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  • Trip introduction

    The SSI Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands is ideal for beginners. Divided over 3 days, you’ll learn diving theory and techniques, master underwater breathing and experience 4 exhilarating Open Water Dives.

    The Phi Phi Islands are gifted with gorgeous dive spots and you’ll sail to these dive spots for your dives. Each dive lasts for 45 mins and takes you to a maximum depth of 60 feet. Throughout your dives you’ll have the guidance of your instructor. At the end, you’ll be a certified diver which will enable you to dive up to 60 feet anywhere in the world!

    NOTE: For this course, you’ll be expected to know how to swim for 200 meters and float for 10 mins in the open water.

    Destination

    Located between the large island of Phuket and Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand, the Phi Phi islands comprise of a group of evergreen islands. Part of the Krabi province, these islands are identified by their limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and magnificent blue waters.

    For this trip you’ll be taken to the Phi Phi Ley Island and the Bida Island for your dives. Based on ocean currents, weather and tide conditions, you’ll be taken to the best dive spots. Some fish you'll spot underwater consist of yellow snappers, turtles, zebra fish, whale sharks etc.

    You’ll depart from the Tonsai Bay Pier and travel by a large non ac boat equipped with 3 open decks, 2 bathrooms and showers and seats for 30 passengers.

    Destination highlights

    Pave your way into the diving world with this SSI Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands. | Learn all the skills and techniques of diving in 3 days. | Experience 4 glorious dives. | Enjoy the thrill of swimming with schools of fish and spotting many exotic sea creatures. | Swim as deep as 60 feet into the water. | Become a certified diver and make your way for higher courses.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    SSI Open Water Diver-OWD

    Yes

    English

    4

    45 mins

    NA

    60 feet

    No

    Scuba Schools International-SSI

    3 days

    1 Instructor for every 4 Participants

    100 kgs

    6.5 Feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: 2 theory modules and pool practise

    Reach the dive centre by 07:30 hrs and begin the SSI Open Water Diver course with theory. This includes studying manuals and watching DVD's about scuba diving. You'll even have a quiz.

    After learning theory in the afternoon you'll head out to the beach to learn diving and underwater breathing techniques in shallow waters.

    After mastering the basics of Open Water Diving, you'll end the class for the day.

    Return back to your hotel.

    No accommodation is provided.

    The reporting time is at 07:30 hrs today. No meals are included in today's package, but you'll be offered fresh fruits, tea, coffee and water. | At the end of your theory and pool practise you'll depart for your hotel.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Phi Phi Islands

    Phi Phi Islands

    07:30 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: 2 dives up to 40 feet and 1 theory
    Day 3 of the SSI Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: 2 dives up to 60 feet and certifica
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hours or more before departure date of the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: 100% refund, minus any credit card transaction fees.

    For cancellations made within 24 hrs of departure date of the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    A rescheduling or change of dates can be provisioned if you inform the operator 24 hrs before the departure date of the SSI Open Water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    If the operator cancels the SSI Open Water Diver Course due to bad weather conditions, alternative dates or a full refund will be provided.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these fees will be for this trip.

    Rules on trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    Please use the equipment with care during the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    A minimum gap of 18 to 24 hrs should be maintained between your diving time and flying time (even short flights).

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the SSI Open Water Diver Course in the Phi Phi islands, you'll have 1 instructor for every 2 divers.

    While undertaking the SSI Open Water Diver course you need a minimum of 3 days in the Phi Phi Islands, with a hotel booking preferably in the Tonsai Bay area or in Long Beach.

    The minimum age to undertake the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands is 10 years.

    For the SSI Open Water Diver course, the Phi Phi National Park entry fees are 400 THB on Day 1 and 200 THB on Days 2 and 3, which have to be made directly in cash to the national park rangers.

    For any food preferences of veg etc, during the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands, you must inform the operator in advance.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips for staff and other incidental expenses for the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.

    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 injury during the SSI Open water Diver course in the Phi Phi Islands.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 4 Open Water dives

    • Transport in a non ac boat to the dive spots and back
    • In-boat amenities include 2 bathrooms and showers, an open deck, sun deck and dive deck and seating arrangement for 30 passengers
    • Services of a professional dive guide
    • SSI Open water Diver course material
    • Wetsuit and boots
    • SSI Open Water Diver equipment: fins, mask (prescription mask), dive regulator, Suunto dive computer, BCD, 15 litre tank
    • SSI Open Water Diver certificate
    • Meal package includes Lunch on Day 2, and Day 3 along with fresh fruits, tea/coffee and drinking water daily
    • First aid kit and emergency oxygen cylinder
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Phi Phi National Park entry fees of 800 THB

    • Cancellation insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Additional activities
    • Insurance
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Swimming costume
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Heavily embellished swimwear

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport in a non ac boat to the dive spots and back
    • Access to bathroom and shower facility on boat
    • SSI Open water Diver course material
    • Wetsuit and boots
    • SSI Open Water Diver equipment: fins, mask (prescription mask), dive regulator, Suunto dive computer, BCD, 15 litre tank
    • SSI Open Water Diver certificate

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • Identity card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks etc
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Personal medicines

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.