Open Water Diving Courses
In the PADI Open Water and Scuba Diver courses, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the sea, getting the background knowledge along the way.
Earning your certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquility await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.
Open Water Course Practical Information
- Number of dives: five pool dives and four open water dives.
- Knowledge development: five sessions.
- Prerequisites: minimum age 10 for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.
- Materials you'll need: Open Water Crew-Pak, Open Water Video or DVD, Log Book. These will all be provided by us, included in the course price.
- Equipment you'll use during the course includes: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator (BCD), submersible pressure gauge, depth gauge and a shorty wetsuit. Rental of these is included in the course price.
Becoming a diver opens a door to a whole new world. Open yours and step through.
Open Water Course The Program
Learning to dive is not difficult, but like any activity worth doing, it requires some time and effort. While taking the Open Water Diver course with Phuket dash Scuba dot Com (phuket-scuba.com), you'll enjoy three phases: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives.
- 1. Knowledge Development This develops your familiarity with basic principles and procedures.
You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives. You complete Knowledge Development by reading each of five sections of the Open Water Diver Manual and watching the corresponding section of the Open Water Diver Video (which also previews skills you'll learn). You review what you studied in each section with your instructor and take a short quiz to be sure you're getting it. At the end of the course, you take an exam that makes sure you've got all the key concepts and ideas down.
The knowledge development part of the open water course you can also do online.
- 2. Confined Water Dives This is what it's all about - diving. You develop basic scuba skills in a pool. Here you'll learn everything from setting up your gear to how to easily get water out of your mask without surfacing. You'll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air - just in case. Plus, you may play some games, make new friends and have a great time.
There are five confined water dives, with each building upon the previous. Over the course of these five dives, you attain the skills you need to dive in open water.
For the confined water dives we use a swimming pool here in Kata Phuket that was specifically build to conduct scuba diving lessons.
- 3. Open Water Dives After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you've made continue learning during four open water dives with your Instructor at one of our Phuket divesites. This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure. The divesites will be our housereef here at Kata Beach, Racha Yai or Racha Noi.
The Open Water Diver course is incredibly flexible and performance based, which means that we can offer the program on two different schedules, and paced according to how fast you progress. It is possible to complete the open water course in as few as three or four days. After successfull completion of the course, you will receive the worldwide recognised Open Water Diver Certification. We do this online direcly in the database, so as soon as you're finished we the course you'll be registered as a certified open water diver.
With a maximum of 4 students per instructor all the courses with Phuket dash Scuba dot Com (phuket-scuba.com) are semiprivate, and if you want to, we can even offer you a private course. Just contact us if you're interested in a private course here on Phuket.
The course price of 16,450 Baht for a 4 day course includes all diving equipment, manual and diveplanner, use of other educational materials, daily transfers from and to your hotel, five boatdives and certification costs.
For only 14,450 Baht we do the same program with in stead of five boatdives two shoredives and three boatdives. Because we save a lot of time on transfers, we complete this program in only three days.
For budget travelers we offer the same course but with four dives at our housereef here in Kata. Also the price is budget: 11,950 Baht.
Shoredives at our housereef in Kata are possible from November through April. We can start your open water course on every day of the week.
The Junior Open Water Diver course for children from 10-14 years is the same program as the one for adults. However, the junior diver must dive with a certified adult until the age of 15.
You can already start your open water course from back home!
To complete the course, you have to do all inwater training. This will take three days, the charge for this (including e-learning or e-manual, certification and equipment rental) is depending on the course option of your preference 12,950 Baht for all shore dives (the remainder of the course will take 2 days for this option), 14,450 Baht for the course option with two dives at the housereef and three from the boat and 16,450 Baht for the course with five boat dives.
For more information about this contact us.
Open Water Course Referral
Do you want to complete your Open Water Course in the tropical, warm waters of Phuket after having done the academics and confined water practice back home? No problem, you can finish your course here with Phuket dash Scuba dot Com (phuket-scuba.com).
Including all diving equipment, use of educational materials, daily transfers, meals on the boat and certification costs we charge 11,950 Baht for four boatdives or (possible from November through April) 10,950 Baht for two shoredives and two boatdives.
Scuba Diver Course
The Scuba Diver course is developed for people with only a few days time. In only two days you can get a diver certificate which is recognised all over the world. One day theory and pool and one more day with two open water dives are enough to teach you the basics of diving. After only one day we take you out on the boat for your first diving experience in the ocean.
With this certificate you can dive in guidance of a divemaster, an assistant instructor or an instructor to a maximum of 12 meters depth. On a later occasion you can continue and expand your diving skills by doing two more days course and earn your Open Water Diver certification.
The course price is 11,450 Baht, you'll be doing two dives from the dive boat. From November through April for only 10,450 Baht we can do the same program with two shoredives in stead of two boatdives
If you are already a Scubadiver and you want to upgrade to Open Water Diver, you can do this with Phuket dash Scuba dot Com (phuket-scuba.com) in only two days. Upgrade including two boatdives costs 10,950 Baht, including two shoredives 9,950 Baht.
Shoredives are possible from November till April.
All these prices include diving equipment, meals on the boat, manual and diveplanner (not for upgrading), use of other educational materials, daily transfers from and to your hotel and certification costs
The courses can start on every day of the week.
Let us know when you would like to discover the Phuket underwater world. Both the Open Water Diver course, the Open Water Referral course and the Scuba Diver Course you can start on every day of the week with your personal divecenter on Phuket.
53 Katekwan Road, Kata Beach, 83100 Phuket, Thailand
Telephone +66(0)76 284580, fax. +66(0)76 284580, Hotline 24/7: +66(0)80 0408805
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