PADI Open Water Diver in Phuket, Thailand

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular scuba diving course in the world. In this course, you learn the various skills involved in scuba diving by completing four open water dives, swimming down to a depth of 60 feet. These dives are preceded by theory modules and training sessions in shallow water to give you the confidence to dive in the open ocean. The pristine, tropical blue waters of the Andaman Sea around Phuket ensure that Thailand is one of the best destinations to do this course. Throughout the course, a certified dive instructor will guide and train you.

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

Destination

This PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket takes you on four open water dives at near the islands of Ko Racha Yai and Ko Phi Phi Lee. The dive spots in the Andaman Sea surrounding Ko Racha Yai are decorated with beautiful formations of the Staghorn corals and limestone rocks. Divers can usually spot abundant marine life from barracudas and squids to yellow snappers and turtles. At Ko Phi Phi Lee, the ocean offers similar abundance of marine life and amazing views of the corals.

Destination highlights

Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification in Phuket. | Learn the skills and techniques of scuba diving. | Explore the beautiful corals and marine life of the Andaman Sea. | Complete four open water dives, going as deep as 60 feet. | Go snorkelling in between the dives.

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PADI Open Water Diver OWD

Yes

English

4

40 to 45 mins

Yes

60 feet

No

Professional Association of Diving Instructors PADI

3 days

NA

100 kgs

6.7 feet

No pick-up for this PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

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Hotels in Chalong, Kata, Karon, Patong or Nai Harn by 14:30 hrs

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Phuket dive center

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08:00

16:30

Arrive at the dive center near Kata Beach in Phuket by 08:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin the training with a few modules of theory. These modules are designed to teach you the basic skills of underwater navigation and diving technique. The theory session ends with a short quiz. In the later half, you'll enter a swimming pool or the shallow waters of the beach to practice your skills. You'll work with the dive instructor to implement the skills learned during the theory session. The day's session ends by late afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

No accommodation is provided.

Report to the dive center in Phuket by 08:00 hrs. Transfer between your hotel and dive center is not included in the package. Today's meal package includes lunch served at the dive center by mid-afternoon. If you're travelling from outside Thailand, make sure to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover incidental expenses.

Food

Lunch

Veg | Non Veg

Day 1 Milestone

Phuket dive center

Phuket dive center

08:00 AM

If you're staying at a hotel in the Chalong, Kata, Karon, Patong or Nai Harn areas of Phuket, you'll be picked-up from your hotel by 07:30 hrs. In a shared taxi, you'll travel to the Chalong Pier, where you'll transfer into a boat. En route to the Ko Racha Yai island, you'll be served breakfast on the boat, after which your dive instructor will have a short briefing session. Over the course of the afternoon, you'll complete two scuba dives in the Andaman Sea. During the dives, you'll work with the dive instructor to practice and perfect various diving skills.

Between the two dives, you'll be served hot lunch on the boat, following which you can engage in some snorkelling and sunbathing. At the end of the day's session, the boat will travel back to the Chalong Pier, where a shared taxi will transfer you back to your hotel by 14:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

No accommodation is provided.

If you're staying at a hotel in a few designated areas of Phuket, the transfer service will pick you up by 07:30 hrs and drop you back by 14:30 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch served on the boat. Tropical fruits and soft drinks will also be available. Make sure to bring a few passport-sized photos that'll be used to complete the paperwork for your PADI certification card.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

Veg | Non Veg

Day 2 Milestone

Chalong pier

Chalong pier

07:30 AM

Once again, you'll be picked-up from your hotel by 07:30 hrs. In a shared taxi, you'll travel to the Chalong Pier, where you'll transfer into a boat. En route to the Ko Phi Phi Lee island, you'll be served breakfast on the boat. Over the course of the afternoon, you'll complete two more scuba dives in the Andaman Sea. During the dives, you'll work with the dive instructor to put the finishing touches on your dive technique.

Between the two dives, you'll be served hot lunch on the boat, following which you can engage in some snorkelling and sunbathing. At the end of the day's session, the boat will travel back to the Chalong Pier, where a shared taxi will transfer you back to your hotel by 14:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends by 14:30 hrs.

If you're staying at a hotel in a few designated areas of Phuket, the transfer service will pick you up by 07:30 hrs and drop you back by 14:30 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch served on the boat. Tropical fruits and soft drinks will also be available. At the dive center, you can also enquire about other water sports like stand-up paddling or surfing.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

Veg | Non Veg

Day 3 Milestone

Chalong pier

Chalong pier

07:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements between most hotels in Phuket-Chalong pier in a shared taxi on days 2 and 3
  • Boat transfers between Chalong pier-dive spots on days 2 and 3
  • Four open water dives
  • Confined/shallow water training session
  • Services of certified dive instructors and support crew
  • All equipment required for scuba diving
  • Meal package including lunch on day 1, breakfast and lunch on days 2 and 3
  • Dive insurance
  • PADI Open Water Diver course material
  • PADI Open Water certification (upon successful completion of the dives)
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel arrangements between home city and Phuket dive center
  • Travel arrangements between your hotel in Phuket-Chalong pier (if hotel is not in Chalong, Kata, Karon, Patong or Nai Harn areas)
  • 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
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Boat for transfers between Chalong Pier-dive spots
  • Taxi for transfers between hotels in Phuket-Chalong Pier
  • 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.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made before 15:00 hrs on the day prior to the start date of PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: 100% refund.

For cancellations made after 15:00 hrs on the day prior to the start date of PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket: no 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 Phuket.

Rules on trip

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

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.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Hotel pick-up and drop-off on days 2 and 3 is included in this package, only if your hotel is situated in the Chalong, Kata, Karon, Patong or Nai Harn areas of Phuket. Accordingly, please inform the tour operator regarding the address of your hotel a week prior to the start date of PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket.

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 Phuket.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Phuket 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.

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