Learn to dive
Open Water Referral Course
Congratulations you're almost there!
At this point you should have already completed the Knowledge Development and Confined Water sections of the PADI Open Water Diver course at another dive centre. The next step is to complete the remaining four Open Water dives with one of our professional instructors here at Thailand Divers. PADI Open Water Diver is the most widely recognized and respected scuba diving rating in the world, and will give you the skills you need to safely enjoy the aquatic world.
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you are able to dive with a buddy, independent of a professional, anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 18 metres. Thailand Divers has an extensive range of multi-lingual instructors and training materials- contact us today to check if we can teach in your language.
- No experience needed.
- Get your 18 metre Worldwide PADI Scuba Diving Licence in 2 days.
- Minimum Age 10 Years Old.
What 's Involved ?
You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:30am- please wait in the hotel lobby. The air-conditioned minibus will then transfer you to the daytrip boat at Chalong pier. After a short briefing on the boat and the facilities on-board by your instructor, it is time for some freshly prepared breakfast prepared by the boat crew. Your first dive is to a maximum depth of 12 metres and for a maximum time of 50 minutes- you will be amazed at how quickly time goes by under the water. You will be amazed at the variety of marinelife that you will see- from the magical manta rays to the famous clown fish (Nemo).
After an hour or so surface-interval, it is time for your second dive of the day, which like the first is a maximum time of 50 minutes and a maximum depth of 10 meters. On this dive you will perform a few dive skill exercises with your class mates and the instructor. Once the skills are out of the way, you will have plenty of time to explore the reefs and practice your buoyancy. Once you are back on the boat we will go through the cleaning procedures of the dive equipment and then relax in the sun maybe with a cold beer, while we haed back to the pier in Chalong.
Just like Day 1, we will collect you from your hotel at 7.30am and transfer you to the day trip boat at Chalong pier- please wait in the hotel lobby for the minibus. We will be going to another dive site surrounded by coral reefs to complete the final two dives of the PADI Open Water course: the dives will to a maximum depth of 18 meters. Open Water dive 3: On this dive, you will show your instructor just how well you've learnt by showing a few of the dive skills both on the surface and underwater. You should be feeling a lot more comfortable and confident as well so your instructor will take you to a maximum depth of 18 meters. You will still have time to explore the fantastic reefs and be amazed at the wide diversity of marine-life we have in Phuket.
After lunch, it is time for your second dive of the day, and final qualifying dive for the course. On this dive you will demonstrate to your instructor your buoyancy skills and general diving ability. After completion of the required skills there will be time to continue exploring the reef and building up your experience underwater. Back onboard the boat, it's time to fill in your log book and debrief you on the dives before celebrating your qualification as a PADI Open Water Diver with your instructor and fellow classmates.
The courses includes :
- PADI certification costs
- Full set of rental scuba diving equipment
- PADI Instructor (maximum 4 students to one instructor)
Group Tuition12,000 Baht
(Max. 4 students per instructor)
Private Instructor 14,400 Baht
(Just you and one PADI Instructor for the day.)