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  • Trip introduction

    Learn the basic skills and techniques required for scuba diving and earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification on this 3-day scuba diving course in Koh Samui. You'll be completing four open water dives in the tropical dive sites around Koh Tao, a diving island near Koh Samui. During these dives, you'll swim down as deep as 60 feet in the Gulf of Thailand and explore beautiful corals and fishes. But before you take the plunge, you'll learn the theory of diving and practice your skills in a swimming pool. A certified dive instructor will guide and train you through every step of the course.

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

    Destination

    The dive sites of Koh Tao, characterized by rocky surfaces and pinnacles and sandy seafloors, are home to species of fishes like groupers, stingrays, eels, barracudas, sea turtles and more. Soft corals, peppered with colourful sea anemones, make the dive experience even more pleasant. On the last day of your course, you may even go diving at Sail Rock, a famous dive site known for its granite pinnacle and a vertical swim-through chimney formation. Apart from mackerels, tuna and fusileers, Sail Rock has also reported rare sightings of a whale shark.

    Destination highlights

    Learn the adventure sport of scuba diving on a 3-day scuba diving course in Koh Samui. | Explore fascinating dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. | Spot several different species of fishes swimming around at the dive sites. | Complete four open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. | Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification in Koh Samui.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    4

    40-45 mins

    60 feet (18 meters)

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    3 days

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Samui: Theory + pool training

    If you're staying at a hotel in north or east Koh Samui, you'll be picked up from your hotel by 9:00 hrs. At the dive center, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin training for the PADI Open Water Diver course. The first half of the day will involve studying theory modules designed to teach you the basic skills and protocols of scuba diving. Each modules is associated with a practical session in the swimming pool.

    In the second half of the day, you'll engage in exercises in the swimming pool to practice and prepare for your open water dives tomorrow. During these sessions, the goal is to ensure that you're entirely comfortable under the water and that you can handle any situation that might arise. The day's session ends by late afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation is provided.

    Pick-up time is approximately 09:00 hrs, depending on the location of your hotel. Today, you'll complete the theory and pool training section of your course. No meals are included in today's package. Please note that pick-up and drop-off services are included only if your hotel is located in the north or east of Koh Samui island.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui

    09:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are included today

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Samui: 2 open water dives!
    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Samui: 2 open water dives!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more prior to the start time of your scheduled scuba diving course in Koh Samui: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 24 hrs prior to the start time of your scheduled scuba diving course in Koh Samui: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    For any cancellations made after theory e-learning codes are issued, refunds will be processed after deducting INR 13,500.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these fees will be for this scuba diving course in Koh Samui.

    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

    Pick-up and drop-off is included in the package only if your hotel or place of accommodation is located in the north or east of Koh Samui island. An additional charge of 400 baht per person is levied if your hotel is located in the south or west of Koh Samui island.

    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.
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Koh Samui Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in north or east Koh Samui-the pier in an AC minibus

    • Transfers between the pier-dive sites in a boat
    • Four open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of certified dive instructors and support crew
    • Light breakfast and lunch on days 2, 3
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion of the course)
    • All government permits and charges
    • International payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city-your hotel in Koh Samui

    • Pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in south or west Koh Samui-the pier (arranged at 400 baht per person, one-way)
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Scuba diving insurance
    • 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 jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • AC minibus or similar vehicle for pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in Koh Samui-the pier
    • Boat for transfers between the pier-dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving

    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.