Diving on Koh Tao Island - PADI Open Water Diver course

PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao is the most popular diving course in the world.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is a 3-day diving course for beginners. With Open Water certification you can plan and dive with your partner to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world.

PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao Island — book now and get a special price!

Duration: 3 days
Minimum age: 10 years (for PADI Open Water Junior Certification)
Limitations: absence of any medical conditions (download medical statement here)

The cost of the program: 11,000 THB

*The price does not include accommodation (extra payment for accommodation 300 THB/Night)




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The cost of the course includes:
— 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 the PADI Open Water Diver course include?

Theoretical part
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 and an approximate timetable


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.