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PADI Open Water Diving course

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course

Learning to dive on a Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving course which is a great way for beginners around the world to get certified as divers.

On completion of the course you will be able to plan and make dives with another certified diver, independent of any dive professionals, up to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet.

Pattaya PADI Open water scuba diving course take up to 4 to 5 days to complete and the reason for this is the dive knowledge/self study and classroom plus long boat trips to and fro from the islands.

Here at Diving Thailand we can offer you a schedule that looks like this;

  • DAY 1. Pool      10am – 2.30pm. learning the essential skills of how to be a diver.
  • DAY 2. Ocean  10am – 3pm. 2 open water dives
  • DAY 3. Ocean  10am – 3pm. 2 open water dives

To book email  pattayadivingthailand@gmail.com

We can offer this schedule because we offer PADI elearning, where you can do all the open water course knowledge on-line in your own time and pace, meaning no classroom and exams just pool and ocean dive training when you get here.

We also have an 12 metre twin engine speedboat that gets us to Pattaya’s coral islands and back quicker than the large Pattaya boats. On the large boats the trips start at 8am at the dive center and you’re back about 5pm-ish, with us we start the day at 10am and are back by 3pm which gives you longer time to enjoy your holidays and isn’t so tiring.

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The course consists of three stages: 

Knowledge Development; with either PADI e-learning  or independent study of the manual and classroom;

Confined water training; where you will practice the basic scuba diving skills you need to become a diver in the swimming pool;

Open Water dives; where you get to complete 4 ocean reef dives at the Pattaya coral islands.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is also a pre-requisite certification allowing you to enroll on more advanced PADI diving courses such as the PADI Advanced open water course.

Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving course

-Knowledge Development

Diving Thailand has a special offer, we are offering to take the price of PADI e-learning off our Open water course price when you come to complete your pool and ocean training with us.

The benefits of completing the PADI Open water course knowledge with PADI e-Learning is you get to study on-line in your own time and at your own pace and also take the quizzes and exams so that when you’re ready to do the pool and ocean training with us, it’s all diving.  The course will then take two and a half days to complete instead of 4 maybe 5 days like the traditional method of learning the knowledge with classrooms – manuals, Dvd’s, quizzes, exams then the pool and ocean training.

PADI e-Learning will save you more free time on your holidays to have fun instead of being in the books and dvd’s studying dive knowledge, which takes a bit of time.

The Traditional way of  learning the knowledge if you haven’t done PADI e-Learning is the classroom. The first thing that you should do to prepare for the course is read the 5 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver training manual. Diving Thailand’s course price does include a personal manual and dive tables for each student that you will need to complete the Open water knowledge.

There are five modules and each concludes with a multiple-choice answer knowledge review. This allows the instructor to go over any points the student has missed out on, thus not wasting time re-teaching parts you have already learned correctly.

We will also show you a DVD video of each module as some students learn better from visual training. The last thing to do is pass a final exam, although after running through the knowledge in the book, watching the DVD and talking with your instructor this should be just a formality.

Pool Training

 Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving courseThe confined water sessions in the pool teach you the skills you will need for scuba diving such as breathing, finning action, ascents and descents, buoyancy skills, mask, regulator skills and out of air drills.

Learning the skills for scuba diving is fun, your PADI instructor will first demonstrate the skill and then get you to practice the skill until you’ve mastered it.

Some of these skills you will use on every dive and others like the out of air drills which we hope you will never need and shouldn’t as we will teach you to look  Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving courseat your air gauge.

The PADI open water course has 2 swims tests; on the first swim test you have an option of a 200 metre freestyle swim or a 300 metre swim using the mask, snorkel and fins. The second test is a 10 minute float/tread water.

When you have become proficient and mastered all skills you are now ready for the ocean.

Ocean Diving

photo-4Now it is time to do what you came here to do, Dive in the ocean on a coral reef.

The following day is a fun day out on the dive boat at the Pattaya coral islands. Now you get to use the knowledge and skills you have already learned in the classroom and swimming pool and use them on the dives you will be planning.

The course has a total of four dives, two dives per sea day. Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving course

The first dive of the day is a fun dive, no real skills just diving this allows you to relax and try your buoyancy and finning as we interact with the marine life seeing what we can find and what diving is all about. On the second dive of the day we will plan the dive together then on the dive you will rehearse some of the skills you learnt in the pool as we cruise along the coral reef, with most dives lasting about one hour.

 Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving courseThe next day is great, you get to do this all again on open water dives three and four.

We have never seen anyone disappointed with the PADI open water course and most people just say, “I wished I’d done it earlier because it was fun, interesting and quite simple to do.”

 

 Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving course

Traditional PADI Open Water Diver Course (including Manual, tables & Certification)- 16,500 Baht
PADI Open Water Diver Course with PADI eLearning: PADI elearning about 5,500 Baht –  Balance 11,000 Baht = 16,500 Baht (includes e-manual, tables & certification).

PADI Open Water Referral Course- price will vary. E-mail for price.

TO BOOK A COURSE EMAIL; pattayadivingthailand@gmail.com

Included in the PADI Open water Course Price with e-learning:

  • PADI Open Water e-manual, Certification Card
  • Pool Dive
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • Diver’s Logbook
  • Diving Equipment rental
  • Lunch and soft drinks on the boat
  • Hotel Pickup and return.

Schedule: with PADI elearning

  • DAY 1. Pool    10am – 2.30pm. learning the essential skills of how to be a diver.
  • DAY 2. Ocean 10am – 3pm speedboat  2 open water dives
  • DAY 3. Ocean 10am -3pm speedboat .2 open water dives
  • Note no self study

 

Included in the PADI Open water Course price without e-learning:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual, Certification Card
  • Pool Dive
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • Diver’s Logbook
  • Diving Equipment rental
  • Lunch and soft drinks on the boat
  • Hotel Pickup and return.

Schedule without PADI elearning (traditional way)

  • DAY 1. Class     10am – 3pm. knowledge development plus self study
  • DAY 2. Pool      10am – 2.30pm. learning the essential skills of how to be a diver plus self study.
  • DAY 3. Ocean  10am – 3pm speedboat – 2 open water dives
  • DAY 4. Ocean  10am – 3pm.- 2 open water dives
  • Note there will be self study on days 1,2 and 3

TO BOOK YOUR OPEN WATER COURSE: E-MAIL pattayadivingthailand@gmail.com

Quick Facts

Duration- 4 Days.  With e-learning minimum 2 days
Prerequisites
Minimum Age- 10 years old
PADI e-Learning Available
Next Diver Level- PADI Advanced open water course.

 

 Pattaya PADI Open Water scuba diving course

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