Open water diving course
- Be 10 yo+ for junior OW
- Be 15 yo+ for adult OW
- Be medically fit to dive
- Float for 10 minutes
- Swim a short distance
Duration two and a half days
Do the PADI Open Water Scuba diving course on Koh Tao
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, have new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where you can start by diving koh Tao s great dive sites.
The PADI Open water course is the first step and allows you to dive with a certified buddy to a maximum depth of 18 metres / 60 feet. (Junior OW 12m Max)
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What is included in your PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course
PADI e-manual & all knowledge development
Shallow confined water training dives
4 Open Water training dives
PADI Certification card
Use of Dive Computer
Maximum 4 students per PADI Instructor
All scuba diving equipment
What to expect during your PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course
You will complete the knowledge development part of the course using the online e-learning lite materials provided to you either at your home before you start your holiday or at the resort where you stay prior to your start date.
This will include completing knowledge reviews and quizzes and a final exam, all done online.
Once we have established your completion of all the knowledge development sections and have passed the final exam, your instructor will conduct a quick review questionnaire with you to see that you have retained some of the important points of diving knowledge.
Your Instructor will also reinforce some important points such as the effects of pressure, safety principles and the buddy system.
You will then be introduce to your diving equipment and dive computer.
Shallow & Confined Water training
You will start in water that is deep enough for you to stand in with your head out of the water. To begin with, we will ask you to simply breathe through the regulator and when you are ready we will ask you to kneel down under the water. At this time, we can start to practice equalizing your ears.
Your Instructor will demonstrate each skill, then you will copy and perfect the skills.
Amongst the first skills you will be mastering will be:
Inflate and deflate the BCD at the surface (Buoyancy Control Device)