PADI Open Water diving course in Phuket
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    French, English, Russian
  • Duration
    2-3 days
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Get your PADI Open Water Diver certification today! The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the perfect start to a lifetime of leisure diving adventures. Many have learnt to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

In groups of 4 people maximum, you will learn how to explore the underwater world. You will learn the necessary diving techniques in order to become a certified scuba diver. Over the duration of the course you will complete 5 scuba dives in a diving pool and 4 in a natural environment, all under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

The PADI Open Water Diver course Phuket is divided in 3 main segments:
1) Theory Segment – Knowledge Development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
2) Practical Segment – Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (in the pool)
3) Practical Segment – Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you have acquired may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

You will use all the basic scuba gear including a dive computer, mask, snorkel, fins, a buoyancy control device that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You will also be provided with a scuba wetsuit a weight system and accessories. The cost of PADI Open Water Diver course Phuket include all the equipment that you would need.

minimum 15 y/o
Starting time: 8:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Objectives

Once you have successfully completed this course, you'll be able to dive down to a depth of 20 metres autonomously. 

Itinerary

Day 1
8:00am: Meet your PADI Open Water Instructor at the dive center for the theory section
10:30am – Pool session
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Theory segment and exams

Day 2 - Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast ofPhuket. 

Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.

The better place for diving is located on the East coast along the hard coral reef where there are shipwrecks and good drifts.

There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.

7:30am: Pick up from hotel and transferred to Chalong Pier
8:00am: Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first dive site
10:00am: First dive
11:00am: Hot buffet lunch served onboard, after which you'll have time for some snorkelling and sun bathing
12:30pm: Second dive
1:30pm: Rest and relaxation, enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong Pier
3:30pm: Back to Chalong Pier
4:00pm: Transfer back to hotel

Day 3 - Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi islands have one of the most spectacular landscape where the vertical cliffs of Thailand are the backdrop of the beautiful beaches. These islands became even more renowned when Danny Boyle filmed the movie ” The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio in 1998. 

Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpackers inn, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park.

In fact, there are two smaller islands, namely, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai next to Koh Phi Phi Le towards the south. They are limestone rocks where you can find an outstanding variety of marine life.

7:30am: Pick up from hotel and transferred to Chalong Pier
8:00am: Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first dive site
10:00am: First dive
11:00am: Hot buffet lunch served on board, after which you'll have time for some snorkelling and sun bathing
12:30pm: Second dive
1:30pm: Rest and relaxation, enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong Pier
3:30pm: Back to Chalong Pier
4:00pm: Transfer back to hotel

 

Activity requirements

You must provide a medical certificate from their GP dated within the last 3 months, stating that you are allowed to practice this activity. 

Special terms

There are free transfers for Chalong, Kata, Kata Noi, Karon, Patong areas. If you are located outside these areas, please let SSS Phuket know as soon as you have booked the activity, please note this is a surcharge for this service.

- Rawai, Nai Harn: 250 THB pp
- Surin, Bangtao, Laguna, Kamala: 400 THB pp
- Kathu, Phuket Town, Cap Panwa, Koh Sirae: 1000 THB per cab  (4p max)
- Nai Thon, Nai Yang, Mai Kao: 2000 THB per cab (4p max)

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

Included
  • PADI Open Water certificate
  • PADI Open Water manual and PADI diving table
  • All necessary scuba diving gear
  • Transfer to and from the hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Snack and drinks
  • Insurance
Do not forget to bring
To bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Meeting point
Au centre de plongée: 40/14 Kata Road, Kata Beach 83150 Phuket Thailande Get directions

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What an Amazing experience , no amount of words can describe

Excellent!
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Very well spent money and time
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Great experience and very nice nature.

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