Short on time to learn to Scuba Dive?
Can't afford the PADI Open Water Diver Course? Not sure how often you will get the chance to scuba dive after you leave Phuket? Then this could be just the thing for you!
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for holiday makers short on time or money to take for the Full PADI Open Water Diver Course.The 2 day PADI Scuba Diver course covers most of the PADI Open Water Diver course except it doesn’t really cover Dive Planning, in other words how you work out how long you can stay at what depth. As such this course qualifies you to dive under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster although you can upgrade to full Open Water at any time in the future.
- Duration: 2 days 2-3 dives
- Pre-requisites: Able to swim & completed Diving Medical
- Minimum Age: 10 years old
- Digital/Online Study: Yes
- Availability: Daily
- Group Size: 4:1
- Personal Tuition of 1:1 is available
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a simple 2 Day PADI Scuba Diving Course which covers the main topics and skills of the PADI Open Water Diver Course. This is perfect for those who wish to learn to scuba dive but do not have the time to complete the full 4 day PADI Open Water Course or those who simply always want to scuba dive with a dive guide under supervision. It is also GREAT for those who want to take things slowly or those who are on holiday and perhaps short of time as they can upgrade to full PADI Open Water Divers in just a couple of days anytime in the future anywhere in the world!
The course is broken into 3 simple parts:
The Classroom portion: as with the PADI Open Water Diver Course this consists of reading the first 3 Chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver manual (Touch, Digital or paper versions) before your course starts and completing some simple homework along with watching the DVD. The course introduces you to the basic knowledge you need to know about scuba diving, scuba diving equipment, as well as some simple but important safety information. This usually takes 1-3 hours depending on how prepared you are by the time you start.
PADI has been developing its library of Scuba Diving Digital products and now give you a variety of exciting options. In our opinion the best in our opinion is the Open Water Touch which is designed for tablets or smart phones. But you can also choose from digital manuals, online study called eLearning and much more.
Whichever you choose is included in your PADI Scuba Diver Course price at no additional cost.
The Confined Water Dives: The Pool Dives and training is done in a purpose built scuba diving training pool specially designed to have the depths we need to train you properly. In this portion of the course you will learn the basic skillsfrom Chapters 1-3 of your PADI Open Water Diver manual. We start you off in the pool as it allows you to comfortably learn the skills in a controlled environment with no outside factors such as visibility and current. Once you are happy with that we move into the Andaman Sea.
Open Water Dives: The PADI Scuba Diver course has 1 day out on the dive boat where you will do scuba dives 1 & 2 from the PADI Open Water Diver Course. On these dives you will run through the same scuba diving skills that you did in the pool and go on a tour of the reef. This will most likely be at Ko Racha Yai and/or Racha Noi and it is here you will be doing what you came to do - DIVE - seeing the wonderful and mysterious underwater world.
AS A PADI Scuba Diver you are now certified to dive under the supervision of a PADI professional.
So now you have been Scuba Diving if you are anything like us you want more!
The next logical step would be to continue with your entry level training and upgrade to full PADI Open Water Diver Certification.
Being a certified PADI Scuba Diver means you have completed Chapters 1-3 of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, Confined Water Dives 1-3 and Open Water Dives 1-2, which means you only have left is Chapters 4 & 5 left to do along with Confined Water Dives 4 & 5 and Open Water Dives 3 & 4 and that’s it!
You are now the proud owner of a Full PADI Open Diver License Certification ready to go scuba diving anywhere in the world and continue your education with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course and some PADI Specialty Diver Courses.
Now GO DIVE!
Scuba Diver Course Pricing Options
|Included: PADI course materials (paper or digital), PADI certification fees, Boat fees, Lunch on land and lunch and breakfast on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.|
|1 day out on the boat||2 Dives||9,500 THB|
|One extra Dive||3 Dives||10,500 THB|
|Private Course||1:1 Tuition||Add 2000 THB|
|Special Discount available for two or more people booking together|