The PADI Open Water Course is by far the most popular way to learn to dive, it is recognised internationally and more people learn to dive with PADI than all other organisations combined.
To complete the course whilst on holiday in Phuket takes just 3 short days, the first day consists of theory – learning the scuba terms and the reason for the rules of diving, followed by an afternoon in local swimming pool learning and practicing all the skills needed for diving. There a few changes for the course since 2014, designed to bring it up to date.
This is followed by 2 fun-filled half-days on the boat completing the 4 Open Water dives and re-demonstrating the skills learnt in the pool and exploring the marine life in the ocean of the west coast of Phuket. This is followed by a little more theory.
The final part is just the paperwork and then you are certified as a PADI Open Water Diver for life.
Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!