Get your PADI Open Water Phuket and learn to scuba dive !
The PADI Open Water Course is PADI’s entry level scuba diving certification. This is the PADI Course that teaches you how to safely scuba dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18m. So once you have completed this course you will be CERTIFIED PADI OPEN WATER DIVER. And be able to dive with a buddy all over the world!
The Course is broken down into three parts:
Open Water Course: Classroom
This is the first part of the course and starts with you completing your online portion of the course. This consists of the Open Water manual, DVD, and your quizzes and Final Exam.
If you are don’t like online learning that’s no problem we still have the paper Open Water manual and traditional DVD
There are Quick Quizzes which test you along the way. At the end of each Chapter there is a Knowledge Review which you need to complete before you can continue to the next.
And at the end of the 5 chapters there is your Final Exam. When you get to class on Day 1 of your Open Water Course, your Instructor will give you a Quick Quiz of 25 questions. And in addition, go over anything that you are not completely sure about.
As mentioned above, for your manual, you can choose from a Touch, Digital, eLearning or a paper manual. The nice thing about the PADI Touch or Digital Manuals is that they allow you to start your Open Water Course TODAY! Even though you are not on Phuket yet.
This usually takes around 6-8 to complete online. Once here your classroom should be around 1-2 hours depending on how prepared you are by the time you start. So if you are coming to Phuket on holiday, then we recommend starting your online study as soon as you can.
Whichever you choose, even if you prefer the traditional paper manual, it is included in your PADI Open Water Course Price !
PADI Open Water Course Phuket: Pool Dives and Skill Development
Now the fun really starts. Your pool dives take place in a purpose built scuba diving training pool. This is a specially designed pool built to provide the depths we need to teach you properly.
In this part of the course you will learn the basic skills needed to dive safely, along with various troubleshooting techniques. These are skills like Mask Clearing and Regulator Clearing.
You will also put into practice what you learnt about moving underwater and some we call “buoyancy”. This how you get “neutrally buoyant” so that you feel weightless and can glide through the water.
By learning the basics first in the pool allows you to comfortably progress in a nice and controlled environment with no outside distractions.
The pool dives take 4-6 hours depending on class size and how easily you take to scuba diving. We found it easy, but obviously everyone learns at a different pace. However, we have all the time in the world for this. As such, we take our time and go at whatever speed you find the most comfortable.
PADI Open Water Course in Phuket: Open Water Dives
The last 2 days of the Open Water Diver Course are spent out on the boat diving some of our favorite local Phuket dive sites! The dive sites we choose are the best dive sites for entry level divers. As a result you will be going to several of over 15 different dives sites in and round the Racha Yai and Racha Noi islands.
The Open Water Course has a minimum of 4 dives over 2 days. This is where you will experience the fun of being out for the day on a dive boat and diving the beautiful tropical waters surrounding Phuket.
While you are diving you will repeat some of the skills which you did in the swimming pool and adapting them to real life diving. So you will be doing what you came here to do dive! And exploring the reefs with your Instructor who will show you all kinds of marine life.
Upon completion of this course you will have earned The PADI Open Water Diver Phuket Certification.
And as such, be qualified to rent equipment and dive independently of a PADI Dive Professional up to a maximum depth of 18m.