The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development
- 5 x Confined Water sessions
These two parts are done at home at your own pace with a PADI Instructor in a dive center of your choice.
Once on Koh Tao you join us for the best part of the Course:
- 4 x Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the amazing sights of the underwater world!
The Padi Open Water Diver Referral to get certified as Open Water Diver allows those with access to PADI facilities at home to take parts of this course before you actually arrive on Koh Tao.
Once on our little island you can then enjoy the Open Water Dives here in the Crystal clear waters of Koh Tao.
This can save you precious holiday time and gives you more opportunities to add some extra dives once certified.
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 download and complete this medical, and if you answer YES to any questions, please consult a dive physician before booking.
No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.
The PADI Open Water Course takes you to a level of certification that qualifies to dive up to a maximum of 18 metres.
This course will teach you all the skills that you need to learn the art of Scuba Diving.
Recognized throughout the world, this certification will open up many dive sites for you.
Open Water Course – Referral Schedule:
If you’ve done your Knowledge Development & Confined Water Skills recently (within the last 6 months), your schedule will look like below. If your last session in the pool is more than six months ago your Skills & Knowledge will need a refresh and we adjust this easily, just send us a short email.
9.00 – 11.00 Confined Water Review & Assessment
12.00 – 17.00 Open Water Dive 1 & 2
7.30 – 11.00 Open Water Dive 3 & 4
12.00 – 13.00 Certification
Included in the course are 2 nights of free fan room accommodation. If you would like to upgrade, then please check our accommodation options here, and select the upgrade when you checkout. Fancy changing your life? Click below and reserve your place.
Course Price: 6,000 THB