PADI Open Water Diver
Why PADI Open Water Diver?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. If you’ve always wanted to get a scuba diving certification, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Upon completion, you will be certified to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18 metres.
What are the requirements?
Minimum age is 10 years, but if you are between 10-14 years old you will qualify for the Junior Open Water Diver certification, after which you can only dive under adult supervision.
PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws.
Take the medical questionnaire to determine if you meet health requirements, and you should be comfortable in the water and in good health.
You must be able to swim 200 meters swimming non-stop in any stroke - even lying on your back counts as long as you clear this distance, and be able to float in water too deep to stand for 10 minutes.
What can I expect?
Knowledge Development (online with PADI eLearning, home study or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving, via watching the PADI Open Water Diver video, browsing through the Open Water Diver manual and doing 5 knowledge review exercises, 4 short quizzes and one final exam (50 multiple choice questions).
5 Confined Water Dives to learn and master basic scuba skills.
4 Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore.
Dedicated Instructors to help guide you along the way.
How long does it take?
With the PADI Open Water Diver qualification, you are eligible to enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
The Confined Water portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course will be conducted at the Amantra Resort & Spa swimming pool and the Open Water dives at any of the following dive sites: Koh Ha, Koh Bida, Koh Ngai, Koh Muk, Koh Waen & Koh Ma.
THB 14,500 baht (excluding Marine Park fee)
THB 12,500 baht with e-Learning