Open Water Diver - Course Schedule
PADI Open Water diver course schedule is flexible
and we can adapt the itinerary to fit around your
personal travel plans. Our standard PADI Open Water
courses schedule is as follows:
13.00 - 13.30: Orientation
13.30 - 18.00: Knowledge Development (scuba theory)
08.00 - 11.00: Confined Water Training
11.00 - 12.00: Lunch
12.00 - 15.00: Confined Water Training
09.00 - 11.30: Knowledge Development & Final
11.30 - 12.30: Lunch
12.30 - 17.30: Open Water Training dives 1 &
07.00-12.00: Open Water Training dives 3 & 4
back, wash the equipment and then complete the paperwork!
are now a fully qualified PADI Open Water diver,
certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters
with a buddy.
take a closer look at each step in detail....
start the PADI Open water diver course at 1pm every
day. To begin with your Instructor will conduct
a course orientation. Starting with some introductions
before informing you of the course schedule and
asking you to complete some paperwork including
the PADI Medical Statement.
Medical Form >>
Knowledge Development section of the PADI Open Water
diver course consists of a series of videos, short
Instructor led knowledge review sessions and 4 multiple
choice 10 question quizzes. There are 5 modules
in total. The final module finishes with a 50 question
multiple choice exam.
subjects covered include scuba equipment, safe dive
practices, effects of pressure underwater, the buddy
system and basic decompression theory. You will
also learn about dive planning using PADI’s
Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) and we will teach
you how dive computers work. This will enable you
to safely plan your dives, and keep to your dive
profile during each dive.
knowledge development is conducted over 2 days;
afternoon of day 1 and the morning of day 3.
our confined water training sessions are conducted
in one of our purpose built swimming pools. The
very definition of confined water training means
a swimming pool is without doubt the best place
to conduct these sessions both from a safety and
start in very shallow water gradually getting deeper
(no more than three meters) as your confidence increases.
Your instructor will demonstrate skills which you
will practice back, designed to get you comfortable
using scuba gear.
skills will include:
• Equipment Assembly
• Pre dive safety checks
• Mask & regulator clearing
• Alternative Air source Use
• Buoyancy control
• Communicating and underwater hand signals
• Descents and Ascents
settle for anything less than the best. Some dive
centers may tell you that it’s best to complete
confined water in the ocean. On a perfect day, completing
some aspects of confined water in a shallow bay
can be fun and exciting but when you are breathing
from scuba for the first time, naturally feeling
a little apprehensive and nervous, and being asked
to complete skills such as removing and replacing
the mask or regulator underwater, the guaranteed
calm and clear conditions a swimming pool offers
bays are not ideal if there is any wind, waves,
poor visibility or other environmental conditions
that will negatively affect the safety or comfort
of either student or Instructor. And here on Koh
Tao, with lots of snorkelers in the water, lots
of small boats using the beach to drop snorkelers
off the numerous interruptions are not conducive
to teaching beginners scuba.
our swimming pools are purpose built for scuba diving
and offer you the best possible start on your way
to becoming a PADI Open Water diver. Don’t
settle for anything less than the best.
PADI. Choose Crystal Dive.
Water Training Dives
time for the best bit! Your first Open water dives
will allow you to put everything you have learnt
over the previous two days into practice.
the afternoon of Day 3 you will complete Open Water
training dives 1 & 2. With a maximum depth limit
of 12 metres your instructor will guide you around
the dive site as you become comfortable with your
buoyancy, swimming underwater and the open water
will repeat a few of the skills you mastered the
previous day in the swimming pool and of course,
there will be time on both of your dives for an
underwater tour, exploring the coral reefs and around
the final morning of the course you will complete
Open Water training dives 3 & 4, this time to
a maximum depth of 18 metres. Expect to see lots
of bright corals, colourful tropical fish, moray
eels, sting rays and maybe even a hawksbill turtle.
dive sites we visit during Open water training include
Mango Bay, Japanese Gardens, Twin Peaks, White Rock,
Aow Leuk Bay, Lighthouse, Hin Wong Bay and our own
in house artificial dive site, Junkyard
your final two dives, our in-house underwater film
Images, will accompany you to capture your experience
on film and then edit the footage into a 25 minute
movie which we show at the bar that evening.
Price: 9,800 THB - Contact
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