PADI Open Water Course package includes:
Open Water Diver course.
of all scuba equipment.
e-manual & PADI Certification card.
Dive log book.
nights accommodation - Fan cooled basic room.
up service from pier.
location on the beach.
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enroll on a PADI Open Water diver course:
• 10 years old*
*Note:10-14 year old
divers earn a ''Junior' Open Water Diver certification.
conduct the course over three and a half days. The course
consists of three modules:
Development – conducted in our a/c cooled
water training – conducted in our purpose
built swimming pool.
water training – 4 Open water training dives
conducted off one of our dive boats exploring the
amazing coral reefs and marine life around Koh Tao.
Link to dive sites page.
Here at Crystal Dive Resort, our experienced multi-lingual
team of PADI Master Instructors conduct all PADI courses
in small groups. This ensures each student progresses
at their own pace, receives lots of attention and is relaxed
throughout their training as they build the confidence
& competence necessary to be certified as a PADI Open
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 Exam
11.30 - 12.30: Lunch
12.30 - 17.30: Open Water Training dives 1 & 2
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 comfort perspective.
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
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 is necessary.
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
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 environment.
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 Koh Tao.
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 company,
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.
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