PADI OPEN WATER COURSE KOH TAO

The PADI open water course is the world’s most popular entry level diving course.

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER E-LEARNING

If you have a busy schedule or just prefer the convenience of learning from your mobile device or computer, eLearning is a great choice.

PADI REALLY IS “the way the world learns to dive”..!!

Every year, over half a million people worldwide have ‘got their PADI’,

with training conducted at thousands of dive sites around the world.

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If you are an explorer and haven’t spend more time underwater than a short snorkeltrip, then it’s time to get started!

Ever wondered, what it’s like to breathe underwater? To have fish swim around you and watching coral closely without having to think about the next breath you can take?

If you’re an explorer or just like nature and wildlife or want another challenge: the PADI Open Water Diver course is the perfect base to start your adventure.

In this course you will learn all the basics of safe scuba diving including dive theory and the skills you need, first in a shallow swimming pool followed by some amazing dives in the warm tropical waters of Koh Tao.

You will be accompanied and instructed at your own pace by one of our multilingual Instructors, who will teach you from the beginning to the end to get your PADI … and make some new buddies along the way.

We teach all courses at your pace, which makes it the perfect holiday experience!

This is how you become a diver:

Within 3 – 4 days, you will become a diver to dive independent from a professional to 18 m (60 feet) with a dive buddy!

Depending on your personal schedule we will adjust the program for you and move elements of your personal course to accommodate for your holiday plans, but in general these are the parts of your training:

We will start off with an introduction and a look at all the necessary paperwork. Once we have done this, you will start with the first part of your course: the dive theory. In some videos accompanied by self study you will get introduced in the basics of diving. After your self-study part, your Instructor will walk you through, how this theory is actually used in real-life diving and answer any questions you may have. The theoretical part is split into 5 chapters with a little quiz and an exam at the end (which you won’t be able to fail …).

We usually split the theory over two half days to make it less “dry”. If you really don’t like spending time of your holiday learning theory, check out the PADI Elearning-Option <link to elearning>.

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The second part of your course is the training in one of our own resort swimming pools. Here you will learn all the skills you need everyday as a diver as well as a few safety procedures just in case of the unlikely evente that something goes wrong.

You will start in very shallow water to take your first breaths underwater to slowly progress into the deeper end of the pool to practice on skills like swimming underwater weightless. Here is the place to take all the time it takes for you to gain the confidence you need. So at Crystal Dive we don’t set a time for you to practice your skills. Usually it takes between half a day to a full day to reach your goal.

Once you gained your confidence and knowledge, it is time to get out to use all this on the final part of your course: the Open Water Dives.

The PADI Open Water Course consists of 4 Open Water Dives spread over two half-days. The first two of these will bring you to a maximum depth of 12 metres and give you plenty of time to practice skills and your underwater swimming, which you learned in the pool before. The final two dives are more for you to enjoy the underwater world and show us, that you know, how to dive independent from a professional!

After this you can call yourself an Open Water Diver and it is time to celebrate your certification with a cold drink on the beach!

Additional options for you …

Other Beginners Courses

Beginners

Beginner

Not enough time or too much to start? Check out our other Beginners Programs!

Advanced Dive Courses

Advanced

Advanced Diving

Ready for some more? Read about the options once you are a certified diver - if as a hobby or as a career.

Dive Course "All in"-Packages

Packages

Course Packages

We offer great value packages with included accommodation and additional discounts!

Specialty Training & Courses

Specialties

Specialties

We offer a series of PADI Specialty Courses and other training options like Eco-Courses and Internships.

THE PADI OPEN WATER COURSE PRErequisites:

To become a certified PADI Open Water Diver there are some minimum requirements:

• To become a scuba diver, you don’t need to be an athlete or hardcore fit. You just need to have the passion and be open-minded to try something new.

• It will help though, if you generally feel comfortable in the water and have some basic swimming abilities (as there is a little swim test to prove that you can float or tread water for 10 minutes and swim 200 metres unaided). If in doubt, just ask us for other course options.

• To start your Certification course, you will need to be at least 10 years old. As a diver 10 – 15 year old you will gain the certification as a Junior Open Water Diver and you will have to dive with an adult until 15 years of age. Please note, that 10-12 year old divers are limited to 12 metres of depth.

