Diving on Ko Samui Island — PADI Scuba Diver course for beginners

Diving on Koh Samui. Scuba diving training for beginners — 2 days PADI Scuba Diver course.

PADI Scuba Diver course on Koh Samui

After completing this course, you will receive an international PADI diver certificate and will be able to dive to a depth of no more than 12 meters, under the guidance of a PADI professional anywhere in the world. This course is perfect for those who plan to dive infrequently, mainly during the holidays.

PADI Scuba Diver course on Koh Samui — the best price guaranteed!*

Duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 10 years
Limitations: absence of any medical conditions (download medical statement here)

Price: 10,000 THB 

Special price for online booking: 9,000 THB

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The practical part of the course will be conducted on Koh Tao as there are no dive sites around Koh Samui. For your convenience and to save time on transfers between Koh Samui and Koh Tao we have included in the course price the cost of your stay on Koh Tao for the duration of training.


The cost of the course includes:
— Transfer Samui — Koh Tao — Samui
— Accommodation on Koh Tao for the duration of study (1 night)
— Training materials
— International PADI Diver Certificate
— Equipment rental
— Tea, coffee, fruits and light snacks on our dive boat
— Logbook (personal diver’s book to log your dives)

What does your training for PADI Scuba Diver course include?

Theoretical part
You can start your theoretical studies on Koh Samui, where you will receive educational materials in advance and all the necessary instructions to use them.
You will need to read through 3 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, which can be supplemented by watching 3 parts of the training video. After that you will need to complete 3 knowledge reviews and 3 quizzes relating to the 3 chapters you studied.
Practical part
As has been mentioned above, the entire practical part of the course will take place on Koh Tao. Practice includes 3 confined water sessions*. During those sessions you will master basic safe scuba diving and equipment setup skills under the guidance of the PADI Instructor. The next day you will complete 2 dives in the open water, demonstrating previously learned skills in conditions that replicate real dives. At the end of each dive you will take an underwater excursion and enjoy the underwater world of tropical coral reefs.

*Confined water is a general term that refers to either a swimming pool or an open water site that offers swimming pool-like conditions with respect to clarity, calmness, and depth. It has both shallow water and water sufficiently deep to allow student divers to meet all skill performance requirements.

PADI Scuba Diver course — detailed course description


PADI Scuba Diver course schedule on Koh Samui

You will begin the study of the theoretical part on Koh Samui, where 1–2 days before the course you will receive study materials and all the necessary instructions.
First day:
6:30 am — 7:15 am: Transfer (minivan) from your hotel to the Lomprayah pier
8 am — 10 am: High-speed catamaran ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao
10 am — 10:15 am: Meeting with your instructor on Koh Tao
10:15 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives (departure time may vary)
11 am — 12:30 pm: Skills practice in confined water
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm: Rest on the dive boat, tea, coffee, light snacks
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm: Skills practice in confined water
3 pm: Return to Koh Tao, accommodation check in, free time.
4 pm — 5:30 pm: Theory part (knowledge review and quiz check)
Second day:
10 am: Departure on our dive boat to one of the Koh Tao dive sites to perform the training dives (departure time may vary)
10:30 am — 11 am: First training dive in the open water
11 am — 12 pm: Rest, lunch on the dive boat
12 pm — 1 pm: Second training dive in the open water
3 pm — 5 pm: High-speed catamaran ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
5 pm — 6 pm: Transfer to your hotel

Continuing diving education

After completing the PADI Scuba Diver course you can upgrade your certificate to PADI Open Water Diver at any time. To do this you will need to study the 2 remaining theoretical modules in the PADI Open Water Diver manual, final exam, complete confined sessions 4 and 5, and 2 open water dives.