INCLUDED and PREREQUISITES
DURATION : 3 or 4 DAYS
DIVES : 4
- Be at least 10 years old for PADI Junior Open Water Diver
- Be at least 15 years old for PADI Open Water Diver
- Know how to swim
- Be in good health
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE :
- PADI Open Water book (online or paper version)
- PADI Dive Table (electronic version)
- Diving Log Book
- PADI Certification Card
- Taxi from and to your hotel
- Full set of diving equipment rental (Aqualung-scubapro)
- PADI Instructor speaking English, French, German or Dutch
- Theory lessons in classroom
- Skills practice in the sea or pool
- 4 dives in the ocean
- All amenities : toilet, shower and changing room available
Oxygen Kit and First Aid available on site
PADI Open Water course
The PADI Open Water Diver course can be completed in 3 days and at completion results in a certification to dive to 18 meters anywhere in the world. The Open Water Course consists of 1 day of confined water training and dive theory and then 2 days of 4 exciting open water dives.
Here at Koh Kood Divers, we give you many options in how you would like to complete your PADI course. After all, it is your vacation and we like to give you some flexibility.
The course consists of dive theory, confined water training and 4 dives on a boat in the open water.
Padi Open Water course you will do all of your dive theory under the supervision of one of our instructors. We strongly suggest that you do some of your reading and knowledge reviews before you arrive here in Koh Kood which will cut down the time that you need to spend in our classroom. We send a code what you can use to open the PADI open water book. Download the PADI app (iPhone or android) and you can do the theory reading before you head out on your vacation. Also it is a great way to pass the time on the plane ride to Thailand.
What would give you more time for holiday.
On your first day of the course you will start in the morning and your dive instructor will do a theory review with you. Finally, you will get acquainted with the equipment with the instructor and then off the the fun part of the course. At this point you will do your confined water training with one of our instructors in confined water. You can complete all of your confined water training in one day.
In your confined water dives you will learn all you need to know in how to use scuba equipment. Also you will learn how to handle yourself under water as well as being prepared for any situation in the open water. We prefer to take a little more time with you in confined water. This way you will be 100% comfortable when you go diving in the open water. Not only will you learn a lot, you will a have a lot of fun swimming around under water.
Open Water dives
The final two days of the course consist of your open water boat dives. This is the reason your doing the course for anyway, right? The open water portion of the course consists of 4 open water dives over two days. You will perform various dive skills both under water and at the surface, to make sure that you are a competent and safe diver. We split the skills over 4 dives so that you only are doing a few skills each dive. Of course you will spend the majority of your time diving with your instructor and exploring the underwater world.
Your first open water day will start with us picking you up at your hotel approximately 8-9 am. We will take you to Bang Bao Koh Kood where you will meet up with your instructor and set up your equipment on the boat. The boat ride will take approximately 45 minutes. Upon arrival there you will do your first dive in one of the shallow bays. In-between dives you will enjoy some lunch and rest up for your second dive. After your second dive the boat will return to and usually returns around 3:00 pm.
Your second day of open water training will start again with a pickup at 8-9. Depending on the dive site that we go to for your 3rd and 4th dive the boat ride will be anywhere form 45-80 minutes. You will do your two completion or “graduation dives” with lunch in between again and will return around 3:00 pm.
Now it’s time to party!! You are now a PADI open water diver and are permitted to dive to depths up to 18 meters. Also you are able to rent diving equipment and tanks all over the world.
Did you love your experience and would like to continue your diving adventure?
Continue to explore the underwater world and become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (over 2-3 days)