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  • Trip introduction

    Become a PADI-certified scuba diver and swim alongside the corals of Koh Chang with this PADI Open Water Diver course in Thailand. Over the course of 3 days and 4 open water dives, you'll learn the skills and techniques of scuba diving, from hand signals to underwater navigation. You'll begin with a day of theory and swimming pool training with a certified dive instructor. Later, you'll travel to the dive spots around Koh Chang for the open water dives, diving as deep as 60 feet into 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

    Koh Chang, home to the Koh Rang Marine Park, attracts recreational and professional scuba divers from all over the continent. The waters around the island are gifted with incredible coral reefs, diverse marine population and a sandy seafloor. To add, the ambient and tropical water temperature, coupled with relatively clear visibility, has turned Koh Chang into a hotspot for scuba diving. The rocks, canyons and corals of Koh Chang are home to turtles, snappers, moray eels, barracudas and many other species of reef fishes. Koh Chang is also peppered with white, sandy beaches, perfect spots to relax in a hammock after a day spent underwater.

    Destination highlights

    Learn the adventure sport of scuba diving in Koh Chang. | Explore gorgeous underwater scenes in the Gulf of Thailand. | Spot different species of colourful, tiny fishes swimming in the corals. | Complete four open water dives, going as deep as 60 feet.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver (OWD)

    Yes

    English

    4

    40-45 minutes

    60 feet (18 metres)

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    3 days

    1:4

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

    If you're staying at a hotel on the western coast of Koh Chang, you can avail a pick-up service from your hotel to the Klong Prao dive center. Today, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin learning the theory of scuba diving. You can speed up this portion of the course by going through the e-learning material, sent to you before you begin the course. Alongside the theory of dive techniques and principles, you'll also get into the swimming pool to practice what you've learned and get a hang of the scuba equipment. Lunch will be served by mid-afternoon. The day's session ends by late afternoon, when you'll be dropped back to your hotel on the west coast of Koh Chang. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation is provided.

    If you're staying at a hotel that is located anywhere on the west coast of Koh Chang, you can avail the pick-up and drop-off service offered by the tour operator. A buffet lunch is served by mid-afternoon. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruits will also be available. No accommodation is provided throughout the trip.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Klong Prao dive center

    Klong Prao dive center

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch

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

    For any cancellations made to the Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver course: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of cancellation. Accordingly, refunds may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver course.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All travellers are required to pass a 600 feet swimming test and 10 minute floating test before beginning the course.

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included in this package, only if your hotel is situated along the west coast of Koh Chang. Accordingly, please inform the tour operator regarding the address of your hotel a day prior to the start date of your scuba diving course.

    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 while scuba diving in Koh Chang.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this scuba diving trip 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.
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Koh Chang PADI Open Water Diver Thailand Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between hotels on Koh Chang west coast-dive center

    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spot
    • Four open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of experienced dive instructors and support crew
    • Theory and pool training sessions
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion)
    • Buffet lunch and coffee/tea/soft drinks on all days
    • All applicable taxes
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Koh Chang hotel

    • Travel arrangements between Koh Chang hotel-dive center (if hotel is not on the west coast)
    • Koh Rang Marine Park entry fee (400 baht per person, payable on the spot)
    • 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
    • Light tee and beach-wear
    • 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

    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Boat for transfers between dive center-dive spots
    • Private vehicle for transfers between Koh Chang hotel-dive center
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material

    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.