PADI OWD+AOWD in Koh Chang, Thailand
Koh Chang, Thailand, Thailand
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  • Trip introduction

    Spend five days on the island of Koh Chang and learn the basic and advanced skills of scuba diving. This combo course gives you the chance to get the PADI Open Water Diver certification as well as the PADI Advanced Open Water certification in one stretch. You'll begin the combo course by training in shallow waters with a certified dive instructor. By the end of the course, you'll have completed nine open water dives, swimming down to a depth of 100 feet in the Gulf of Thailand.

    From basic skills like properly wearing the scuba equipment to advanced skills like navigating underwater, you'll be thoroughly trained in the sport of scuba diving. After completing the course, you'll be certified to go scuba diving all around the world, down to a maximum depth of 100 feet.

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

    Destination

    Koh Chang, home to the Koh Rang Marine Park, attracts recreational and professional scuba divers from all over the continent. The waters around the island are gifted with incredible coral reefs, diverse marine population and a sandy seafloor. To add, the ambient and tropical water temperature, coupled with relatively clear visibility, has turned Koh Chang into a hotspot for scuba diving. The rocks, canyons and corals of Koh Chang are home to turtles, snappers, moray eels, barracudas and many other species of reef fishes. Koh Chang is also peppered with white, sandy beaches, perfect spots to relax in a hammock after a day spent underwater.

    Destination highlights

    • Earn the PADI OWD and the PADI AOWD in a combo package.
    • Learn the basic as well as advanced skills of scuba diving in Koh Chang.
    • Explore gorgeous underwater scenes in the Gulf of Thailand.
    • Spot different species of colourful, tiny fishes swimming in the corals.
    • Complete nine open water dives, going as deep as 100 feet.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

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

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during the course.

    Cancellation policy

    For any cancellations made before the start date of the Koh Chang PADI OWD+AOWD scuba diving course: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

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

    All refunds will be processed after deducting international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this Koh Chang PADI OWD+AOWD scuba diving course.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All travellers are required to pass a 600 feet swimming test and 10 minute floating test before beginning the course.

    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 day prior to the start date of your scuba diving course.

    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 while scuba diving in Koh Chang.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this scuba diving course 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 16:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Pick-up trucks or similar
    Start point
    Klong Prao
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    End point
    Klong Prao
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English
    Number of dives
    9
    Average dive duration
    40-45 minutes
    Maximum depth during course
    100 feet (30 metres)
    Average time per dive
    40-45 minutes
    Mandatory travel insurance
    No
    License issued/recognized by
    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
    Course completion time
    5 days
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
  • Day 1 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    If you're staying at a hotel on the western coast of Koh Chang, you can avail a pick-up service from your hotel to the Klong Prao dive center. Today, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin learning the theory of scuba diving. You can speed up this portion of the course by going through the e-learning material, sent to you before you begin the course. Alongside the theory of dive techniques and principles, you'll also get into the swimming pool to practice what you've learned and get a hang of the scuba equipment. Lunch will be served by mid-afternoon. The day's session ends by late afternoon, when you'll be dropped back to your hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    /Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next Learn scuba diving among the corals and fishes of Koh Chang!

    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    Get picked-up from your hotel and travel to the dive center. Today, you'll have a short briefing session before embarking on a boat ride to some of the dive spots around Koh Chang. Upon reaching the dive spots, you'll complete two open water dives in the ocean. During these dives, you'll work with your instructor to demonstrate the skills learned yesterday and practice new techniques. You'll go as deep as 60 feet, to swim and explore the ocean floor. Lunch will be served after the second dive. The day's session ends by late afternoon, when the boat will travel back to the island and you'll be dropped back to your hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure
    /Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next Learn scuba diving among the corals and fishes of Koh Chang!

    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    Get picked-up from your hotel and travel to the dive center. Once again, you'll board a boat and travel to some of the dive spots around Koh Chang. Upon reaching the dive spots, you'll complete two more open water dives in the ocean. During these dives, you'll put the finishing touches on your skills learned in the Open Water Diver section of this combo package. Lunch will be served after the second dive. The boat will travel back to the dive center, where you'll give a short quiz and complete the paperwork for your PADI OWD certification. You'll be dropped back to your hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    /Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next Learn scuba diving among the corals and fishes of Koh Chang!

    Day 4 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    Today, you'll begin the Advanced Open Water Diver section of the combo course. You'll take a boat ride to the dive spots around Koh Chang, during which the instructor will introduce some of the advanced skills of diving. You'll complete the two mandatory open water dives - the deep dive and the underwater navigation dive. During these two dives, you'll work with the instructor and swim as deep as 90 feet in the ocean. Lunch will be served after the second dive. The day's session ends by late afternoon, when the boat will travel back to the island and you'll be dropped back to your hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure
    /Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next Learn scuba diving among the corals and fishes of Koh Chang!

    Day 5 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 3 open water dives!

    Get picked-up from your hotel and travel to the dive center. Today, you'll be completing three elective open water dives. You can choose from a range of available electives such as a wreck dive, peak performance dive and more. During these dives, you'll work with your instructor to specialize in these areas and put the finishing touches on your newly learned scuba skills. Lunch will be served by mid-afternoon. The boat will travel back to the dive center, where you'll give a short quiz and complete the paperwork for your PADI AOWD certification. You'll be dropped back to your hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang. Your trip ends here.
    /Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next Learn scuba diving among the corals and fishes of Koh Chang!

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Klong Prao dive center
    End point
    Klong Prao dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    0 feet
    Total dive time
    0 mins

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Klong Prao dive center
    End point
    Klong Prao dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    80-85 mins

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Klong Prao dive center
    End point
    Klong Prao dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    80-85 mins

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Klong Prao dive center
    End point
    Klong Prao dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    80-85 mins

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Klong Prao dive center
    End point
    Klong Prao dive center
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    2 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between hotels on Koh Chang west coast-dive center
    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spot
    • Nine open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of experienced dive instructors and support crew
    • Theory and pool training sessions
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion)
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion)
    • Buffet lunch and coffee/tea/soft drinks on all days
    • 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-dive center (if hotel is not on the west coast)
    • Koh Rang Marine Park entry fee (400 baht per person, payable on the spot)
    • 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
    • Swim-wear
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Light tee and beach-wear
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Boat for transfers between dive center-dive spots
    • Private vehicle for transfers between Koh Chang hotel-dive center
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Advanced Open Water course material
      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 the PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    No accommodation is provided.

    If you're staying at a hotel that is located anywhere on the west coast of Koh Chang, you can avail the pick-up and drop-off service offered by the tour operator. A buffet lunch is served by mid-afternoon. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruits will also be available. No accommodation is provided throughout the trip.

    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    A buffet lunch is served on the boat after the second dive. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruits will also be available. No accommodation is provided throughout the trip. Make sure to carry enough local currency in cash to pay the Koh Rang Marine Park's 400 baht per person entry fee.

    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    A buffet lunch is served on the boat after the second dive. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruits will also be available. No accommodation is provided throughout the trip. Make sure to carry a few passport-sized photos for your PADI certification card.

    Day 4 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    A buffet lunch is served on the boat by mid-afternoon. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruits will also be available. No accommodation is provided throughout the trip. You'll be trained by certified dive instructors who will guide and accompany you throughout the trip. The support crew of boat staff and dive center staff will provide assistance.

    Day 5 of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 3 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    A buffet lunch is served on the boat by mid-afternoon. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruits will also be available. No accommodation is provided throughout the trip. While you're on the island, make sure to visit some of its pristine beaches. The Lonely beach is one of the more popular choices among travellers.

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