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Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Course OptionsConditionsPrice
Open Water Diver 3 Days3 Days, 4 Dives14,500 Baht
Open Water Diver 4 Days4 Days, 4 Dives14,500 Baht
Open Water Diver Liveaboard1 day classroom + 2 days on live aboard9,000 Baht
Referral Open Water Diver 11 Day, 2 Dives5,000 Baht
Referral Open Water Diver 22 Days, 2 Dives10,000 Baht
Certification Fee and PADI Manual2 Days, 4 Dives10,000 Baht
Open Water Diver 4 DaysFor OW - AOW - RD - EFR - Specialities2,800 Baht
PADI Open Water Diver

The entry level certification that results in a lifelong license recognized throughout the world. Conducted over 3 or 4 days the training includes in depth academic studies, a comprehensive skill circuit in shallow water and 4 training dives in the ocean surrounding Phuket. A PADI registered instructor will take great care of you for all the duration of the training.

The schedule can be adapted to regular day trips and/or may be worked into a longer liveaboard schedule. A demanding yet highly rewarding program, this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss while in Phuket.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional.

If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

What do I need to start ?

PADI Open Water Diver

Virtually anyone who’s in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

You must be older than the age of 15 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above the age of 15 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program, then the PADI Jr Open Water Diver program is available to you.

If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

What will I do ?

PADI Open Water Diver

Throughout the course, you will learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.

How long will it take ?

PADI Open Water Diver

PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

What will I need ?

PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
  • PADI Open Water Video or DVD
  • Log Book

Where can I go from here ?

PADI Open Water Diver

Continue the adventure with PADI Adventures in Diving program, you next step in exploring the underwater world.

Schedule :

PADI Open Water Diver
  • Courses start every day

Itinerary :

Day 1:

  • 08.30 a.m. Hotel pick up
  • 09.00 a.m. Academics – classroom
  • 12.00 a.m. Lunch break
  • 01.00 p.m. Pool training
  • 04.30 p.m. Transfer back to hotel

Day 2:

  • 07.30 a.m. Hotel pick up
  • 08.15 a.m. Arrive at Chalong Bay, underway to the dive site
  • 10.30 a.m. First dive – training skills with Instructor
  • 12.00 a.m. Lunch on board
  • 01.00 p.m. Second dive – training skill with Instructor
  • 03.30 p.m. Return to Chalong Bay
  • 04.30 p.m. Arrive back at hotel

Day 3:

  • 08.30 a.m. Hotel pick up
  • 09.00 a.m. Academics – classroom- Final exam
  • 12.00 a.m. Lunch break
  • 01.00 p.m. Pool training ( if have skills to finish )
  • 03.30 p.m. Transfer back to hotel

Day 4:

  • 07.30 a.m. Hotel pick up
  • 08.15 a.m. Arrive at Chalong Bay, underway to the dive site
  • 10.30 a.m. First dive – training skill with Instructor
  • 12.00 a.m. Lunch on board
  • 01.00 p.m. Second dive – fun dive – Certification procedures
  • 03.30 p.m. Return to Chalong Bay
  • 04.30 p.m. Arrive back at hotel. for Phi Phi trip arrive at 06.00 p.m. )

Included :

  • 4 Ocean dives ( 2 boat trips )
  • Full set of equipment for the course duration
  • 1 log book
  • Recompression Chamber and Accident Insurance fee
  • Transfers, light breakfast, lunch, fruits and soft drinks on the boat trip

Not Included :

  • PADI Manual and certification fee