Diving on Koh Samui Island — PADI Open Water Diver course for beginners, the best choice!

Learn how to dive on Koh Samui. PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Samui is the most popular diving course in the world.

PADI Open Water Diver course

After completing this course you will be able to plan and dive with your partner to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world! PADI Open Water Diver certificate — it’s your pass to the amazing world of diving.

PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Samui — the best price guaranteed! *

Duration: 3 days
Minimum age: 10 years
Limitations: absence of any medical conditions (download medical statement here)
Price: 11 500 THB — the price is valid only when you book on our website.

*We guarantee the best price on Koh Samui! If you find a price lower than ours (for a similar offer), we will refund the difference!

 

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 The practical part of the course will be conducted on Koh Tao as there are no dive sites around Koh Samui. For your convenience and to save time on transfers between Koh Samui and Koh Tao we have included in the course price the cost of your stay on Koh Tao for the duration of training.

The cost of the course includes:
— Transfer Samui — Koh Tao — Samui
— Accommodation on Koh Tao for the duration of study (2 night)
— Training materials
— International PADI Diver Certificate
— Equipment rental
— Tea, coffee, fruits and light snacks on our dive boat
— Logbook (personal diver’s book to log your dives)

What does your training for PADI Open Water Diver course include?

Theoretical part
You can start your theoretical studies on Koh Samui, where you will receive educational materials in advance and all the necessary instructions to use them.
You will need to read through 5 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, which can be supplemented by watching 5 parts of the training video. After that you will need to complete 5 knowledge reviews, 4 quizzes and a final exam relating to the 5 chapters you studied.
Practical part
Practice includes 5 confined water sessions*. During those sessions you will master basic safe scuba diving and equipment setup skills under the guidance of the PADI Instructor.
The next 2 days you will complete 4 dives in the open water, demonstrating previously learned skills in conditions that replicate real dives. At the end of each dive you will take an underwater excursion and enjoy the underwater world of tropical coral reefs.

*Confined water is a general term that refers to either a swimming pool or an open water site that offers swimming pool-like conditions with respect to clarity, calmness, and depth. It has both shallow water and water sufficiently deep to allow student divers to meet all skill performance requirements.


PADI Open Water Diver course — detailed course description 

 

PADI Open Water Diver course schedule on Koh Samui

You will begin to study the theoretical part of the course on Koh Samui, where 1–2 days before the beginning of the course you will receive study materials and all the necessary instructions.
First day:
6:30 am — 7:15 am: Transfer (minivan) from your hotel to the Lomprayah pier
8 am — 10 am: High-speed catamaran ferry from Samui to Koh Tao
10 am — 10:15 am: Meeting with your instructor on Koh Tao
10:15 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives (departure time may vary)
10:15 am — 11 am: Briefing before the dive, introduction to dive equipment and practice assembling and disassembling
11 am — 12:00 pm: Skills practice in confined water
12 pm — 1 pm: Lunch on the dive boat, rest, briefing before the dive
1 pm — 2 pm: Skills practice in confined water
3 pm: Return to Koh Tao, accommodation check in, free time
4 pm — 5:30 pm: Theory part (watching Open Water training video, knowledge review and quiz check)
Second day:
10 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives (departure time may vary)
10:30 am — 11 am: Briefing before the dive. First training dive in the open water
11 am — 12 pm: Rest, lunch on the dive boat, briefing before the second dive
12 pm — 1 pm: Second training dive in the open water
3 pm: Return to Koh Tao, theory and paperwork
Third day
10 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives, briefing before the dive
11 am — 12 pm: Third training open water dive
12 pm — 1 pm: Rest, lunch on the dive boat, briefing before the dive
1pm — 2 pm: Fourth open water dive
3 pm — 5 pm: Transfer Koh Tao — Koh Samui
5 pm — 6 pm: Transfer to your hotel on Koh Samui

 Continuing diving education

After completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, you can move on. PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver courses are the next step for you!
After completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, you also can choose from a variety of PADI specialty courses.