PADI Open Water in Koh Chang, Thailand
Koh Chang, Thailand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Learn scuba diving with the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular scuba certification course in the world. Over three days on the tropical island of Koh Chang, you'll work with a certified dive instructor to learn the basic skills required to dive as deep as 60 feet. When you're ready, you'll complete four open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand, swimming alongside schools of tiny fishes and exploring lively and colourful corals of the sea floor.

    NOTE: All prices in this package are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. 

    Destination

    Go underwater in the dive spots around Koh Chang, one of the biggest islands in Thailand and home to the Koh Rang Marine Park. Most of these dive spots are teeming with a whole array of marine life like the moray eels, sting rays, scorpionfish, snappers and hundreds of tiny reef fish. The waters around these dive spots are usually calm, with a relatively good visibility of up to 30 feet. The terrain is dotted with rock pinnacles with brightly coloured coral reefs sprawling the surface. Alongside scuba diving and snorkelling, the island of Koh Chang is also popular its soft and sandy beaches, the perfect place to relax after a day under water.

    Destination highlights

    • Complete the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Chang.
    • Engage in four open water dives with a maximum depth of 60 feet.
    • Spot several different species of reef fish among vibrant corals.
    • Learn the adventure sport of scuba diving with personalized attention.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during this PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Chang.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before 20:00 hrs on the day prior to the start date of PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Chang: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made after 20:00 hrs on the day prior to the start date of PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Chang: 80% refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Chang.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    This course requires you to pass a 600 feet swimming test and 10 minute floating test.

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included in this package, only if your hotel is situated along the west coast of Koh Chang. Accordingly, please inform the tour operator regarding the address of your hotel a week prior to your scheduled course start date.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Chang.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the scuba dive depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Most hotels in Koh Chang by 08:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Most hotels in Koh Chang by 17:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Shared taxi
    Start point
    Bang Bao pier
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    End point
    Bang Bao pier
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    PADI Open Water Diver (OWD)
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English
    Number of dives
    4
    Average dive duration
    35-40 minutes
    Maximum depth during course
    60 feet
    Average time per dive
    35-40 minutes
    Mandatory travel insurance
    No
    License issued/recognized by
    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
    Course completion time
    3 days
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
  • Day 1 of PADI Open Water Diver in Koh Chang: Theory + pool practice

    If you're staying at a hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang, you'll be picked up in a shared taxi and driven to the dive center near the Bao Bang pier. Here, you'll meet your dive instructor. Today, you'll work with the instructor and go through modules of theory sessions that'll teach you the basic principles and methods of diving. These skills will be practiced during training sessions in the swimming pool. After the end of today's session by late afternoon, you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    /Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Koh Chang Adventure Travel The Great Next Practice your skills in the shallow waters of a swimming pool.

    Day 2 of PADI Open Water Diver in Koh Chang: 2 open water dives!

    Take the morning transfer to the dive center near the Bao Bang pier. Today, depending on your ability, you'll head out to some of the dive spots around Koh Chang on a boat. Your dive instructor will continue to guide and train you as you complete two open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. While you're underwater, you'll practice navigating in the sea and working with your scuba suit. After the end of today's session by late afternoon, you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    /Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Koh Chang Adventure Travel The Great Next Spot exotic fishes in the tropical waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

    Day 3 of PADI Open Water Diver in Koh Chang: 2 open water dives!

    Take the morning transfer to the dive center near the Bao Bang pier. Once again, you'll head out to some of the dive spots around Koh Chang on a boat. Complete two more open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. While you're underwater, you'll put the finishing touches on your scuba skills and enjoy the enchanting colours and views of the ocean. Transfer back to the dive center, where you'll give a short quiz and complete the paperwork for your certification. After the end of today's session by late afternoon, you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Your trip ends here.
    /Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Koh Chang Adventure Travel The Great Next Go scuba diving in the tropical waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Koh Chang dive center
    End point
    Koh Chang dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    0 feet
    Total dive time
    0 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Koh Chang dive center
    End point
    Koh Chang dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    70-80 mins

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Koh Chang dive center
    End point
    Koh Chang dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    70-80 mins
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between most hotels on Koh Chang west coast-Bao Bang pier
    • Boat transfers between Bao Bang pier-dive spots
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • Four open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of certified dive instructors and support crew
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion of the course)
    • Lunch buffet and snacks on all days
    • Individual dive insurance (details on request)
    • All applicable taxes
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between home city and Koh Chang hotel
    • Travel arrangements between Koh Chang hotel-Bao Bang pier (if hotel is not on the west coast)
    • Koh Rang Marine Park entry fee (400 baht per person, payable on the spot)
    • Any accommodation in Koh Chang and meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Swimwear
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Quick dry clothes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Shared taxis for transport between hotel-pier
    • Boat for transport between pier-dive spot
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
      You need to get
    • Towel
    • Swim-wear
    • Camera
    • ID card
    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Swimming goggles
    • Additional local currency

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of PADI Open Water Diver in Koh Chang: Theory + pool practice

    No accommodation is provided throughout the trip.

    Avail a pick-up service from any of the hotels on Koh Chang's west coast to the dive center near the Bao Bang pier. If you're not staying at a hotel on the west coast, you'll need to arrange your own transport in local, hired cabs/taxis to the dive center. A buffet lunch will be served by mid afternoon. This package does not include any accommodation.

    Day 2 of PADI Open Water Diver in Koh Chang: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided throughout the trip.

    Complete two open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. If you're diving in the dive spots inside Koh Rang Marine Park, make sure to carry enough local currency to pay the entry fee of 400 baht per person. In between the two dives, you'll be served a buffet lunch on the boat. Snacks and refreshments will be available as well. This package does not include any accommodation.

    Day 3 of PADI Open Water Diver in Koh Chang: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided throughout the trip.

    Complete two open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. In between the two dives, you'll be served a buffet lunch on the boat. Snacks and refreshments will be available as well. This package does not include any accommodation. Make sure to carry a few passport-sized photos for your PADI Open Water Diver certification card.

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