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 us to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.
Throughout the course, you'll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five confined water dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
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. We generally conduct our courses over a relaxed 4 days schedule, with the first 2 days spent practicing in confined water and class, with the last 2 days conducting your Open Water Training Dives.
Your underwater adventure can begin in the comfort of your own home with the new PADI e-learning program. The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. This will reduce class time and maximize dive time and also allow you to complete the course in as little as three days.
The Open Water Diver course has 5 confined water dives and 4 training dives in the ocean:
For all online bookings you have the option of paying the full amount of your shopping cart total. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the web site and pay just a 30% deposit of the total amount to confirm your booking and then pay the remaining balance on arrival prior to the start your course.
Then why not choose to do the academics for your PADI course online. PADI offers a range of e-Learning options through their web site, which allows you to do just this. That way when you arrive on Koh Tao, you can spend less time in the classroom and more time enjoying the diving and the island. With all e-Learning courses, with the exception of Divemaster, we offer a 10% discount on the course cost.
Please note that the cost of studying the academics via e-Learning are the responsibility of the student and payable directly to PADI via their web site.
After becoming a certified PADI Open Water Diver you can either join our Daily Diving Trips or continue the adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, your next step to expand your skill for exploring the underwater world.
Entering into a new exciting and challenging career will allow you to go places, diving, meet new people and do things underwater that you never believed possible!
Like to find out more? Then take a look at our Go Pro page or why not take a look at our internship packages to take you all the way to Divemaster or Instructor:
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