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.
The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular dive course 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 to start adventure dive specialities. Your PADI instructor will guide you through the course at your own pace to make sure you understand everything involved in the course.
PADI has developed an online service called PADI e-learning (contact us for details) where you can do all the knowledge reviews in the comfort of your home. on line course to save valuable holiday time and learn at your own pace.
The course will take three to four days (three days with online steadying) but we can adapt the course to you, making sure you understand everything.
Your PADI instructor will teach you how to 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 serve 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 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.
You will also learn how to use a dive computer and some compass skills.
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 next step in continuing education is the Advanced Open Water Course.
We will provide all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive gauges, computer and a compass.
To enrol 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. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The first day pick up from your hotel 9 am for classroom and swimming pool
The second day pick up from your hotel 7 am for transfer to the pier where a light breakfast is provided. The speedboat leaves at 8 am and arrives at the dive site 9:20 am.
Lunch is served after the first dive, then after 1-hour surface interval, we have the second dive.
We arrive back to the pier in Koh Samui 3 pm.
Third-Day pick from your hotel 7 am for transfer to the pier where a light breakfast is served. The speedboat leaves for Sail Rock at 8 am and arrives there 50 minutes later. We arrive back at Koh Samui 1:30 pm
Open Water Diver Course Includes
All PADI materials
4 Open Water Training Dives
Morning coffee/tea (Boat Only)
Light Breakfast (Boat Only)
Lunch (Boat Only)
Refreshments (Boat Only)
Maximum 4 to 1 PADI instructor
The cost of the course only 16,500 Thai Baht per person