PADI Open Water Diver courses on Koh Samui in Chaweng Beach.

You want to do your PADI Open Water Diver course in Koh Samui? We offer it to you in the most pleasant way. So you learn the theory with PADI e-learning with us. Since that is simple and modern, so it makes more fun. Above all, the training dives take place from our catamaran.

Open Water Student discover a scorpion-fish at the training dive

International Diving license to 18 meters: The PADI Open Water Diver is the classic diving license. When going for this course you will learn how to dive in a safe and responsible manner to a depth of 18 meters. Then you’ll be allowed to dive most of the world’s dive sites and cover the most interesting part of a reef. A wide range of important diving skills and theoretical knowledge will be part of this course.

Learning On The Pool

Catamaran Mintra

Training Dives

The course

The course can be done in three days. On the first day you will be practising with your instructor in the pool and go through the dive theory with him. Following, on the second and on the third day we will take you on one of our diving trips. You will do the required dives in open water.

Prior to the actual course you will prepare yourself for finishing the diving theory. Therefore, we have the PADI Open Water Manual in different versions. As a book, as a pdf-file or as an e-learning tool. It contains five chapters which cover the complete diving theory. At the end of each chapter you will answer all knowledge reviews and discuss them with your instructor, before you work yourself through the quizzes and the final exam. In view of the e-learning option you can do the quizzes and the exam on your own by logging into the PADI webpage. At last, after having passed the final exam you have finished the diving theory.

Diving theory

You can find more information about the chapter 1 to 3 of the Open Water Manual following our web link for the Scuba Diver course. Chapter 4 then has quite a lot of information. Especially about decompression theory. Here you will understand how diving affects your body and which procedures therefore you have to follow when going for a dive. You will learn about the influence of nitrogen on your body and what you should consider in this regard while on a dive. In chapter five you will learn about further aspects of diving. For example, flying after diving, navigation or diving in special conditions.

At the end of every chapter you will also get an overview about the imminent open water dives 3 and 4.

The Training

As well as for all other days of the course, also for the first day in the pool you will get picked up at the reception of your hotel by our air-conditioned minibus. At the pool your instructor will give you a detailed introduction for handling and use of scuba diving gear. Already at this stage you will practice assembling and disassembling of your equipment. When going into the pool you will be training several practical exercises. The skills you will learn here shall prepare you for situations you might be facing in open water.

After the “pool session” you will complete the diving theory. How long this first day at the pool takes depends on your own or on the group’s performance. Usually participants are back at their hotel by 2 or 3 p.m.

The training dives

On the second and on the third day our super-comfortable and spacious catamaran will leave at 8:00 a.m. and head off to the dive sites. On the way to the dive spot your instructor will prepare you for the dive. You will practice again how to set your equipment up.

On the first day on the boat you will be diving to a maximum depth of 12 meters. While diving you will be training some exercises as well. On the third day of the course you will dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters. As a matter of fact all of this will happen step by step and your instructor will make sure that you feel well and not exceed your personal limits.

Feeling great

At the beginning many things will be completely new or appear for you even to be weird. Sooner or later you will be feeling great in these new surroundings. Subsequently will start to realise slowly what is happening around you on the reef and you will manage to explore many interesting aspects of diving in this special environment. Now that you have immersed yourself into a fascinating new world, you have arrived at an amazing destination that will thrill you most probably all life long.

At the end of the third day of the course your instructor will certify you to a depth of 18 meters. As a result of this training the diving license is valid worldwide for a lifetime.

PADI eLearning options
I. eBook Version
You get an ebook version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, which has 5 chapters. At the end of every chapter there is a knowledge review. Your homework is study the ebook and go through quizzes and exams. The ebook can be used offline. To pay the quizzes you need to be online.
II. eLearning
This version is multimedia supported. You learn by watching, listening, reading and interacting with a dynamic instructional program. This version is by far superior to the eBook version. But it costs also 2.000 Baht more. The multimedia part is only online.
But you have access to the online eBook as well.

Price: 17.500 THB

Your tour will start with our free pickup service on your hotel or resort reception. Please find your correct time in the map, or contact us.