Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (online, independent study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving. Can be completed before arrival.
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (1/2 day)
- 4 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore (2 days, 2 dives per day)
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
How can you start learning now?
Enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app). You can enroll directly with PADI on their website, and align with Dive Point Samui store s-6395, or we can enrol you. Then fill in your personal details and study at your leisure. The course contains lessons, videos and knowledge reviews.
What scuba gear will you use?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. ALso how to understand weights and buoyancy while diving.
Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.