Would you like to learn to dive in Thailand? Then join this PADI Open Water Course in Phuket to become a qualified scuba diver.
Want to learn to dive in Thailand? The PADI Open Water Course in Phuket, usually takes three full days for the course, with each day starting at around 07:00 and finishing up around 18:00. The first day will be at our Chalong training center doing theory and pool practical, the second and third days will be from a boat doing the ocean dives.
The second day of the course will be to Racha Yai and Racha Noi and if you choose the 5 or 6 dive package then the third day can be to the stunning Phi Phi Islands and Shark Point. With the 5- dive and 6-dive packages, the second days diving will head out to Phi Phi for a couple of dives and a final dive most likely at Shark Point.
These dives are a little more challenging which is why we do them on the second day, however, the coral and marine life is much better than the previous day. As a bonus, you get to see the stunning Phi Phi islands between dives. (4-dive packages will be to Racha Yai only)
The PADI Open Water Course in Phuket consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development which can be done online, at home or in a classroom. This will give you an understanding of basic principles and safety aspects of scuba diving
You will learn to dive in Thailand first by picking up 24 new skills in Confined Water, usually in a swimming pool that will assist you before you enter the open water.
With a minimum of 4 Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the wonderful undersea world!
If you have previously tried scuba diving with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification. Ask us about this.
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and at least four (possible six) dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. Dive sites visited will be the popular training grounds of Racha Yai and Racha Noi followed by Phi Phi and Shark Point.
In the PADI Open Water Course in Phuket, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer and standard accessories. Phuket’s warm climate and waters make it a perfect training environment, no need for thick and cumbersome wetsuits. Mostly we use 3mm short wetsuits however some wear not wetsuits at all opting for shorts and a rash guard.
Top quality rental equipment will be supplied free of charge while you learn to dive in Thailand. We mostly use Scubapro which is recognised as one of the leading brands of scuba diving equipment in the world. If you wish to purchase your own equipment contact Aussie Divers Phuket for all your equipment needs.