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Open Water Diver and Scuba Diver

In the SSI and PADI Open Water and Scuba Diver courses, your Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool here in Kata, Phuket, 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.

All our prices include diving equipment, meals on the boat, manual, use of other educational materials, daily transfers from and to your hotel from most Phuket places and certification costs.
The courses can start on every day of the week.

For all beginner courses we include free diving insurance.

Open Water Course Practical Information

Open Water Course Programme

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, 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 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 is normally done online ahead of time.
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 five open water dives with your Instructor at several of our Phuket divesites. Yes, 5 dives, so we giove you 1 bonusdive free of charge. 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 2 different schedules, and paced according to how fast you progress. It is possible to complete the open water course in as few as 3 or 4 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 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 is 13,450 Baht (SSI) or 14,950 Baht (PADI), including 3 boat dives and 2 shoredives, all scuba diving equipment, use of other educational materials and daily transfers from and to your hotel from most areas on Phuket. Between May and October 2 days on the boat with 5 dives are included, if you prefer to go on the boat for 2 days with 5 dives between November and April we can do that for you, at a small extra charge.
For 15,950 Baht (SSI) or 17,450 Baht (PADI) we do the same programme but in 4 days with 5 boatdives.

For budget travelers we offer the same course but with four dives at our housereef here in Kata. Also the price is budget: 11,450 Baht (SSI) or 12,950 Baht (PADI).

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.

Open Water Referral Course

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.

Including all diving equipment, use of educational materials, daily transfers from most areas on Phuket, meals on the boat and certification costs we charge 9,950 Baht (SSI) or 11,450 Baht (PADI) for 3 boat dives and 2 shoredives. Between May and October 2 days on the boat with 5 dives are included, if you prefer to go on the boat for 2 days with 5 dives between November and April we can do that for you at a total charge of 11,450 Baht (SSI) or12,950 Baht (PADI).

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 8,950 Baht (SSI) or 10,450 Baht, depending on the conditions we'll do the open water dives at our housereef or from the diveboat. If you prefer to dive from the boat between November and April there will be an extra charge of 1,000 Baht.

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 in only 2 days. Upgrade including 2 boatdives costs 10,450 Baht (SSI) or 11,950 Baht (PADI), including 2 shoredives 8,950 Baht (SSI) or 10,450 Baht (PADI). Shoredives are possible from November till April.

All these prices include diving equipment, meals on the boat, manual, use of other educational materials, daily transfers from and to your hotel from most areas on Phuket and certification costs.
The courses can start on every day of the week.