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  • Trip introduction

    Sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most widely recognized scuba course in the world, and explore the exotic waters around Koh Samui. On this 3-day itinerary, you'll learn the theory and techniques behind scuba diving and engage in 5 open water dives up to a depth of 60 feet. You'll explore the colourful corals and fish species, some of which are unique to this island, and upon successful completion, you'll be awarded the PADI Open Water Diver certification.

    Destination

    Koh Samui is Thailand's second-largest island, located in the Gulf of Thailand. The island enjoys the fame of being one of the most popular diving destinations in the world. There are numerous dive sites around the island, including the famous Koh Tao located just a short boat ride away. The waters around the island boast of easy diving conditions with currents ranging from mild to moderate, and decent visibility of 30 meters. These conditions along with the rich marine life of the Gulf of Thailand make this a great destination for scuba divers of all skill levels.

    Destination highlights

    Become a PADI certified open water diver. | Explore the rich aquatic life under the surface. | Swim with colourful schools of fish and observe the vivid corals on the sea bed. | Experience the surreal beauty of the under-water world.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    4

    45 mins

    60 feet

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    3 days

    1:4

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Samui: Classroom Session

    Today, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Koh Samui and driven to the dive centre. At the dive centre, you'll engage in a classroom session where learn the basics and theory behind scuba diving. At the end of your session, you'll be dropped back to your hotel.

    No accommodation is provided.

    You'll be picked up from your hotel in Koh Samui at 07:00 hrs, and driven to the dive centre. Today's meal package includes only lunch which will be served at the dive centre itself. After your classroom session, you'll be dropped back to your hotel.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Samui: Pool Training and 1 Shore Dive
    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Samui: 3 Open Water Dives
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before 17:00 hrs on the day prior to the departure of PADI OWD course in Koh Samui: Full refund.

    For cancellations made after 17:00 hrs on the day prior to the departure of PADI OWD course in Koh Samui: Full refund minus a cancellation fee of INR 6100 per person.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 500. The cancellation fee is charged by Easy Divers and the transaction fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to pass a 650 feet swimming test and 10-min floating test before beginning this scuba diving course in Koh Samui.

    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.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes are strictly prohibited during the scuba diving course in Koh Samui.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please inform the tour operator regarding the exact address of your hotel or place of accommodation in Koh Samui to facilitate the pick-up and drop-off.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover any personal or incidental expenses.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this scuba diving course in Koh Samui due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    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.
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
    • PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Hotel transfers in Koh Samui

    • Boat transfers to the dive site and back
    • Classroom session and pool training session
    • 4 open water dive (1 shore dive and 2 boat dives)
    • Lunch from Day 1 to Day 3
    • PADI course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification
    • Services of an experienced dive instructor
    • All equipment required for sucba diving
    • Scuba diving insurance
    • International payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities, etc.

    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages, etc.
    • 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

    • Swim-wear
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for hotel transfers in Koh Samui
    • Boat for transfers to the dive site and back
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certificate

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim-wear
    • Underwater camera (optional)
    • Dry snacks (protein bars, biscuits etc.)
    • ID card
    • Sun-screen lotion
    • Day pack

    Medical Kit

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