PADI OPEN WATER & ADVANCED DIVER COURSE KOH TAO

Learn to dive and then build on your skills.

Sign Up For A PADI Open Water & Advanced DIVER Combo

Combining both certifications leads to becoming a much safer, relaxed PADI Diver!

GET YOUR PADI OPEN WATER & ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE AT KOH TAO

Start your journey into scuba diving and continue your learning with this combo package of the padi open water and the advanced open water

You want to learn to dive, but want to get to the next level too?

Taking the PADI Open Water Course and Advanced Open Water Course Package gives you the opportunity to learn to dive and then build on all the new skills you have gained.

With just 2 extra days of diving on top of your Open Water Course you will be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, extending your dive depth limits to a maximum of 30m, becoming a more skilled and relaxed diver with improved control and confidence underwater.

The 2 courses only take 6 days in total to complete and become an accomplished  PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

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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 go from novice to advanced.

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

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How it works …

To give you an idea of what your courses will look like,

here’s an example schedule:

PADI Open Water Diver Course

4 DAYS

Schedule

* Day 1 - Paperwork and Theory
* Day 2 - Pool Session and Theory
* Day 3 - Open Water Dives 1 & 2
* Day 4 - Open Water Dives 3 & 4

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

2 DAYS

Schedule

* Day 1 - Theory and 2 or 3 dives (usually shallow)
* Day 2 - Final 2 dives

However, it’s not all set in stone – if you are short on time or want it spread out more, just contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!

THE PADI OPEN WATER & Advanced Diver COURSE PREREQUISITES:

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

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Fitness

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.

Waterskills & Stamina

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.

Minimum Age

To start this package, you will need to be at least 12 years old. As a diver 12 – 15 year old you will gain the certification as a Junior Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diver and you will have to dive with an adult until 15 years of age. Please note, that 12-15 year old divers are limited to 21m for the Advanced Open Water Dives.

Medical Statement

You need to be medically fit for diving. You find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. 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 and Advanced combo package includes:

  • PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI E-Book & PADI Certifications
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Free Accommodation throughout your course (6 nights)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us
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Combine learning to dive and extending your skills with a special package of the PADI Open Water Course and the PADI Advanced Open Water Course.

Taking a total of 6 days to complete both courses, you will conduct theory, pool training and 9 dives in the ocean as part of your training.

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.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is building up on your Open Water Training, giving you a license to scuba dive to 30 metres (100 ft) together with a buddy.

฿20,000

The PADI Open Water Course at Crystal can be completed in 3 – 4 days.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course will take 2 days and you will take part in a Deep & Navigation Adventure dive, and then select the 3 remaining dives you wish to take.

Choices for your other 3 dives include: Wreck, Night, Naturalist, Underwater Scooter (DPV), Fish-ID, Search & Recovery, Underwater Imaging, Rescue, Buoyancy Control Dives. Ask us for your options.

PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Combo


The PADI Open Water Course at Crystal can be completed in 3 – 4 days.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course will take 2 days and you will take part in a Deep & Navigation Adventure dive, and then select the 3 remaining dives you wish to take.

Choices for your other 3 dives include: Wreck, Night, Naturalist, Underwater Scooter (DPV), Fish-ID, Search & Recovery, Underwater Imaging, Rescue, Buoyancy Control Dives. Ask us for your options.

YOUR DIVES ON VIDEO OR PICTURES

Five PADI Open Water divers on the sea surface smiling while the boat waiting behind them

During your final two dives of your PADI Open Water Course or your PADI Advanced Open Water Course our in-house underwater film company, Crystal Images, can accompany you to capture your experience on film and then edit the footage into a 10 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.

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These options are available for your PADI Open Water course or your PADI Advanced Open Water 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.

GET YOUR PADI COMBO NOW!

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I start my PADI courses every day?

In general, yes. We start our courses any given day. To secure your desired start date, we recommend booking your courses online HERE. This will guarantee your placement in a small group of maximum 4 students per Instructor.

Is it possible to change the schedule for the courses?

Our schedules are flexible and we will do everything to adjust it to your travel plans. Please contact us to arrange for a schedule that suits you within the limits of the PADI Open Water Diver Course and PADI Advanced Open Water Course performance requirements.

Are there shorter course options available for my courses?

Yes! We can accommodate for your travel plans and as long as you feel comfortable in the water. Contact us at any time for more information.

Is the accommodation included for my courses?

For your PADI Open Water Course and PADI Advanced Open Water Course the accommodation is a double room, in our Partner Hotel Koh Tao Regal, which is included for the standard course duration of 6 night(s). We reserve you a standard air-conditioned double room, if needed. There is discounted upgrade options available for the adjacent Beach Club Resort. More information here or just contact us directly.

What are the minimum requirements to start my courses?

The minimum requirements for you to enroll in the courses are listed here: COURSE PREREQUISITES. If you still have questions about specific requirements or an equivalent certification, please contact us directly.

How many students will be together with me in my courses?

We pride ourselves to teach our courses personally in groups of max. 4 students per Instructor. If you still prefer a smaller group or a private course please contact us directly. On the other hand, if you travel in a bigger group, please let us know and we will arrange for multiple Instructors to teach you together.

Will I see different dive sites during my courses?

We have 3 custom built dive boats and choose the dive sites based on your course requirements, comfort level and weather conditions. Generally, we change dive sites on a daily basis, so you will dive at the best spots available for your PADI Open Water Course and PADI Advanced Open Water Course. More about our boats here.

Can I take a Go Pro on my dives for the courses?

We highly discourage from taking a camera as you and your instructor should both focus only on you becoming a well-trained scuba diver and handling a camera with the new equipment at the same time is not easy. Our In-House Video & Photo company Crystal Images provides perfect pictures or amazing underwater videos for you for a small surcharge. Check out this link: Video-Option.

What other courses can I take if I have some more time?

We have put together some recommendations for you under this link for dive activities that you may find interesting after your courses. If you are interested in other activities, have a look at our shop and check out our multi-course packages as well.

Other Questions?

Please check out our general FAQ-Page which will answer most of your questions about Koh Tao, diving, weather conditions and everything else. Anything that cannot be answered there, please just contact us and we get right back to you!