PADI Open Water

Learn to dive on Phuket’s amazing tropical coral reefs – set over 3 days with 6 coral reef dives.

16,000 Thailand Baht

Open Water Diver

16,000 THB

Learn to dive on Phuket’s amazing tropical coral reefs – set over 3 days with 6 coral reef dives.

Learn To Dive In Phuket

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the start of your underwater adventure. This is our most popular PADI scuba diving course and is the world’s most popular scuba course.
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you have the freedom to dive with another certified scuba diver to a maximum depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world.

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Course Details

How to Get your Scuba Diving Certification

AT THE DIVE SHOP IN PHUKET

DAY ONE

After we collect you from your hotel we start the swimming pool sessions. Here you will learn how to use scuba gear and safety procedures underwater whilst doing mini dives in the pool. The day normally finishes around 5.30 pm when we return you back to your hotel.

- Prerequisites:
- Minimum age:

Able to swim; medically fit for scuba diving

10 years or older

DAYS TWO & THREE

On both days, you will be transferred to the day trip diving boat with your scuba instructor and sail to Koh Racha Islands. Breakfast is served on the hour+ journey to the islands, where you will conduct Three coral reef training dives per day. Racha Islands are surrounded by shallow coral reefs, perfect for your four open water training dives.

- Number of Dives:
- Maximum Depth:

Six tropical coral reef training dives

18 meters / 60 feet

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Day One:

08:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Scuba diving theory lessons
 – Practical scuba pool sessions
17:00 – 18.00 – Return back to your hotel

Day Two:

07:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Koh Racha Yai Island day trip
 – Three coral reef training dives
17:30 – 18.00– Return back to your hotel

Day Three:

07:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Koh Racha Yai Island day trip
 – Three coral reef training dives
17:30 – 18.00– Return back to your hotel

LocationPick UpReturn
   
Naithon Beach07.1517.00
Bangtao Beach07.3016.30
Surin Beach07.3016.30
Phuket Town07.3016.30
Cape Panwa07.3016.30
Naiharn08.3016.30
Rawai08.3016.30
Chalong08.3016.30
Kata Beach08.3016.30
Karon Beach08.3016.30
Patong Beach08.3016.30
Nakalay08.3016.30
Kamala Beach08.3016.30
Kalim Beach08.3016.30

 

Hotel Location

Pick Up

Return

   

Naithon Beach

07:00

18:00

Bangtao Beach

07:00

18:30

Surin Beach

07:00

18:00

Phuket Town

07:15

18:00

Cape Panwa

07:15

18:00

Naiharn

07:30

18:00

Rawai

07:30

17:30

Chalong

07:45

17:30

Kata Beach

07:40

17:00

Karon Beach

07:30

17:30

Patong Beach

07:15

17:00

Nakalay

07:10

17:30

Kamala Beach

07:00

17:45

Kalim Beach

07:10

17:45

Day One:
You will be back to your hotel between 17.00 – 18.00.

Day Two + Three:
Normally depending on your hotel we will get you back around 5.00 – 5.30

These times are as a guide as they can change due to weather conditions and currents.

Course prerequisites:

Able to swim, Medically fit for diving, Comfortable in the water

During the first day of the PADI Open Water Diver course, your scuba instructor will ask you to:
Tread or float in water for 10 minutes and swim for 300 metres with mask, fins and snorkel on in the pool

Minimum age: 10 years

For ages 10 – 14, they will gain the Junior PADI Open Water Diver certification. Junior Open Water Divers automatically become Open Water Divers at age 15.

All our courses are with a Private PADI scuba instructor – With a private instructor, you can be sure that you are getting the highest quality instruction. This can give you peace of mind and help you to relax and enjoy your diving experience.

There is no additional charge for this.

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Anyone, regardless of age, with shortness of breath, blurred vision, or any form of chest pain may need to reconsider diving. Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course.

You should be relatively comfortable in the water to enjoy scuba diving although it’s normal to be a little nervous. If you generally feel comfortable in the deep end of a swimming pool you will likely have fun diving.

To experience a beginner dive one-day course, you only need to be comfortable in the water as an instructor will be with you the entire time. To get your Open Water Certification you’ll need to pass a watermanship assessment for scuba diving which in general means you should be able to tread water/ float for 10 minutes and swim 200 meters (or snorkel 300 meters) without stopping. There is no time limit and you can use any swimming strokes that work for you.

We expect no issues but in the unlikely event of injury, it only makes sense to be prepared. Check your current travel insurance covers you for scuba diving activities. Be sure to contact them directly to make sure. If they do not then we recommend DAN Scuba Diving Insurance.

While we may not be able to accommodate every requirement please let us know in advance and we’ll make every effort to ensure there is food available for you. In addition, we can help you store your own food on the trip if necessary.

Absolutely! While some places use amateurs or fresh out of school dive guides, we use local experienced experts. Our concern for your safety is paramount and we take pride in our staff’s experience and professionalism.

The next stage is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course which will improve your underwater navigation and buoyancy skills and introduce you to new skills. Plus you’ll be able to dive to deeper depths of 30 meters (100 feet) and see more underwater marine life.

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