Diving Koh Tao - COVID-19 special discount up to 38%

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the "Scuba Birds" PADI 5-star IDC Dive Center on Koh Tao offers special prices for 2020-2022. Book diving now and get up to 38% discount on PADI Courses and diving programs. No deposit and prepayment required!

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Koh Tao PADI Open Water Diver Course - 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.

About PADI Open Water Diver Course

Duration: from 3 days

Minimum age: 10 years (for PADI Open Water Junior Certification)

Limitations: absence of any medical conditions (download medical statement here)

Regular price: ฿11,000

Book now: ฿8,490

Discount: 24%


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PADI Open Water Diver Course Packages on Koh Tao:


During Covid-19, prices for packages with accommodation are also reduced. Contact us for the latest information

- 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 PADI Open Water Diver Course includes:

  • Training materials (digital manual and dive tables)
  • International PADI Diver Certificate
  • Equipment Rental
  • Tea, coffee, fruits and light snacks on our dive boat
  • "Scuba Birds" Logbook (personal diver’s book to log your dives)
  • Free WiFi on the boat & classrooms
  • Insurance

Additionally in packages:

  • Accommodation in a fan or air-conditioned room or bungalow 
  • 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.