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LogoThe PADI Open Water Diver Course

This course is the most popular entry- level course in the world of diving. We at Asian adventures will take you from your first breaths underwater right through to planning dives for yourself and future dive buddies from all over the world.

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, a dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the course, your PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 metres/yards without swim aids or 300 metres/yards with mask, fins and snorkel and complete a bit of paperwork, to get you on your way. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

Cost : US$ 285 

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

Open Water courses start every day at 9 am with you being picked up at your hotel by your Instructor. The course will last 3-4 days depending on your time schedule and personal choice, before taking your first breaths of air in the ocean you will have completed both classroom and pool training developing the skills that you require for the exciting world of Scuba Diving.

DAY 1
09:00 Hotel pick-up by your Instructor
09:15 Arrive at our classroom where we fit you with either Mares or Scuba Pro equipment
09:30 Tea or Coffee
09:40 Begin first classroom session
10:40 Tea / Coffee break
10:50 Resume classroom session
12:30 Break for lunch
13:30 Depart for our private swimming pool where the pool sessions will take place
16:30 Transport to your hotel

DAY 2
09:00 – 16:30 As per day 1, finishing modules of classroom and pool exercises

DAY 3
09:00 Hotel pick-up by your Instructor
09:15 Revision session and Open Water training dive briefings
10:15 Transportation to dive site 10:30 Equipment checks and buddy checks prior to entering the water for Open Water training dive #1
11:30 Exit water and relax at lunch
12:30 Open Water training dive #2 briefing 13:00 Buddy checks prior to training dive #2
14:00 Exit water for post dive briefing, filling in of dive logs and equipment wash down
15:30 Transportation to you hotel

DAY 4
07:30 Hotel pick-up by your Instructor and dive boat Divemaster
08:15 Arrive At Chalong pier and board a long-tail boat to transit to our dive boat
08:30 Depart Chalong having had a boat briefing and breakfast
10:00 Arrive at the first dive site to carry out Open water training dive # 3
11:30 Exit water for post dive briefing and relax over a Thai lunch
13:00 Training dive # 4 briefing prior to saying SPLASH for the last training dive
14:00 Exit water for CONGRATULATIONS and return to Phuket
16:00 Transportation to your hotel as a PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

 

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