Open Water Diving Course

Complete your Koh Tao Diving Course & become an Open Water Diver

Koh Tao is the perfect place to learn how to Scuba dive. The water is calm and clear and there are more than 20 beautiful dive sites with conditions perfect for learning.

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 Koh Tao Diving Course 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 Koh Tao Diving Courses every day in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, German and Thai. Our team of dive professionals have all completed their training here at Phoenix Divers and will make you feel calm and relaxed throughout the whole experience. They will make sure you enjoy your Koh Tao Diving Course and in just 3 days take you from being a complete beginner to a confident open water diver.

11,000 ฿

Deposit: 2,500 ฿

Koh Tao 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
This is where the Koh Tao Diving Course really starts! 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 dive 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 Koh Tao Diving Course 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!

*Koh Tao Diving Course schedule can change due to weather, low season & number of divers

See a more in depth course schedule here.

Koh Tao Diving Course package price includes

  • Phoenix taxi pick up from the pier
  • Internationally recognised SSI Open Water Diver certification card and logbook
  • Rental dive equipment
  • Professional instruction in maximum group sizes of 4 people to 1 instructor
  • 1 training dive and 4 open water dives in the ocean
  • And an awesome Koh Tao Diving Course experience!


Our Koh Tao Diving Course TripAdvisor Reviews

AWESOME DIVING COURSE – We did the open water diving course. I can totally recommend doing that! If you dont do it at Phoenix you will regret it. The price for the course is really cheap for the experience you will have!
Everybody in the school is so nice and they really know what they‘re doing. Our Instructor was always so calm and never stressfull, what gives you confidence under water. The atmosphere at the school and under water is just great! If I come next time to Koh Tao for diving I will definetly go there again!


> We are in the top 5 of over 100 Diving Schools on Koh Tao

OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE – Phoenix Divers is a well run business. I did the open water course (4 days) with my husband. some theory, testing, and practical experience. Our instructor was thorough and made sure you felt knowledgeable and safe at all times. He made the course super relaxed and fun, and also pushed you to do your best. His assistant helped me through some struggles and made me feel calm and capable. Everyone there was so nice, welcoming and the diving was such an amazing experience over all. Would love to come back and dive with these pros anytime.


> We have over 1000 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor. Click here.

OPEN WATER & ADVANCED – In a week time me and my friend completed both the open water course and the advanced adventurer course. For both courses our instructor was Fabian, the best and nicest instructor we’ve ever met. The courses were organized perfectly and the dive sites we went to were amazing. We highly recommend to do your diving courses at Phoenix Diver Koh Tao


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Open Water Diving Course

11,000 ฿

When you book your Koh Tao Diving Course online you will receive a confirmation email so we can –

  • Book your preferred type of accommodation (if you need it)
  • Confirm the date of your arrival
  • Confirm the date you want to start the course
  • Organise a taxi to pick you up from the pier (if you need it)