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Cambodia Learn to Scuba Dive

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Cambodia Learn to Scuba Dive

Known for its idyllic beach environment, beautiful crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reef biodiversity, Cambodia offers an ideal location to learn how to scuba dive!

Prices from US$695

Cambodia continues to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity.

The country’s coastal paradise is home to some of the most spectacular diving and gorgeous beaches in the world. The crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to do your dive training while exploring a magical underwater world. Cambodia’s coral reefs support a dazzling array of tropical reef fish and seahorses and provide rich feeding grounds for turtles, manta rays and a wealth of other marine creatures. The deep blue offshore waters support reef sharks and majestic whale sharks, as well as vast shoals of cruising pelagics.

On this unique trip you’ll have the opportunity to scuba dive like never before; whether you’re a beginner looking to start scuba diving or you simply want to improve your diving technique, this project is for you! You’ll be located on the island of Koh Rong, known for its beautiful crystal clear waters and stunning coral reef biodiversity; the perfect location for scuba diving. The idyllic beach environment, combined with the excellent quality of our PADI accredited diving instructors, will give you the trip of a lifetime. Jump right into this scuba diving adventure and you’ll never look back!



  • Experience island life!
  • Develop your confidence under water
  • Achieve your PADI dive training qualifications


  • Minimum age of 17 years (with parental consent)


Location Cambodia

PADI certified dive courses
Relax on some of the worlds most pristine beaches
Experience island life
Indugle in traditional Cambodian lifestyle and cuisine

Transport Make your own way to the project site
Accommodation Shared accommodation


Before you go

Pre-departure support from a travel adviser
Travel, medical advice and documentation
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)


Accommodation & food
Daily scuba dive training 
Local orientation 
Scuba diving equipment
24 hour in-country support
International HQ emergency support & back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Explore stunning coral reefs in the crystal clear waters of Cambodia, learning to dive in this incredible setting. Professional PADI dive training is available for diving enthusiasts of all skill levels, so whether you’re looking to kick-start a career in scuba diving, or earn a more basic dive qualification; this project will open up a world of underwater adventure and excitement. Ranging from the Open Water to the Rescue Diver Qualification, through an assortment of theoretical and practical lessons, you’ll earn an accredited and globally recognised PADI certification that will allow you to scuba dive at beautiful locations around the world.


Our professional instructors will give you a thorough understanding of everything scuba related! You’ll participate in a variety of theory lessons and practical diving sessions to help you achieve your qualification. During the mornings and day times you’ll be learning all there is to know about scuba diving, leaving the evenings free to relax with your fellow divers on the beautiful moonlit beaches of Koh Rong.

Please be aware that you should not fly for a minimum of 24 hours following a diving session, so take this into consideration when booking your flights home. Additionally, we recommend checking with your doctor prior to departure to this project, as some medical conditions can prevent you from diving safely, namely; pregnancy, flu, heart and/or lung condition(s), diabetes, asthma, and epilepsy, whilst it is also advised you have a good level of fitness and confidence in open water (being able to swim for roughly 200 metres, float or tread water for about 10 minutes, and feel comfortable in water for long periods is a sufficient standard), so make sure you get the green light from your doctor so you can dive safely and enjoyably!


You'll be met upon arrival at Kep by a friendly local staff member and transported to your project site. Your journey could take anything up to six hours or more, and include a taxi, a bus and a boat, and will be an exciting and exhilarating first glimpse of your new home through the eyes of a local.

If you would prefer, an airport collection can be provided upon arrival at Phnom Penh for an additional fee, payable when you arrive. Please be aware that you are responsible for your own costs until your arrival at the project site, for example if your arrival time dictates that you are required to spend a night at a local guesthouse before transferring down to the coast.


You will be staying in a shared volunteer house based at the project location, with small but comfortable rooms. The house has basic facilities including a bucket shower, and limited electricity subject to power cuts. There is no washing machine so be prepared to wash your clothes by hand. You will soon feel very much at home and part of the community.


You will receive three meals a day, consisting of basic local Khmer cuisine, and vegetarian diets can be catered for. This gives you the chance to try out dishes such as delicately spiced curries, fresh local market produce, and delicious meat, fish and vegetables. Bottled water will also be provided. Enjoy your meals alongside your fellow volunteers in the comfort of your peaceful surroundings.

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In your free time you will be spoilt for choice with activities and wonderful sights and experiences. Get lost in the mystical world of the temples of the Khmer Empire, where you will be inspired by the beautiful unspoilt monuments, the magical atmosphere, and the charming monkeys tumbling amongst the ruins.

Visit the local towns with their complex and multifaceted architecture, and friendly, welcoming locals. Watch the captivating sight of a traditional Aspara dance, or visit one of the silk factories, where silk worms produce reams of delicate and rare fabric.
On a weekend break you could take a road trip through the rice paddy fields, catching a glimpse of the age old farming techniques that are still in use, to visit the famous floating village of Chong Kneas, or the flooded forest of Kompong Phhlul, both on the extraordinary Tonle Sap Lake.


Open Water US$695

Advanced Open Water US$695

Combined AOW US$1,045


Weekly on the Monday.



PADI Open Water - 5 days

PADI Advenaced Open Water - 5 days

Combined Open & Advanced Open Water course - 10 days


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support from a personal travel adviser
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier T-shirt (UK only)


  • Boat transfer to the island from Sihanoukville bus station
  • All food and accommodation on camp 
  • Local orientation & comprehensive project training
  • Project equipment 
  • 24 hour in-country support
  • International HQ emergency support & back-up


Nearest airport(s): Phnom Penh (PNH)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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