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PADI Open Water Diver Course


The PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course is a world leader for basic scuba licenses.

Becoming a diver changes your lifestyle introducing you to new diving adventures and undiscovered nature underneath the ocean waves.

Be adventurous and learn to dive with the Private Scuba team of instructors in Pattaya, Thailand. You can also start learning scuba online.

Join millions of qualified divers who started breathing underwater with the international PADI Open Water Course.

The diving certification is achievable in only a few days of tuition and there are no special requirements to enroll.

Nonetheless, you should be in reasonably good shape and comfortably relaxed in the water. Children from age 10 regularly make the grade and become open water certified. See below for minimum age requirements, maximum depth limits, and costs.

Open Water Diver Requirements and Outline

There are few restrictions to join a class but you should be in good health, reasonably fit, comfortable in the water, and 10 years or older.

Students learn the basics through knowledge development classroom sessions, mastering scuba safety skills in shallow water, and then repeating them in deeper water prior to qualification.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Pattaya - Cost 16,800 THB

✔ Direct and personalised supervision from your private scuba instructor

✔ Free rental of modern equipment and instruction how to use the gear

✔ Five classroom sessions of scuba knowledge reviews and a written exam

✔ Five training sessions of pool skills and swimming tests

✔ Open water training dives number 1 and 2 to a maximum depth of 12 meters

✔ Open water training dives number 3 and 4 to a maximum depth of 18 meters

✔ Pattaya hotel transfers, hot buffet food, soft drinks, and afternoon snacks on the boat

✔ The PADI Open Water Diver Certification Card and student training manual

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PADI Open Water Course Schedule

It is possible to complete the itinerary of written theory tests and exit exam, swimming pool skills, and four ocean dives in three days.

The theory consists of learning information from the participant manual, video, or multimedia DVD, five short multiple-choice quizzes and a final exam.

There are five corresponding pool or confined water skill sessions, and the course is completed by making four open water dives to a maximum of eighteen meters.

Therefore, most students take four days to complete the course at a more relaxed pace. There is a quick review test for students who complete the PADI referral program. Your instructor covers the following topics;

Open Water Diver Equipment and Materials

The basic PADI Manual and RDP Table (recreational dive planner) which are required for the course are included in the price. However, additional student materials such as the PADI Ultimate Crew Pack, Manual eBook, and accessory gear are available from the dive school in Pattaya Beach.

The equipment that is required for the scuba course is also included in the price. Normally, this would include a mask, wet suit, buoyancy control device (BCD), regulators, tank, weights, and fins.

Accessories that you may wish to purchase during your classes could be a computer, watch, compass, camera, diver's knife, gloves, scuba T-shirt, and a logbook, which are all available from the shop.

The underwater world will keep you coming back for more thrills and exhilaration every chance you get!
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PADI Open Water Diver Course Benefits

The Open Water Diver Certification is a license to learn scuba and having completed the entry-level diving course your focus may wander at even more discovery and exploration.

There is no certification expiration for the PADI Open Water Certification but with a strong emphasis on underwater activities, and less time in the classroom, the next level of action packed diving adventures will encourage you to enroll in another scuba course and keep diving.