PADI Open Water

Learn at home before you come and scuba dive in Phuket. Free PADI eLearning course.

12,900 Thailand Baht

Open Water Diver

12,900 THB

Learn at home before you come and scuba dive in Phuket. Free PADI eLearning course.

Learn To Dive In Phuket

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the start of your underwater adventure. You can start your open water course today using the PADI online eLearning. 

Complete the scuba diving theory before you arrive and then you can spend more time diving when you arrive in Phuket, Thailand.

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Course Details

How to Get your Scuba Diving Certification

To maximise your time having fun in the sun, we include the PADI eLearning course for FREE. You can go through the theory side of scuba diving at your own pace at home before you come to Phuket or to pass the time on the plane journey over.
So when you are in Phuket, we can spend more time scuba diving and less time in the classroom.

INDEPENDENT ONLINE STUDY

STUDY AT HOME

Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology online using a computer or mobile device. William, our head scuba instructor, will always answer any questions you might have during the online course.

- eLearning commitment time: 5 -10 hours
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 4 pm when we return you back to your hotel.

- Prerequisites:
- Minimum age:

Able to swim; medically fit for scuba diving

10 years or older

ON OUR DAY TRIP BOAT - MV MERMAID

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 or Phi Phi Islands. Breakfast is served on the hour+ journey to the islands, where you will conduct two coral reef training dives per day. Racha Islands and Phi Phi Islands are surrounded by shallow coral reefs, perfect for open water training dives. We will get you back to your hotel around 5/6 pm each day.

- Number of Dives:
- Maximum Depth:

Four coral reef traning dives

18 meters / 60 feet

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Day One:

09:00 – Hotel pick up
 – Scuba diving theory lessons
 – Practical scuba pool sessions
17:00 – Return back to your hotel

Day Two:

07:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Koh Racha Yai Island or Phi Phi island day trip
 – Two coral reef training dives
17:00 – Return back to your hotel

Day Three:

07:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Koh Racha Yai Island or Phi Phi Island day trip
 – Two coral reef training dives
17:00 – Return back to your hotel

When you click the book now button, you will be asked for some details and forwarded to a payment page for 2,000 Thailand Baht per person deposit. 

Once your deposit is received, we do a final confirmation so you can have fun packing, knowing that your trip is secured.

What about the final balance? Easy! The final balance can either be paid in the dive shop with cash or credit card (click for location) or on the boat in cash.

If you have any questions before you book then, please drop us an email: info@3willysdiving.com

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.

If you are booking two or more people in your group, we will assign a Private scuba diving instructor just for your group over the three days at no extra cost. This is a fantastic way to learn to dive, and we find that people enjoy smaller groups when learning to scuba dive.

If you are a solo traveller and would like a personal instructor for the course, this is an additional 3,000 Thailand Baht. Otherwise, we will join you in a group of other solo travellers to a maximum group size of four students to one instructor.

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.

More Courses

Advanced Open Water

Enhance your scuba diving skills and explore deeper depths to 30 meters, set over 2 days and six open water dives

Discover Scuba Diving

If you do not have time for the Open Water course, try this one-day program to explore Phuket's coral reefs.

Wreck Diver

Phuket is home to an 85-meter long wreck which is perfect for the wreck diver course. This course is set over 2 days with six dives