The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular dive course on in the world; it has introduced millions of people to the dive community. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is a full scuba license that lets you dive anywhere in the world and allows you start adventure dive specialties. Your PADI instructor will guide you through the course at your own pace to make sure you understand everything involved in the course.
PADI have develop an on line service called PADI e-learning where you can do all the knowledge reviews in the comfort of your home on line to save valuable holiday time and learn at your own pace .
The course will take three to four days (three if you have completed PADI e-learning online) but we can adapt the course to you, making sure you understand everything.
Your PADI instructor will teach you how set up you’re scuba equipment, plan, conduct and log no stop (non decompression dive) dives. But before you do your open water dives in the ocean there’s the confined water session. Confined water sessions serves two purposes, first it establishes the basic skills that all divers need (or may need in the unlikely event of a problem) in a relatively low stress environment. Second, it reinforces and supplements Knowledge Development training by having you practice and apply what you learnt from reading the manual and watching the PADI Open Water videos.
The Open Water Dives complete the integration of the principles learned in Knowledge Development and the skills learned in the Confined Water Dives, with your instructor guidance you will apply the skills you mastered in the confined water dives in the ocean.
Your first two dives are to a maximum 12mtr and on the dives three and four your instructor takes you to a maximum of 18mtr.
The first day we start at 9am in the classroom for the knowledge reviews and the afternoon we go to the swimming pool to complete the confined water skills. The last 2 days starts at 7.00am with pick up from you hotel (Lamai area), with a short drive to the pier to Bophut or Bangrak. The boat leaves at 8.00am to Koh Tao or Sail Rock and we return to Koh Samui 2.00pm (Sail Rock) 4.00pm (Koh Tao). The boats we use are equip with 02, life jackets and first aid. The next step in the Padi continuing education is the Padi Advance Open Water Course.
Included in the price
- Your PADI open water manual and certification card
- Transfers from your hotel to the pier and back
- 4 open water dives
- All scuba equipment needed for the dive
- Refreshments (water & soft drinks)
- PADI Instructor
If you do your open water training dives on Monday and Wednesdays you get 2 more dives for the same cost, meaning 4 training dives plus 2 fun dives.
Only 16,500 Thai Baht
Maximum 4 students to 1 instructor or you can have you own instructor for no extra cost.
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws.