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Open Water PADI Scuba Dive Course
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Length:
3 Day
Price from:
8,500 Baht
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Trip Highlights
FREE dorm bed on all Dive Courses!!!! Dive the amazing Sail Rock as part of your scuba dive experience! It's the leading dive site in the Gulf of Thailand with the most whale shark sightings in Asia!
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PADI Open water course 4 dives Sail Rock incl Free Dorm bed 11,800 THB
PADI Open water course 2 local 12m max dives & 2 Sail Rock 18m max dives incl Free Dorm bed 10,800 THB
PADI Open water course 4 local boat dives incl Free Dorm bed 9,800 THB
PADI Open water course 4 local beach dives incl Free Dorm bed 8,500 THB
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Customer Rating:
  4.9 Average from 40 Reviews
Children Friendly:
Yes, this trip is suitable for children
Trip Reviews
Kevin G., Canada
Solo Traveler
Awesome Instructors and great diving
"I just finished my Open Water Diver course and really enjoyed it. My instructor's name was Kari and she was very knowledgeable, very friendly, and she made us laugh all the time throughout the course..." [more]
Mel Crichton, United Kingdom
Solo Traveler
Great vibe !!
"I did my PADI diving course with Case and we had such a good time! We were lucky because the visibility and diving conditions were the best. Case had lots of jokes with lots of support in and out of ..." [more]
Gary T., USA
Group of Friends
Great fun dives
"My friends and l booked a couple of fun dives at Sail Rock with this great school, and it was overall a great experience. The pickup from our hotel resort was on time and the food on the boat was ver..." [more]
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Itinerary
  • Courses start every single day and certify the student to dive to a maximum 18 meters.
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  • Mosquito spray/solution
  • Swimming attire & towel
  • Sun Protection, Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera & Waterproof bag for camera
  • A small amount of Money
  • Copy of passport
  • Motion sickness pills (if required)
  • Dry Bags
 
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Here at Phangan International PADi Dive 5* School, we provide the highest standards expected and offer a fun, modern and professional dive school. You can even stay for FREE in one of our dorm rooms on our complex throughout your dive course experience or we can provide a free pickup service if you choose to stay somewhere else!

Our swimming pool on resort, private & spacious dive boat, air conditioned classrooms and guaranteed small sizes of 4 people per group make our school a 5 Star PADi operation. We have outstanding service provided by our PADi dive professionals which will ensure your diving experience is an unforgettable one

When it comes to diving, Koh Phangan is like a divers hidden secret - Sail Rock! Koh Phangan is known as 'the party island' when in fact we are located closest to Sail Rock which is a premier & world-renowned dive site. It is classed as #1 in the Gulf. of Thailand. Sail Rock is, by far, the most prestigious place you could want to dive and it is practically a second home to us at Phangan International Dive School as many of our diving take place here.

For those who don't know about Sail Rock… This 30 metre dive site has earned its reputation due to a number of elements. Firstly, this triangular shaped pinnacle contains a vertical swim through inside, also known as the “chimney”. An entry at 12 metres enables you to swim inside the rock itself, allowing you to witness all the marine life within it, a very intimate experience whilst diving. There is an exit at 18 metres too. In addition, the glorious amounts of colourful reef and coral that surrounds the entire rock make it the perfect place to live for hundreds of species of marine life. This means your dives at Sail Rock will be unique and unforgettable. Hence the nickname “fish soup.” Don’t forget that this dive sight has the highest number of Whale Sharks sightings in Thailand too, so if you want the opportunity to see one then this is the dive site for you!

If you are traveling on a budget then our Backpackers option of dive courses with local dives at dive sites such as Ko Ma and Mae Haad will save you thousands of Baht and we still throw in a free dorm bed if you want!

This is the perfect place to undertake your PADi Open Water course or extended courses. With the entertaining social life and the fantastic Sail Rock around the corner, you will not regret it!

The PADI Open Water Course is the most popular training course to help you obtain your diving certification for scuba diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

PADI Open Water courses on Koh Phangan can be taken in just 3 days as we start early in the morning.

Children over 10 years old can take the Junior Open Water Course.

If you are visiting the famous Full Moon Party, then consider doing your Open Water course on Koh Phangan a few days before the party starts

After the party you have many choices.

Either head over to our dive facility on Koh Tao to undertake your Advanced course so you get a full variation of dive sites in the Gulf.

Alternatively, journey over to our dive facilities on Phi Phi and Phuket to continue your courses at the dive sites in the Andaman Sea on the West coast of Thailand.
 
Important Notes
*We advise you to visit a dive certified doctor to get a doctors certificate allowing you to dive prior to starting your dive course if you have ever had any health conditions!
*It is not possible to dive with any asthma, respirority conditions, sinus issues, pregnancy or epilepsy.
*Please download the PADI Health form and check all the conditions to make sure you can dive prior to arrival in Thailand: https://www.padi.com/documents/padi-courses/2.1.5%20rstc%20medstate%20v201.pdf
*Schedule, dive sites & days may change due to weather conditions.
*Please make sure your travel insurance covers you for adventure and diving sports.
*Children starting ages: DSD & Junior Open Water age 10 to 14, Junior Advanced Course & Rescue Course 12 to 14 yrs.
 
Trip Includes
  • FREE Dorm bed or a free taxi pickup/drop off each day (excluding east coast) for all divers
  • All materials in your native language (if requested) for the course
  • ID card and PADI fees
  • Professional PADI Instructors
  • Loan of dive equipment
  • Liability insurance
  • Large dive boat
  • Swimming pool
  • Light breakfast, Lunch (meat & vegetarian options) & soft drinks when on the dive boat
This Trip Does Not Include
  • Food & Drinks during classroom days or during local dive days.
  • Pick up from Thong Nai Pan, Bottle Beach, Haad Yuan, Haad Tien - for customers staying in Thong Nai Pan or Bottle Beach a pick up can be arranged from the 7/11 in Ban Tai. For customers in Haad Yuan or Haad Tien pick up can be arranged from our office in Haad Rin.
Seasons
This activity is offered year-round.
Departure Schedule
This trip departs every day
Every month of the year
 
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Quantity Description Price Deposit
PADI Open water course 4 dives Sail Rock incl Free Dorm bed
PADI Open water course 2 local 12m max dives & 2 Sail Rock 18m max dives incl Free Dorm bed
PADI Open water course 4 local boat dives incl Free Dorm bed
PADI Open water course 4 local beach dives incl Free Dorm bed
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