Learning to Scuba Dive on Koh Tao
Our three and a half day open water course is aimed at complete beginners and is the perfect way to explore Koh Tao and its crystal clear waters. Your first scuba diving license will include theory work, training in our pool and four open water dives amongst the island’s beautiful coral reefs. Your Open Water Diving license will certify you to dive to 18m, last a life time and be recognised worldwide.
Our experienced instructors start open water courses every day in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, German and Thai. Our team of dive professionals are here so you can enjoy your scuba diving experience here on Koh Tao and in just 3 days go from being a complete beginner to a confident open water diver.
Deposit: 2,500 ฿
Open Water Diving Course Schedule
17h00 – 18h30
Orientation : Meet your experienced instructor and start the Open Water Diver theory work. Then have time to relax and enjoy the famous Koh Tao sunset from our balcony.
9h30 – 16h30
In the morning your instructor will teach you the important rules of Scuba Diving and all about the underwater world here on Koh Tao. After a break for lunch you will learn how to set up the equipment and then go for a practice dive in our swimming pool that will get you ready for your first Open Water dives.
10h30 – 11h30
Classroom academics & final Open Water Diving exam
12h30 – 16h30
Open Water Dives 1 & 2 – your first scuba dives in the ocean will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters in one of our more shallow, training dive sites on Koh Tao.
7h00 – 12h00
Open Water Dives 3 & 4 – on your last day we can take you Scuba Diving to 18 meters so you can enjoy all of Koh Tao’s beautiful marine life. Once the dives are completed you will be a certified Open Water Diver!
*Schedule can change due to weather or low season
Open Water Diving package price includes
- 4 Nights free accommodation
- Phoenix taxi pick up from the pier
- Internationally recognised SSI Open Water Diver certification card and logbook
- Rental dive equipment
- 1 training dive and 4 open water dives in the ocean
- A minimum of 10 years old
- Ability to swim
- Good physical health
Check out our TripAdvisor reviews for our Open Water Diving Course
Coming from someone who is terrified of the ocean I felt completely comfortable throughout this entire process!! I did the open water diving course and my instructor was great making everything feel safe and fun! I fell in love with diving after this experience and would 100% do it all over again. (Thanks Michelle P for the review – keep on diving!)
A friend and I did our open water w/ Phoenix Divers and had a wonderful time! It was nice that the classes are smaller than a lot of the other dive schools on the island. Our instructor was super knowledgeable, friendly, and funny and gave a lot of individual attention/personalized instruction to each of us. (Thank you Mariam M for the awesome review)
Myself and my girlfriend did our Open Water Diving course here over 4 days including accomodation. To put it simply, it was incredible. Despite being one of the cheapest options on the island, the quality does not suffer. The location, equipment and instruction is top notch. (Thanks to Josh E for the TripAdvisor Review)