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  • Trip introduction

    The PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao is one of the most popular dive courses for those who are looking to pave their way into the diving world, whilst wanting to explore newer dive sites and gorgeous marine biodiversity of Thailand. Conducted over 4 days, this course entails 2 days of learning theory about the different types of dive sites and techniques and embarking on pool training sessions in confined waters. Once you’re ready, on the remaining days you’ll embark on 4 highly invigorating dives.

    You'll get to dive as deep as 60 feet at some of the most gorgeous diving sites. And at the end of the course, you'll be rewarded with a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

    IMPORTANT: For this course participants will be required to complete a 10-minute float or a 10-minute swim of any stroke.

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

    Destination

    Koh Tao is a popular destination amongst divers worldwide, and is less developed than its neighbour Koh Samui. It is renowned for its rich vegetation and forest covers, and the diverse variety of marine life below the surface of the water. The waters around the island house over 130 species of hard corals, 223 species of reef fish, and a high population of the native green turtle. And if you're lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or a whale shark.

    Destination highlights

    Master the art of diving through this PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao. | Explore the rich marine biodiversity of Thailand and spot a whole bunch of beautiful and vibrant fish. | Build your confidence as a diver with the help of a high experienced trainer. | Embark on 4 invigorating dives.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    4

    45 mins

    60 feet

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    4 days

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: Theory and Pool Sessions

    Be ready at your hotel lobby in Koh Samui by 07:00 hrs, from where you'll be picked up and taken to the dive centre. You'll start your PADI Open Water Diver course a theory session where you'll learn about the basics of scuba diving. The second part of this day will consist of pool sessions where you'll put to practical use everything you learnt in theory. By 17:00 hrs, you'll be dropped back to your hotel.

    No accommodation is provided.

    Today, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Koh Samui by 07:00 hrs. After completing theory sessions, you'll enjoy a lunch break in the afternoon where you'll be offered a traditonal Thai meal. Besides lunch you'll also be offered fresh fruits, soft drinks and water. Today's course ends by 17:00 hrs, where in you'll be dropped back to your hotel. For this trip please do carry adequate money in the local currency for tips or additional expenses.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: Revision and Practise
    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: 2 Open Water Dives
    Day 4 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao: 2 Open Water Dives
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made on Day 1 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made before 17:00 hrs on Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao: 20% refund.

    For cancellations made after 17:00 hrs on Day 2: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    If the operator cancels the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao due to any reason: 100% refund minus bank transfer charges.

    All refunds for PADI courses are provided minus the PADI materials provided to the customers.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and the The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Rules on trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao.

    Please use the equipment with care during the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao the pick-up time is 07:00 hrs and the drop-off time is 17:00 hrs.

    The minimum age for the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao is 10 years.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the PADI Open Water Divier course in Koh Tao.

    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 Tao. 

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Tao 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.
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
    • PADI Open Water Diver Course Koh Tao Thailand Bangkok Scuba Diving Water Sports Adventure Travel
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Koh Samui

    • Speedboats to the dive site
    • PADI Open Water Diver equipment
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certificate
    • PADI Open Water Diver manual
    • Life jackets
    • Services of an experienced European PADI professional instructors
    • 4 Open Water Dives
    • Lunch
    • Fruit, soft drinks and water
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Personal expenses like tips, extra meals, etc.

    • Additional activities
    • Any kind of 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/dive suit
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry 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

    • Life jackets
    • Speedboat for transfers to the dive sites
    • Private vehicle for hotel pick-ups and drop-offs
    • PADI Open Water Diving equipment
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver manual
    • PADI Open Water Diver certificate

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera
    • Dry snacks
    • ID card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light weight back pack
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, snacks etc
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles
    • Medical questionaire completed and signed
    • Doctor's certificate (if required)

    Medical Kit

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