PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Open Water Diver Course

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Get your PADI Open Water Certification!

Get your PADI scuba certification with Crystal Waves in Thailand. We offer the best PADI open water scuba diving course in Thailand. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous 71% of the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and recognized scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. You can now even do a large part of your scuba certification online with PADI elearning.

Diving Activity Dives Agency Price
Scuba Diver 3 PADI 10,500 THB
Open Water Diver 6 PADI 14,500 THB
Advanced Open Water Diver 6 PADI 13,500 THB

The PADI Open Water Diver course takes 4 days to complete. To start the PADI Open Water Diver course (Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

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What is the PADI Open Water Diver Course?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most recognized, most sort after, entry level diver certification in the world! Once you have completed the PADI Open Water Diving course, you are certified to dive with a buddy independently. Your PADI certification is excepted world wide!

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PADI Open Water Diver Video

Who is the PADI Open Water Diver Course for?

Everyone and anyone, that wants to experience the joys of the under water world. Those who want to explore new environments, observe marine life in their natural state, people that like an adventure! The list is endless, do not miss your opportunity to join the small percentage of the worlds population that now explore the 71% of earth, that land based humans will never see!

What will I learn during the course?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is in three parts. Firstly knowledge development, five chapters of the PADI Open Water Course manual. The knowledge development is supported by video to give you a good understanding of the information required for this level of certification. Knowledge development is usually conducted in two sessions, over two days!

Following a morning gaining knowledge, we will be off to conduct confined water training, in our onsite training pool. You will learn and have time to practice all the basic skills required for Open Water certification. Our Instructors are there for you, the training is based on your pace, not ours, if you need extra time to master some skills, we make extra time! We pride ourselves in thorough courses, therefore our maximum ratio is four students to one instructor! Usually the following day, we will head out to the dive sites and conduct two Open Water Dives.

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Female scuba diver underwater showing ok signal

During the dives your Instructor will ask you to repeat some of the skills, that you have already mastered in confined water, just so we know you can do them in the real dive environment. The next day we will head out again, make two more Open Water dives, with a few more skills thrown in “just checkin”, once the dives are complete, your Instructor can then certify you as a PADI Open Water Diver, which allows you to dive ANYWHERE in the world up to 18m in depth! Your Instructor will also discuss with you, what other PADI courses are available, so as you can extend you diving skills!

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Book a PADI Open Water Diver Course Today!

Become a qualified and certified scuba diver and gain the confidence to dive with your friends and family by becoming a PADI Open Water Diver today!

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