• You need to be medically fit for diving. The Medical Statement for Scuba Diving you find here <link to Medical>. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us. 

 

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Get your PADI! – What’s included? 

Our PADI Open Water Course package includes:

  • PADI Open Water Diver course
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI E-Book & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition with Koh Samui Plus Scheme

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Get Your PADI Open Water Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao

The PADI Open Water diver course is the world’s most popular scuba diving training course, giving you a license to scuba dive anywhere in the world.

Every year, over half a million people worldwide have ‘got their PADI’, with training conducted at thousands of dive sites around the world.

PADI really is “the way the world learns to dive”..!!

฿0฿11,000

Our PADI Open Water Course package includes:

    • PADI Open Water Diver course
    • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
    • FREE use of Dive Computer
    • Personal PADI E-Book & PADI Certification
    • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
    • Multilingual personal Instructor
    • Boattrips for your dives
    • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
    • SHA+ Recognition with Koh Samui Plus Scheme

฿9,000

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Your Dives on Video or pictures

During your final two dives our in-house underwater film company, Crystal Images, will accompany you to capture your experience on film and then edit the footage into a 12 minute movie which we show at the bar that evening. The video is available to purchase by all course students after viewing so you can share your memories with family and friends.

Alternatively our Underwater Videography team is available to provide you with personal and lasting memories of your experience and offer unique underwater video and photo services for your course. You can choose from a 10 minute land and underwater based video or 35 high resolution photographs.

These options are available for your PADI Open Water course and can be booked by following the link below and choosing the ‘video & photo’ option to pay a 750 Baht 50% deposit, in addition to your course booking. Please ask us about group bookings and additional options on other courses.

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PADI E-Learning Open Water
Diver Course

PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience, using your desktop, laptop or mobile device, and finish your training in the water with a PADI Instructor.

With PADI eLearning, you complete the knowledge development portion at your own pace – studying anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection or after you have downloaded the product. If you have a busy schedule or just prefer the convenience of learning from your mobile device or computer, eLearning is a great choice.

PADI E-Learning Open Water Course Includes:

E-learning online PADI Open Water diver manual & PADI certification
PADI Instructor fees
Insurance
Log Book
Equipment rental

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the PADI Open Water Course cost on Koh Tao?

The standard price for the PADI Open Water Course is 11,000 baht with no extra fees. This price includes everything that you will need for a successful and fun experience during your PADI Open Water course.

Is Koh Tao open for tourists now?

If you’re planning a visit to one of the islands, here’s what you need to take note of:

· Tourists must have a passport with at least six months validity.

· Travellers need to have been in an approved country for 21 days or more.

· All overseas visitors must be fully vaccinated with a jab approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health or the World Health Organisation. This includes the Sinopharm vaccine.

· Proof of return air travel may be provided.

· Overseas visitors need to book to stay in a Samui Extra Plus hotel for the first seven days of any trip, and at an SHA Plus hotel for any remaining days.

· Accommodation must be booked and paid for in advance and all required PCR tests must also be prepaid.

· All tourists need to have travel insurance with Covid-19 treatment coverage of at least US$100,000

· Travellers need to apply to visit Thailand and can do so online here. If applications are approved, travellers will be notified.

Why is scuba diving a great experience?

Many people dream of training to be an astronaut, but only an elite few actually experience weightlessness in outer space. Divers, on the other hand, can get weightless anywhere there’s water – floating above a reef, gliding through a wreck, or hovering mid-water like a genie.

How to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok?

1. Fly from Bangkok to Samui, then catch ferry to Koh Tao
2. Fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani or Chumphon, then catch a ferry to Koh Tao
3. Joint bus (coach) + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao
4. Overnight sleeper train + Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao

Do you have a swimming pool?

Yes, we have two swimming pools.

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.

How many days does it take to get the PADI Open Water certification?

Typically three to four days. But it really does depend on you.

The advantage of using e-learning is that you can do it at your own pace and easily fit it around everything else you have going on.

What's included in your PADI Open Water Diver Course?

Our PADI Open Water course package include::

  • PADI Open Water course
  • Rental of all scuba equipment.
  • Free use of Dive Computer
  • PADI e-manual & PADI Certification card.
  • Crystal Dive Logbook.
  • Diving Insurance.
  • Pick up service from the pier.
  • Discounted accommodation options.