It only takes 3 days to change your life forever with the PADI Open Water Diver certification course
The PADI Open Water scuba diver course introduces you to our amazing and breathtaking underwater world while at the same time teaching you to become a self reliant scuba diver. The course is designed to help you understand the basic principles of scuba diving, learn the essential diving/diver skills in a safe & controlled environment supervised by industry professionals and most importantly of all, enjoying yourself the whole time and having fun in the water.
The Open Water diver course has some basic pre-requisites listed below but essentially anyone of almost any age or experience can sign up for the Open Water course and learn how to dive safely. Don’t trust your first Scuba Diving experience to any one else, book now with Local Dive Thailand and begin a life changing journey of discovery of our watery world and the majestic and down right weird animals that make it their home.
Course Options & Pricing
The PADI Open Water course is usually conducted over 3 days. The 4 day option differs slightly from the normal 3 day course by splitting the first day of training into 1 day of classroom training and then the second day completing the pool training, usually this can be done in a single day, but if you require special attention, have a learning disability, have difficulty being in the water or other possible constraints placed on your time while here in Phuket, this can be a good option for you.
PADI eLearning Available
Complete your theory before you’ve even set foot in Thailand. Make your own theory schedule from the comfort of your home, on the way to work or for the sneakier among us, at work when the boss isn’t looking. For an additional THB 1,000 you can have all your theory complete and skip the classroom section completely when on your Phuket holiday.
Find out more about PADI eLearning
|Open Water 3 Days||6||3||14,500 THB|
|Open Water 4 Days||6||4||16,500 THB|
|Open Water Referral||6||2||12,000 THB|
Course Pre Requisites
- Minimum 10 Years of Age
- You can swim 200 Meters in a swimming pool unassisted by flotation devices
- You can float in a swimming pool for 10 minutes unassisted by flotation devices
What You Get Out Of It
Once you have completed the PADI Open Water scuba diver course you will be certified to dive to 18m with a buddy. This means no more Discover Scuba Dives as you are now a certified scuba diver and provided you are not alone you can dive when and where you please at typically a mush lower cost than your none certified friends or relatives.
You also get a PADI Open Water Diver license delivered to your mailing address which you can carry with you on your travels so dive shops and instructors cn instantly recognize your level of training, you’ll also be kept on the PADI diver database so even if you lose your card there will always be a way to prove that you are a certified diver to anyone that needs it.
If you are diving with Local Dive Thailand you’ll also gain the best training Thailand and Phuket has to offer, from our highly qualified and super dedicated dive instructors!
Where Do We Dive
As you can see from the Scuba Diving Tours we offer at Local Dive Thailand, there are three dive tours, two of these dive tours are suitable for Open Water Divers, they are…
|Racha Yai, Racha Noi||3||Included|
|Phi Phi Island||3||Included|
The first day of open water diving will be at Racha Yai, Racha Noi, offering calm conditions in protected bays with flat sandy bottoms, perfect for your first experiences in the water.
The last day of open water training will typically see you putting your skills into practice on the beautiful Phi Phi Island, where Turtles, Sharks & schooling snappers make regular appearances on your dives. You can see more about each location by checking out the dive tour information for each location.
*Please note that there is a National Park Fee Of THB 600 for Phi Phi
The King Cruiser day trip tour is not suitable for open water divers in training. It is recommended for Advanced Open Water divers only.
Book Your Open Water Course
Don’t hesitate, see what all the fuss is about and why your scuba diving friends can’t stop talking about their tropical diving adventures, book your course today and be diving tomorrow with Local Dive Thailand!