Diving Koh Tao - COVID-19 special discount up to 52%

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the "Scuba Birds" PADI 5-star IDC Dive Center on Koh Tao offers special prices for 2020-2021. Book diving now and get up to 52% discount on PADI Courses and diving programs. No deposit and prepayment required! Prices are valid until September 1, 2021

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PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao island is the most popular diving course in the world!

PADI Open Water Diver сourse in Koh Tao Island - confined water session on the beach in Koh Nang Yuan Island

This is a 3-day diving course for beginners. With Open Water certification you can plan and dive with your partner to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world.

PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao Island — Five packages with 20 options of accommodation!

Duration: from 3 days
Minimum age: 10 years (for PADI Open Water Junior Certification)
Limitations: absence of any medical conditions (download medical statement here)

The cost of the course: from 11,000 THB


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PADI Open Water Diver Course in Koh Tao Island:

- 5 packages with and without accommodation
- 20 accommodation options in three different hotels

See the packages details
Choose the best option for you and save up to 4,500 THB!


The cost of the course itself includes:
— Training materials (digital manual and dive tables)
— International PADI Diver Certificate
— Rental equipment
— Tea, coffee, fruits and light snacks on our dive boat
— Scuba Birds Logbook (personal diver’s book to log your dives)
— 0% extra charge for credit card payment
— 0% extra charge for PayPal payment
— Free WiFi on the boat
— Boat travel insurance during the course

Additionally in packages:
Accommodation in a fan or air-conditioned room or bungalow (see package details)
— Underwater photo/video (Package includes an additional SD card with your underwater photos/short videos from two last dives in open water)


What does your training for the PADI Open Water Diver course include?

Theoretical part
You will need to read through 5 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, which can be supplemented by watching 5 parts of the training video. After that, you will need to complete 5 knowledge reviews, 4 tests and pass a final exam related to the 5 chapters you studied.

Practical part
Practice includes 5 confined water sessions*. During those sessions, you will master basic safe scuba diving and equipment setup skills under the guidance of the PADI Instructor.
During the next 2 days you will complete 4 dives in the open water as you demonstrate previously acquires skills in conditions that replicate real dives. At the end of each dive you will take an underwater tour 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 in regard to clarity, calmness, and depth. It has both shallow water and sufficiently deep water to allow student divers to meet all of the skill performance requirements.

PADI Open Water Diver course — detailed course description and an approximate timetable


Continuing diving education

After completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, you can move on. PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver courses are the next step for you!
After completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, you also can choose from a variety of PADI specialty courses.