Open Water Course

฿2,000

Open Water Course | 3 Days | 2000 THB deposit

Koh Tao is a very popular tropical island for diving courses. Its most popular diving certification is the beginner-level Open Water Course. The course is divided into 2 academic sessions plus an exam, 1 shallow water training session where we practice the skills required for scuba diving, and 4 open water dives in the ocean.

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Open Water Course

Koh Tao is a very popular tropical island for diving courses. Its most popular diving certification is the beginner-level Open Water Course. The course is divided into 2 academic sessions plus an exam, 1 shallow water training session (normally in a pool) where we practice the skills required for diving, and 4 open water dives in the ocean. Once you have successfully completed everything, you will have a diving certification of 18m to use anywhere in the world! You don’t need any experience as we teach you everything but you do need to be able to swim. Scroll down for a brief schedule.

What Does The Course Include

Our cost includes all equipment rental, a digital certification sent straight to your phone, water, tea, and coffee on the boat. You also get 3 nights dorm accommodation by the beach, the rooms have 3 single beds, AC and bathroom in each. A digital manual accessible from your phone, and free diving insurance from Dive Assure during your training. Plus a free app for recording your training and logging your dives. For this year the cost is 9,500b per person but if you book 3 or more 1 week in advance the price is reduced to 9,000b. Do you need accommodation as well? We can arrange 2 person, private rooms with AC from 600b per night per room, please ask for details.

How Does The Course Work

After downloading the MySSI app from your Play Store and signing up in the shop you get access to the reading material on your phone and you have to read the first 3 chapters before you start the course the following morning. What better way to read the open water diver manual than while enjoying a cocktail at one of Koh Tao’s beach bars? Or you can download it before arriving in Koh Tao and read it as you travel here.

A Brief Course Schedule

  • Day 1
    Course orientation and classroom sessions from 9 am. In the afternoon you learn the skills in shallow water
  • Day 2
    Classroom session from 9 am and in the afternoon the 2 dives to a max of 12m
  • Day 3
    A morning start and 2 open water dives to a max of 18, finishing by 1 pm. Log your dives and complete the paperwork for the course. Scroll down for a full schedule.

If you don’t have 3 days to learn to dive then the 1 day Try Scuba Diving could be for you.

Do you want to know more about other Koh Tao diving courses? Or do you want to read more about us as a Koh Tao diving school? Feel free to contact us or you might find your answer below.
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The Full Course Schedule

The following morning you are ready to start your diving course on Koh Tao. We start at 9 am with academic sessions, reinforcing what you have read in the manual. In the afternoon you learn the required skills for the course in shallow water. Either in a pool or from one of Koh Tao’s shallow beaches.

The next day starts in the morning with more theory and in the afternoon the first 2 open water dives at one of our dive sites are to a maximum depth of 12m. But to begin with, we are normally shallow than this. Once you feel comfortable underwater we can go a little bit deeper and start to explore Koh Tao’s underwater world.

The following morning dives 3 and 4 to a maximum depth of 18m and we dive deeper and further than the day before, you will be amazed. At all times your instructor will be with you to keep you safe, and you practice some of the skills you did earlier in the shallow water training and find all the cool stuff under the sea. Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones and see a whale shark, not everyone does. When you come back from diving we finish the course paperwork and it’s time to celebrate.

Want to learn more about scuba diving and go deeper than 18m? The next popular scuba diving course on Koh Tao is the advanced open water. You can start this course the day after you finish your open water.

A word on payment …

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You can book in advance by paying a deposit you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours from our staff. Where we will ask you to confirm your arrival time and date and the ferry company name. Do not worry if you have not booked a ferry yet.

Booking Terms and Conditions

By sending this request and payment you are submitting a reservation for your diving courses. Ensure that you have read and understood our terms and conditions.

Please ensure that you read the medical form and if you have to answer yes to any questions you will require a sign-off by a diving doctor. While this is available on Koh Tao some pre-existing conditions may require sign-off by your doctor or specialist, if in doubt please ensure the medical questionnaire is completed before leaving your home country. Some medical conditions are not suitable for diving and may preclude you from diving.

Want To Know More About Koh Tao Diving?

What to do next after your open water course? There is the Advanced Course as we mentioned or Fun Dives, or Specialties such as Wreck, Deep or Nitrox.
Find out more about the SSI diver training agency here: Dive SSI

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