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  • Trip introduction

    Complete the most popular scuba diving course in the world, the PADI Open Water Diver, and dive in the enchanting waters of Pattaya. The course begins with two days of classroom training and practice sessions in the swimming pool. You'll learn the basic skills and methods of scuba diving, such as underwater navigation and breathing. When you're ready, you'll take two days to complete four open water dives in some of Thailand’s best dive sites. Alongside a certified dive instructor, each of these dives will take you as deep as 60 feet in the Gulf of Thailand.

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

    Destination

    The vast, cobalt blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand hide beneath them an undiscovered world of corals, shipwrecks and fishes. On this scuba diving course in Pattaya, you'll learn scuba diving while exploring the beauty of this undiscovered world. After your theory sessions at the dive center, you'll complete four open water dives at four of the twenty dive sites located around the far islands. These dive sites, featuring a comparatively low diving traffic and good underwater visibility, are home to barracudas, tunas, eels and even stingrays or pufferfishes. Apart from sprawling hard and soft, natural corals, some of the dive sites like Koh Phi or Samae San even feature artificial corals formed over shipwrecks of scuttled boats.

    Destination highlights

    Learn basic scuba diving skills on a PADI Open Water Diver course in Pattaya. | Explore newer and deeper dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. | Catch a glimpse of the rich marine life that swims the Thai oceans. | Complete four open water dives in the Gulf of Thailand. | Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification in Thailand.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    4

    40-45 mins

    NA

    60 feet or 18 meters

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors or PADI

    4 days

    NA

    NA

    NA

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

    You'll be picked up from your hotel by 8:00 hrs. An AC mini-bus will take you to the dive center in Pattaya, where you'll begin training for your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course begins with a study of different theory modules of scuba diving, followed by some practical training in the dive center's swimming pool. The day's knowledge development section will teach you different dive and navigation techniques, proper methods of handling the scuba diving equipment and ways of communicating while diving. The day's session ends by 17:00 hrs. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation is provided.

    Pick-up time is approximately 08:00 hrs, depending on the location of your hotel. No meals are included in today's meal package. Drop-off time is approximately 17:00 hrs, depending on the location of your hotel.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pattaya

    Pattaya

    08:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Pattaya: Theory + pool training
    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Pattaya: 2 open water dives!
    Day 4 of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Pattaya: 2 open water dives!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made on or more than 3 days before the start date of your scuba diving course in Pattaya: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before the start date of your scuba diving course in Pattaya: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    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 Pattaya.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers will be required to pass a 650-feet swimming test and a 10-min floating test before beginning the course.

    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 Pattaya.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A vegetarian lunch on days 3, 4 can be made available, only with prior notice.

    Please inform the tour operator regarding the exact address of your hotel or place of accommodation in Pattaya 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 Pattaya 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 Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Diver Pattaya Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Pick-up and drop-off between your hotel in Pattaya-the pier in an AC minibus

    • Transfers between the pier-dive sites in a boat
    • Theory and confined water training sessions
    • Four open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of certified dive instructors and support crew
    • Veg/non-veg lunch and tea/coffee on days 3, 4
    • 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 Pattaya

    • 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 Pattaya-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.