipelago. No less than four open water dives will be conducted so you will get plenty of time to practice your skills

Price: $440 including all required PADI Open Water Diver course materials and certification fees, full rental equipment, coffee, tea, soft drinks on the boat, lunches, snacks and of course all the training.

Bed & Breakfast are available at Octopuses Garden, but are not included.

Book your PADI Open Water Diver course today by sending us an email or calling us.