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open water

diver course

The Open Water Course is our most popular way to learn to dive and is the world’s most popular scuba course. As a certified Open Water Diver, you have the freedom to dive with another certified scuba diver to a maximum depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world. If you have a child between 10 and 14, we offer a Junior Open Water Diver course.

The Open Water Course covers all the essential skills needed to learn to dive, including scuba diving equipment, buddy diving system, communication with others underwater and scuba dive planning. Additionally, it covers boat diving procedures, health in diving, breathing air at depth, primary compass navigation and practical application skills in open water training dives. It sounds a lot, but when set over three days, there is more than enough time.

Three Day


On the first day, we come and collect you from your hotel lobby. Your scuba diving instructor will start the day off by doing some theory lessons in the classroom, followed by practical lessons in the scuba swimming pool. By the end of the day, you will have a basic understanding of the diving equipment and feel comfortable underwater in the swimming pool.

On the second day, we will collect you from your hotel lobby and transfer you to Koh Racha Islands for your first scuba diving experience on a tropical coral reef – you are going to be amazed at what lies under the surface.
The Koh Racha islands are the perfect location for your first three dives, as shallow coral reefs surround the islands.

On the third and final day, we will take you to the breathtaking Phi Phi Islands for your final three open water dives. The boat transfer is around an hour longer than the Koh Racha Islands, but when you get to Phi Phi Islands, you will be taken back firstly by the beautiful tropical green covered limestone cliffs cascading into the turquoise blue waters. Once you get underwater, you will experience one of the top scuba diving locations in the world.

6 dives

3 islands

During the second and third day, you will undertake six scuba dives. On day two, your dives will be to a maximum of 12 meters and on the final day, 18 meters. The dives generally last for around 45 minutes. When you visit Koh Racha and Phi Phi Islands, there will be a freshly cooked breakfast plus lunch served on board. Since Phuket is close to the equator, the average water temperature is around 28 degrees °C – so it feels like diving in a warm bath, when you learn to dive in Phuket.

You do not have to be super-fit to learn to dive in Phuket; virtually anyone who is in good health and reasonably comfortable in the water can earn a Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the course, we will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 metres/yards without swim aids or 300 metres/yards with mask, fins and snorkel and tread water for about 10 minutes, but that is about it as far as watermanship goes to learn to dive in Phuket.

three day


Day One

08:00 – Hotel pick up
 – Scuba diving theory lessons
 – Practical scuba pool sessions
17:00 – Return back to your hotel

Day Two

07:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Koh Racha Islands day trip
 – Three coral reef training dives
17:00 – Return back to your hotel

Day Three

07:30 – Hotel pick up
 – Phi Phi Islands day trip
 – Three coral reef training dives
18:00 – Return back to your hotel

฿ 14,900


  • Six Amazing Coral Reef Dives
  • No Experience Needed
  • Minimum Age Ten Years
  • Full Three Day Course
  • Breakfast & Lunch Onboard – Days Two and Three
  • Return Hotel Transfers
  • Max Group Size – Four Students
  • Private Courses Available
  • Fully Inclusive
  • Approximately (US$440 / £330 / €380 / AUD600)

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When you learn to dive in Phuket this will be the start of a lifetime of exploring the underwater world. The next step after you learn to dive in Phuket is the Advanced open water certification – this expands on past subjects that you would have already learnt. The best part of completing your Advanced open water course is that this extends your depth range to 30 meters and opens more dive sites, like our local wreck dive – King Cruiser wreck.

The Open water diver licence is a worldwide diving licence and is valid for life. There are no yearly membership fees and you can scuba dive in any country in the world.

Our group sizes are a maximum of 4 students to one scuba diving instructor, if you would prefer to have a private instructor then we can organise this for you.

extra info
  • For a detailed weather forecast click the link below.
  • If you have any health concerns with diving click the medical questionnaire link below.
  • Return transfers are free from Patong, Karon, Kata Beach areas – click below for additional charges for other areas.
  • Other scuba diving day trips: Similan Islands | King Cruiser Wreck | Koh Racha Noi Island | Phi Phi Islands.
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