FAQs

Whats the best way to do a Direct Bank transfer to Thailand 2019

Many of our guests asking about a Payment solution other than PAYPAL.
We reconsidered that there is one really great online banking system called Transfer Wise

  • Transfer to International Bank Accounts
  • easy to use and fast setup
  • real time currency exchange rate

Enjoy great Banking services and less fee’s for your transfers.

Why booking with Chang Diving Center?

Chang Diving Center is training divers since 2005.

  • We are offering all kind of dive and snorkel activities at Koh Chang.
  • Located in the heart of Koh Chang, Klong Prao Beach.
  • Approved business licenses for Tourism, Diving and National Parks.
  • In our shop you can find all kind of dive and snorkeling gear for sale and rental.
  • We are the only Dive Center which offers Technical Diving Programs on Koh Chang.
  • Only licensed Nitrox and O2 Filling Station with qualified Gas Blenders by PADI, TDI and Thai Government.
  • Our dive-gear is up to date.
  • We are the only APEKS Dealer on Koh Chang and offering Regulator and Equipment Service for APEKS.
  • Our own car will pickup, and bring you back to your Hotel.
  • We have our own comfortable dive boat located in Klong Prao Beach (High Season) Bang Bao Pier (Rainy Season).
  • Our Boat is Equipt with AIS and GPS Systems, Life vests by the new Standards of the Marine Department 2018, Emergency Oxygen and First AID Kit’s.
  • On our Boat we provide Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Soft drinks, ice and free WIFI (Router capacity max. 10 logged in People).

 

Hotels nearby the Dive Center

There are many hotels in different price categories around the dive center.The Klong Prao Resort is located just opposite the Dive Center. There is also The Pajamas Hostel other Locations are:
Flora I Talay
Ramayana Hotel
In high season our boat is located in front of Klong Prao Resort and Flora I Talay.
hotels in walking distance on the beach are:
Koh Chang Resort
Paradise Resort
Coconut Resort

Do i need a Medical Statement to dive in Thailand?

NO, By Thai Law you don’t need to have a Medical Statement to dive in Thailand. If you are doing a Diving Course we will give you a Medical Questionary witch you have to fill out and sign (Downloadable at the Online Shop) and if a answer is Yes we will send you to a Doctor here, and he will investigate the issue.

This is a Copy of the Divers Medical Questionnaire:
To the Participant:

The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A positive
response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive
response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety
while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in
dive activities.
Please answer the following questions on your past or present medical history
with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to
you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in
scuba diving. Your instructor will supply you with an RSTC Medical Statement and
Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to your
physician.

_____ Could you be pregnant, or are you attempting to become pregnant?
_____ Are you presently taking prescription medications? (with the exception of
birth control or anti-malarial)
_____ Are you over 45 years of age and can answer YES to one or more of the
following?
• currently smoke a pipe, cigars or cigarettes
• have a high cholesterol level
• have a family history of heart attack or stroke
• are currently receiving medical care
• high blood pressure
• diabetes mellitus, even if controlled by diet alone

Have you ever had or do you currently have…
_____ Asthma, or wheezing with breathing, or wheezing with exercise?
_____ Frequent or severe attacks of hayfever or allergy?
_____ Frequent colds, sinusitis or bronchitis?
_____ Any form of lung disease?
_____ Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)?
_____ Other chest disease or chest surgery?
_____ Behavioral health, mental or psychological problems (Panic attack, fear of
closed or open spaces)?
_____ Epilepsy, seizures, convulsions or take medications to prevent them?
_____ Recurring complicated migraine headaches or take medications to prevent them?
_____ Blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness)?
_____ Frequent or severe suffering from motion sickness (seasick, carsick,
etc.)?
_____ Dysentery or dehydration requiring medical intervention?
_____ Any dive accidents or decompression sickness?
_____ Inability to perform moderate exercise (example: walk 1.6 km/one mile
within 12 mins.)?
_____ Head injury with loss of consciousness in the past five years?
_____ Recurrent back problems?
_____ Back or spinal surgery?
_____ Diabetes?
_____ Back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or fracture?
_____ High blood pressure or take medicine to control blood pressure?
_____ Heart disease?
_____ Heart attack?
_____ Angina, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
_____ Sinus surgery?
_____ Ear disease or surgery, hearing loss or problems with balance?
_____ Recurrent ear problems?
_____ Bleeding or other blood disorders?
_____ Hernia?
_____ Ulcers or ulcer surgery ?
_____ A colostomy or ileostomy?
_____ Recreational drug use or treatment for, or alcoholism in the past five
years?

The information I have provided about my medical history is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to accept
responsibility for omissions regarding my failure to disclose any existing or past health condition.

I am wearing eye Glasses can i go Diving?

YES, there are Masks with Lenses but we are not stocking them, the easiest way is to wear Contact Lenses.

If i Can NOT finish my Diving Course for Health reasons do i need to Pay the full course?

NO we are Splitting the Course Fees in Parts that means you have to pay only what you did already. You will get also a Global Referral (Valid for 1 year from Course start date) form which allows you anywhere in the World to continue and Finish your Course.

Can we Pay With CreditCard at the Shop?

Yes you can, but we charge 3% Bank fee.
TIP: With several Credit Cards you can take worldwide Cash Free of Charge. Then you can use the ATM Machines to take the cash out, there is one ATM just opposite the shop.

Do you take Advance Payment for Online Booking?

Yes we are Charging Deposite like it is stated at the online shop for Online Bookings!

In which Languages can i do Diving Courses?

The Main Teaching Language is English. However our Instructors are Multi Language and other languages might be possible on request depends also on Course Participants.

Theory Materials are available in the most common Languages like: English, German, French, Spanish …

When is the best Time for Diving and What i can expect at Koh Chang?

We are operating all year round. In the Rainey Season (Visibility 5-15m) which is Official from the end of April to October it might be that we are not able to go out every day or to certain Dive Spots YOUR SAFETY IS OUR GOAL!
The Dive Sites around Koh Chang are 5m to 30m Deep, at Koh Rang National Park the Dive Sites are max 13m Deep.

Koh Chang offers the Biggest Ship Wreck in Thailand the HTMS Chang and a smaller Gunboat the T11 a special for all Wreck Divers is the Pak 1 Wreck also known as Kohu Maru 5 or Vertical Wreck which we try to dive at High Season one time a Month as a Special Event (5Hours Boat Ride one Way 2 Dives max 42m Deep), all other Dive Sites are Coral Reef Sites, with a lot of hard Corals and Reef Fish, Big Schools of Barracuda, yellow back Fusilier, Snappers and Groupers also sometimes Turtles and if you are the lucky one Wale-sharks up to 6m.

How do i come to your Dive Center?

By Thai Law we are NOT allowed to Pick you up or bring you to the Ferry Pier! As soon you arrive at your Accommodation you can contact us from the Reception or your Room Phone to discuss the details and Pick up times also you can buy a Thai Sim Card for your own Mobile Phone in every 7/11 Supermarket

Do i need to Book in Advance?

We always recommend a Booking in Advance because it makes our Planning easier especially for diving Courses to make sure your Instructor is available and if you do online Bookings 7 Days in Advance you will have the Benefit of some Hot Deals as well.

Where is Chang Diving Center?

Our main office is located at Klong Prao Beach opposite Kong Prao Resort.